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The House at the End of the Moor Kindle Edition
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From the intriguing title to the last romantic lines, The House at the End of the Moor, is one compelling, beauty-for-ashes read. Jewels, an opera star, and a convict on the run serve up romance and suspense in spades. Well done!
Laura Frantz, Christy Award winning author of The Lacemaker
A wonderfully stormy love story that weaves together danger, intrigue, and a dramatic setting in the English countryside. This page-turning adventure will keep you up at night!
Elizabeth Camden, RITA and Christy Award winning author
I couldn t put this novel down. It has everything I want: a richly detailed and atmospheric historic setting, robust characters who grow from one chapter to the next, and timeless truths convincingly and naturally portrayed. Not only does The House at the End of the Moor sparkle with wit and wisdom, but the spiritual insight is seamlessly and powerfully delivered. Another impressive offering from Michelle Griep. I can t wait for her next!
Jocelyn Green, award-winning author of Veiled in Smoke
The moors come alive in this tale of hidden souls, dangerous secrets, and burgeoning love. With echoes of the Brontë sisters and the deviousness of Dickens, Michelle Griep has spun a masterful tale of survival and love. I was captivated and did not escape until long after the end.
Jaime Jo Wright, author of Echoes among the Stones and Christy Award Winning, The House on Foster Hill
Michelle Griep is my go-to author for heart-throbbing hunks; independent, feisty heroines; and a story that not only warms, but keeps my adrenaline raging. The House at the End of the Moor is no exception. Danger, suspense, mystery, and romance all wrapped up in a masterfully-written historical novel that not only entertains but teaches a spiritual lesson you ll not soon forget.
MaryLu Tyndall, award-winning author of The Legacy of the King's Pirates
How can a tale be both eerie and yet filled with such light and hope? The House at the End of the Moor pulls you into another time and place, completely atmospheric and full of everything that is great about Gothic-style fiction. Griep uses meticulous research as well as her signature wit to craft a tale that will leave you feeling as if you have trod the moors and scaled the tors of southwest England with Oliver and Maggie.
Erica Vetsch, author of The Lost Lieutenant
This sharply clever adventure captured me from gritty opening to brilliant finale! Griep has crafted a wonderfully terrible plight for her characters with a stunning conclusion and a romance that warms right through the pages. A true masterpiece of vivid creativity!
- --Joanna Davidson Politano, author of Lady Jayne Disappears and other historical mysteries --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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- ASIN : B081GGP5GV
- Publisher : Shiloh Run Press (1 April 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 4329 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 277 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 339,150 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Oliver is grateful when, following his escape from jail and resulting injury, Maggie takes him into her home, doctors him and hides him from the jailer who is hunting for him. But the discovery that she has hiding in a closet the very necklace he was jailed for having stolen sets in motion a plan to simultaneously vindicate him from the charge of theft and take vengeance on the man who has injured them both. Their plan does not go as smoothly as they had hoped, though, when both his jailer and her former manager pick up their trail...
I read this a nearly month ago but have taken a while to review because I have struggled to work out how to express it. The fact that it still stands out in my memory after that long, despite having read many books in the meantime, stands as a testimony to how memorable this book is. I've read and enjoyed other books by the author, but this is perhaps my favourite to date - strangely enough, at least partly because of the jailer's part of the story, which I would never have guessed at the start. Though there is some brutality and violence, it's not excessive and does generally feel necessary/appropriate to the era, and does not override the story itself. It's not a light read but it is clean - and I love the ending. All in all, this is a highly memorable tale of redemption that I would very much recommend.
Note that I received a complimentary copy of the book from NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review and this is my considered opinion of the book.
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Firstly, the two Regency protagonists, Maggie and Oliver, are three-dimensional. They are both wonderful and flawed. And, yes, it is easy to fall in love with them as we learn more about their broken backgrounds.
Griep writes with great imagery, humor, and skill.
”Words stagger around on my tongue like little drunkards.”
”...’Every soul has value.’”
”...That stung. Of course, Barrow was one of God’s creatures--but so was a rat.”(BTW, this ”value” theme carries over from her last book, but yet The House at the Edge of the Moor is also a great stand-alone.)
The enemies are dark, dangerous, and even described as demons. How I loved that. But how I loved even more the subtle thread of one very lost, dark soul beginning to hear God’s call on his life. How far is too far for forgiveness? With people? With God?
The faith element is present at appropriate times. Strong, but fitting. If you can't have faith when approaching death, when can you?Does this same faith carry over into life? Greed, need of a loving father, trust, backwards prejudice, judgment, and justice are all themes woven into this deliciously rich book that went down like honey into my reader’s soul.
”True justice starts with repentance. How can we ask God to show justice in the world while willfully nursing our own hidden prejudices, selfishness, lusts, greed...our own broken relationships?”
By the end of the novel, I had completed a romance, filled my head with beautiful words, received words of faith to consider, and enjoyed more twists than I could have imagined. Yet every twist actually was credible. Thus, I closed the book, extremely happy. If only it weren’t over.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author as well as from NetGalley. This in no way influenced my opinions, which are solely my own.
Profound!! I enjoyed this book so much I will probably read it again.