Book Review + Giveaway! — The House at The End of The Moor

30 Apr

About The Book

Book: House at The End of The Moor

Author: Michelle Griep

Genre: Christian Historical

Release Date: April 2020

An Opulent London Opera Star Escapes to the Rugged Landscape of the English Moors

Opera star Maggie Lee escapes her opulent lifestyle when threatened by a powerful politician who aims to ruin her life. She runs off to the wilds of the moors to live in anonymity. All that changes the day she discovers a half-dead man near her house. Escaped convict Oliver Ward is on the run to prove his innocence, until he gets hurt and is taken in by Maggie. He discovers some jewels in her possession—the very same jewels that got him convicted. Together they hatch a plan to return the jewels, clearing Oliver’s name and hopefully maintaining Maggie’s anonymity.

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My Impressions:

Michelle Griep has done it again! She has created a book world worthy of Charles Dickens himself. The House at The End of The Moor has all you could love — Dickensian flavor, wonderful characters, sinister villains, a twisting, turning plot, spot-on spiritual themes, and romance. I loved the setting particularly. Victorian England with all its contrasts — reform and injustice, opulence and slums — is represented well. Griep has a way of making it all come alive for the reader with her detailed descriptions. The two main characters are complexly drawn as they struggle with the need for vengeance and the necessity of forgiveness. You will love the development of their romance as well. This historical novel is also great for fans of mystery/suspense — the action is non-stop with developments you will never see coming! Schemes, intrigues, betrayals, and the ultimate mercy of God makes this novel a recommended read!

Recommended. 

Audience: Adults.

(Thanks to Celebrate Lit for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

About The Author

Michelle Griep’s been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She is the Christy Award-winning author of historical romances: A Tale of Two Hearts, The Captured Bride, The Innkeeper’s Daughter, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, The Captive Heart, Brentwood’s Ward, A Heart Deceived, and Gallimore, but also leaped the historical fence into the realm of contemporary with the zany romantic mystery Out of the Frying Pan. If you’d like to keep up with her escapades, find her at http://www.michellegriep.com or stalk her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

More from Michelle

What comes to mind when you hear the word moor? For some, images of Jane Eyre spring to life. For others, The Hound of the Baskervilles starts barking. But for most, it’s a big fat goose egg. The fact is that most Americans don’t have a clue what a moor is, but never fear, my friend…after you read the next few paragraphs, you’ll never again go blank-minded when you hear the word moor.

Last summer I skipped across the pond and tromped around Dartmoor with my daughter and husband. What an awesome experience. I learned first-hand just how windy this vast stretch of land can be, for that’s really what a moor is at heart: a vast stretch of land. Webster’s defines it as an expanse of open rolling infertile land. Sounds rather desolate, eh? Yeah. Kind of. But it’s oh so much more.

In spring and summer, green does abound. Gorse bushes. Scrubby grasses. Lambs and sheep and goats. All these animals roam free so there are trails worn into the dirt that you can hike along. But I hear you…where could you possibly go if there’s nothing besides some farm animals roaming around the place?

You could hike to a tor, which is a “high, craggy hill.” Some of them can be a little treacherous to climb, but sweet mercy, what a view! The earth stretches out like a green and brown quilt. As I hiked that day last spring, whispers in the wind inspired me to wonder a lot of what-ifs, and those what-ifs came together in a story of intrigue and betrayal.

What would you do if you found a half-dead man bleeding in the middle of nowhere? Find out what heroine Maggie Lee does in The House at the End of the Moor.

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Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Michelle is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a free copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click HERE to enter.

 

6 Responses to “Book Review + Giveaway! — The House at The End of The Moor”

  1. susiesellnergmailcom April 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm #

    I love stories set in England and look forward to reading Michelle Griep’s new book.

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  2. Debbie P April 30, 2020 at 1:51 pm #

    This book sounds like a very intriguing read.

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  3. Pam K. April 30, 2020 at 7:12 pm #

    I really enjoy Michelle Griep’s books. The House at the End of the Moor is just the kind of book I love to read.

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  4. diannekc May 1, 2020 at 11:51 am #

    Love Michelle Grieves books. “The House At The End Of The Moor”” sounds like a great book.

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  5. carylkane May 1, 2020 at 7:11 pm #

    I enjoy Michelle’s books! I’m looking forward to reading this one.

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  6. Jessy D'Alvarado May 2, 2020 at 6:07 am #

    Thank you for the opportunity. Great post!

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