Friday, February 15, 2019

Ladies of Intrigue: 3 Tales of 19th-Century Romance with a Dash of Mystery by Michelle Griep


Ladies of Intrigue: 3 Tales of 19th-Century Romance with a Dash of Mystery

3 Page-Turners Under One Cover from Reader Favorite Michelle Griep!
Can truth and love prevail when no one is as they appear?

The Gentleman Smuggler’s Lady
Cornish Coast, 1815
When a prim and proper governess returns to England from abroad, she expects to comfort her dying father—not fall in love with a smuggler. Will Helen Fletcher keep Isaac Seaton’s unusual secret?

The Doctor’s Woman (A Carol Award Winner!)
Dakota Territory, 1862
Emmy Nelson, daughter of a missionary doctor, and Dr. James Clark, city doctor aspiring to teach, find themselves working side by side at Fort Snelling during the Dakota Uprising. That is when the real clash of ideals begins.

A House of Secrets
St. Paul, Minnesota, 1890
Ladies Aide Chairman, Amanda Carston resolves to clean up St. Paul’s ramshackle housing, starting with the worst of the worst: a “haunted” house that’s secretly owned by her beau—a home that’s his only means of helping brothel girls escape from the hands of the city’s most infamous madam.

My Thoughts:
Each of these stories are filled with mystery, romance and a little action along the way, which made the entire book move faster than I would have liked. I was sad when it ended, but the characters were well developed with the stories set in the 1800's and the author did her research. I felt that I was in the time period as I read each novella. 
Along with romance and intrigue, faith is a common theme throughout each of these stories as all of the women must trust God through difficult seasons. I found the stories to be enjoyable and great reads. If you are a fan of historical fiction, then pick up a copy of Ladies of Intrigue. 

About the Author:
Michelle GriepI hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I chose the latter. Way cheaper. I've been writing since I discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write...except for that graffiti phase I went through as a teenager. Oops. Did I say that out loud?

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