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The Innkeeper's Daughter

The Innkeeper s Daughter A London officer goes undercover to expose a plot against the Crown Dover England Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high stakes plot against the king a

  • Title: The Innkeeper's Daughter
  • Author: Michelle Griep
  • ISBN: 9781683224358
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Paperback
  • A London officer goes undercover to expose a plot against the Crown Dover, England, 1808 Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high stakes plot against the king and he s a master of disguise, for Johanna Langley believes him to be quite the rogue.until she can no longer fight against his unrelenting charm All Johanna wants isA London officer goes undercover to expose a plot against the Crown Dover, England, 1808 Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high stakes plot against the king and he s a master of disguise, for Johanna Langley believes him to be quite the rogue.until she can no longer fight against his unrelenting charm All Johanna wants is to keep the family inn afloat, but when the rent and the hearth payment are due at the same time, where will she find the extra funds If she doesn t come up with the money, there will be nowhere to go other than the workhouse where she ll be separated from her ailing mother and ten year old brother Alex desperately wants to help Johanna, especially when she confides in him, but his mission finding and bringing to justice a traitor to the crown must come first, or they could all end up dead.

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    1. Michelle Griep

      I 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 writeexcept for that graffiti phase I went through as a teenager Oops Did I say that out loud

    951 Comments

    1. Any fans of BBC dramas will enjoy this tale of intrigue, adventure and romance A sequel to Brentwood s Ward, loosely connected by a few mentions of other characters, but easily reads as a standalone A cast of characters worthy of a Dickens novel, this well written story has a quick pace and a bit of humor to counteract the dark side of 1808 Dover Villains and heroes, ladies and gentlemen of all parts of society mix it up Some big plot twists and action towards the end kept it engaging until the [...]


    2. Dover, England, 1808 Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high stakes plot against the king and he s a master of disguise, for Johanna Langley believes him to be quite the rogue.until she can no longer fight against his unrelenting charm.This book was very entertaining and had a great story It contained Griep s usual mix of quirky characters Johanna Langley, the heroine, has low self esteem yet at the same time is fighting with every breath to save her fath [...]


    3. 4.5 stars rounding upPeril, intrigue, hidden identities, shady inns, Magistrates, smuggling, danger, beating hearts, family, loss, love, hope, Dover, musicians, lost minds, puppets, friendship, death, seaside, caves, balls, gambling, trust, time and healing.From the beginning of the book to the end, I did not want to put it down I was very intrigued by the characters and knew there were lots of interesting backstories waiting to be revealed to the reader All was not what it appeared to be Especi [...]




    4. I m so glad Alexander got his turn We had a glimpse of him in Brentwood s Ward, and I really liked him Alex is man of duty and he doesn t say no to his assignment, even though it s fraught with peril When he meets Johanna at the inn, he becomes a friend to her young brother, and to her as well Johanna is a strong character, but everything rides on her shoulders and she s tired Sometimes, she makes bad decisions and Alex comes to her rescue I really liked how their relationship developed and how [...]


    5. This author, I have a love hate relationship with.Sometimes I love her books sometimes I don t I don t get it This one was entertaining and had a good story line The leading lady and her very low self esteem and a belief that God tortured her and it got old She went so far as to say that God held her sin of lying against her and it was just as bad as the guy who whips people who work for him What the crazy, in what world is our God so awful that he doesn t see the gravity of each sin and sees th [...]


    6. This Regency adventure romance has pretty much everything The writing grabs you from the first page and doesn t let go, with well rounded characters and a taut plot that just keeps adding layer upon layer of intrigue We start with the very harried title character, Johanna Langley, fretting over money she doesn t have in order to keep the failing Blue Hedge Inn in business It s just Johanna, her mother and her 10 year old brother Thomas trying to keep the place afloat, as Mr Langley has been dead [...]


    7. Michelle has the ability to weave an intricate tale filled out by a bounty of rich and intriguing characters The heroes aside, you ll be left guessing about who s who, their true loyalty and the parts that they play until the very end There are so many figures in this book falling under both law breaker and law enforcer, you d be forgiven for getting a little lost, but no It s written in a way that is clear and recalling all of the minor characters is not difficult There s plenty of shady no goo [...]


    8. There is nothing nor less than trusting God Therein surrender, and you will find rest Innkeeper Johanna Langley is bone tired tired of trying to make ends meet, tired of chasing down her errant brother, tired of carrying the burden of her family s livelihood on her young shoulders The old dilapidated Blue Hedge Inn stands just one payment shy of foreclosure, which would send all three members of her family to the poorhouse, when Joanna literally falls into the arms of an handsome stranger on th [...]


    9. I was thrilled to be back in amongst the characters in Brentwoods Ward That surprised me.The characters are what really push this book along They are varied, some weird, some evil, some goodd some in between It was a slow start for me, but I love this author so I kept going I wasn t disappointed I enjoyed the varied characters and what they added to the plotd it might not turn out exactly as you thought it would There are a few surprises along the way So grab the book and take the journey of the [...]


    10. I didn t know Brentwood s Ward was part of a series then I started this one and I was so pleased it was a continuation of the Bow Street Runners adventures.Johanna Alexander what a couple His charming, slightly reckless, give no bothers attitude paired perfectly with Johanna s quieter but genuine sweet personality Their romance yaaass The writing style as per usual Michelle has a distinct voice that I have come to love in her writing I haven t read many books set in inn s, and for some reason ie [...]


    11. In Dover, England 1808, Alexander Moore, Bow Street officer, is sent to ferret out a traitor to the Crown and must stay at the Blue Hedge Inn, which is run by Johanna Langley, her mother and her 10 year old brother No one must know his true identity, for if he fails at his job, they could all die Johanna must find a way to keep the inn afloat or the entire family will be headed for debtor s prison She and Alex begin to have feelings toward one another, but Johanna values honesty above all else a [...]


    12. A dangerous, undercover assignment requires Alex risk his life, his reputationd possibly the love of a lifetime First of all, the cover is gorgeous That, combined with a recognizable author whom I have read before, had me excited enough to read this book Then, I find out it is another Bow Street Runner story I bought and read Brentwood s Ward back in January 2016, and loved it but had no idea the author was going to write another one So, undeniably, I was ecstatic to discover this continuation T [...]


    13. About the Book A London officer goes undercover to expose a plot against the Crown.Dover, England, 1808 Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high stakes plot against the king and he s a master of disguise, for Johanna Langley believes him to be quite the rogue.until she can no longer fight against his unrelenting charm.All Johanna wants is to keep the family inn afloat, but when the rent and the hearth payment are due at the same time, where will she find t [...]


    14. This well written novel was quick paced with quit a few twist and turns to it It will keep you on the end of your seat and it may not end as you expect There is lots of adventure to this tale It has everything you could want You have your hero and heroine, some good guys, spies, a traitor, a man in black, a few under cover agents, and a crazy puppeteer who can t talk without his puppet, just to mention a few You are not sure who s who until the end There are so many strong characters in this boo [...]


    15. Welcome to the early 1800 s and we are in England, and staying at the local pub, and don t be surprised if you have to share your bed with a stranger, that is what happens to Alex, our undercover officer of the Crown.This is real look into history, and what life was like back at a different time, and we get an up close and close look at the big difference in society and those that have and the chances of going into debtor prison While life struggles are evident, and we are on the lookout for a t [...]


    16. I enjoyed this tale of intrigue and danger The attraction between Johanna and Alex was clear from the start, yet it seemed an impossible situation There were some characters in The Innkeeper s Daughter who were easy to spot as good guys and others who clearly had nefarious intentions Then there were those characters that I couldn t quite pin down The author did a good job of keeping me guessing about exactly who was behind the subterfuge.There were some frustrating decisions made by both Alex an [...]


    17. The Innkeeper s Daughter is a pretty good read I enjoyed the historical details, the mystery, the setting, the settings.everything There was a part that was a little slow to me, but it picked right back up pretty quick The Innkeeper s Daughter is most definitely my favorite that I have read by Michelle Griep I hope she will write like this one in the future I recommend this one and give it a solid 4 stars I received this book from the publisher, but was not required to write a review This revie [...]


    18. I received an advance copy of this book I m not big on book reviews, but considering I won this in a giveaway, I think I will go ahead and do my best.Alexander Moore is a Bow Street Runner who is given the assignment to travel to Dover and locate a traitor As part of his assignment, he is instructed to stay at the dilapidated Blue Hedge Inn During his stay at the Inn, he becomes acquainted with the proprietors, the lovely Johanna Langley, her mam and her younger brother Thomas Johanna is very he [...]


    19. Treason, lies and intrigue Oh My Tales of power and ambition and intrigue and betrayal and desire when you re telling those in a big way, you automatically want to go to Shakespeare Beau WillimonI loved this story that was set during the early 1800 s when Regency England battled Napoleon and his quest to conquer the world It was full of intrigue, spy networks, treasonous characters, smugglers, and the agents of the Crown trying to thwart their nefarious plans and being them to justice This quick [...]


    20. Title The Innkeeper s Daughter a novel Author Michelle GriepPages 320Year 2018Publisher Shiloh Run Press My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.What a spectacular story is bound within the covers Michelle Griep takes readers back in time to 1808 in London to a place called the Blue Hedge Inn where a mother, daughter and young son keep boarders, serve ale and food They work hard in a building that is run down and about to collapse, trying hard to pay off the mortgage before they get sent to the workhouse [...]


    21. What a unique work of Christian historical fiction With The Innkeeper s Daughter , Michelle Griep crafts a fascinating story that combines romance, suspense, and hardship against the backdrop of Dover in 1808 The dialect immerses the reader in this Regency world, and the realistic challenges and situations which the characters face reinforce this connection Moral quandaries and tests of faith feature prominently and demonstrate that despite the passage of time, some things do not change Be it tw [...]


    22. In The Innkeeper s Daughter, Alex Morton is a runner for the Crown He is sent to Dover to find a traitor He is told to stay in an inn In this run down inn he meets Johanna Langley She is the innkeeper s daughter and she is lovely Unfortunately, Alex is undercover and on an assignment But the he gets to know Johanna the he regrets not being able to allow himself to love Johanna Johanna helps to run the inn with her mother and her young brother They are barely holding it together and struggle to [...]


    23. It s funny how authors will strike on a similar idea at the same time this is the second novel I ve read recently about a female Regency era innkeeper the other being Julie Klassen s The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill , though that s where the similarities end They are very different in tone This one is suspenseful, with significantly danger not unexpected, given our hero is a lawman working on ferreting out a traitor.I have to admit, I saw Johanna and Alex s conflict coming a mile away it s pretty muc [...]


    24. Excerpt Now that her worst fear had come to pass, surprisingly she wasn t as crushed as she d imagined The sun still shone, the wind still blew, and God yet reigned in the heavens.The story begins in Dover, England in the year 1808 The book is filled with adventure, espionage, and romance What a delicious combination of elements for a Regency novel Meet Alexander Moore, alias Alexander Morton, a Bow Street runner on a secret assignment and Miss Johanna Langley, co proprietor of the Blue Hedge In [...]


    25. A dilapidated inn in Dover, England 1808 I enjoy reading about this era in time and especially Ms Griep s telling of the tale It s a little like taking off on a roller coaster ride slowly up the hill as she builds the storyline slowly and carefully But not so slowly that the story loses the momentum and the reader gets bored or the story gets stalled Not at all She allows you to get to know the characters and once you become thoroughly invested in them, the plot thickens There is a quirky little [...]


    26. Another winner How does an author manage to write a book that is as good as, or even better than her previous book Well, you will have to read Brentwood s Ward AND THEN The Innkeeper s Daughter to find out although they can be read as stand alone novels Michelle Griep has written yet another page turning tale about a Bow Street Runner I love these stories, they are filled with so much intrigue What do you get when you put together a desperate innkeeper s daughter, an undercover lawman, smugglers [...]


    27. This is a complicated Regency romance and mystery with spies, an inn and its owners in dire straits, smugglers, romance, suspense, and characters who are rarely what they seem Some characters are from an earlier book apparently My favorite characters are Thatcher and later Lucius Nutbrown and Nixie strange as they are and the innkeeper, Johanna s mother They are the most intriguing, and I wonder if Thatcher will turn up in a romance of his own some day Alex, our hero, is a spy who s been sent on [...]


    28. Thanks to Net Galley for a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.A Regency romance with some intrigue Jo is the innkeeper s daughter trying so hard to keep her family s inn running Alex is a Bow Street runner sent to Dover and the inn by his magistrate mentor to ferret out a traitor The cast of characters includes a disabled mother, a 10 year old brother, a troupe of traveling musicians or are they , a ventriloquist, a devious lord, and spoiled heiress There were vague references to peop [...]


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