By Kelly Bridgewater
About the Book
Book: The Bride of Blackfriars Lane
Author: Michelle Griep
Release date: September, 2022
The Continuing Adventure of Jackson and Kit!
Detective Jackson Forge can hardly wait to marry the street-sly swindler who’s
turned his life upside down. Kit Turner is equally excited to wed the handsome
detective, and what better way to show her love than providing him with a gift
any man of the law would love? She determines to bring to justice the men who
years ago maimed his brother—despite Jackson’s warning to leave the past in the
past. As she digs into the mystery of what happened, she unwittingly tumbles
into her own history and endangers her future happiness with Jackson.
Bride of Blackfriars Lane by Michelle Griep was a
delightful historical mystery with two unyielding characters who must put their
love and their future joyment on the
line. The plot was a little more mystery than her previous novels, which I
really loved. I loved the opening chapter where Kit and Jackson are headed
toward their wedding, and of course, the wedding does not go off as planned. A
predictable reality if readers are familiar with the first book, The Thief of Blackfriars Lane, and
would expect nothing less from these two. I really enjoyed the concept of
returning characters as they go past the engagement moment that the first book
left readers in. This moment happens a lot, but it was nice to see the plot
move past this moment. A brave and interesting romance as the two discover what
they really want versus what they think they want. I would not feel
disappointed if Griep writes another story with these two characters.
Definitely another hit out of the park from a historical mysteries writer that
I have come to devour.
I received a complimentary copy of The Bride of Blackfriars Lane by
Michelle Griep from Barbour Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Bride of Blackfriars Lane
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,
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 www.michellegriep.com or stalk her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
And guess what? She loves to hear from readers! Feel free to drop her a note at email@example.com.
More from Michelle
A Visit to Borough Market
Whenever I skip across the pond, I make it a point to stop at the Borough Market for some great meals. This area was—and is—a popular place to shop and an absolute must-see for food lovers. From grocers, fishmongers, cheese sellers, and butchers to all kinds of ethnic eats, it’s hard not to want to sample everything. My personal favorite are the buddha bowls.
Believe it or not, Borough market has been in operation for the past thousand years. Yes, you read that correctly. It actually began as a bridge, constructed in 990. But let’s fast forward to the Victorian era, shall we?
In the nineteenth century, a railway viaduct was constructed through the middle of the market, which brought in more people—but also brought in more noise, soot, disruption, and crime. In such a hotbed of activity, it’s easy to imagine cutpurses and pickpockets of all sorts.
And that’s the perfect scene for a certain con-artist turned investigator to meet with an informant. In The Bride of Blackfriars Lane, Kit Turner is up to her old shenanigans, much to Jackson’s chagrin. You can visit Borough Market along with her in this wild ride through Victorian London. It’s just one of the many stops in a city that never gets old.
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