The House at the End of the Moor by author Michelle Griep is a Christian Historical Fiction that is so interesting from the very beginning. It is a Regency England story with mystery, intrigue and romance. I loved its message of faith.
This is the story of Maggie Lee. She is an opera singer that has run away from her glamorous life because of threats. Her life now is in the moors unbeknownst to others.
It is also the tale of Oliver Ward. He is a wrongly accused incarcerated man. Their lives collide, and it appears they have something in common.
Author Grief is a fabulous storyteller. This is a page turning, sometimes gritty tale that keeps readers guessing. The characters are well described and memorable, even the secondary ones. Villains are plentiful and so easy to detest. The dialog is period appropriate and character revealing.
Through her vivid descriptive words the author took me back in time to a Moor. I was able to learn some things, which is always a bonus when reading. The jail scenes were a bit horrific to imagine. There is also some violence.
The life lessons and messages of faith are what make this book beautiful. I love reading a story that has a character growing in faith. Lessons of redemption, hope, justice, faith, and love shine brightly throughout this novel.
Expect surprises, twists, turns, intrigue, romance, and a trip to the English Moors in the wonderful story. I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys historical fiction, especially Regency. It might be too much for younger teens so I would limit it to older ones. I rated it 4 out of 5 stars. A copy from Celebrate Lit was provided, but these are my honest words.
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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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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