Wednesday, May 6, 2020

THE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE MOOR by Michelle Griep, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise

A thoroughly delicious Gothic, Victorian tale that evokes the atmosphere of some of my favorite classics. It is written in the style of great books such as The Count of Monte Cristo, A Tale of Two Cities and The Scarlett Pimpernel.
Ms. Griep used an unusual occupation for her main female character. Maggie Lee is an opera singer but with a crystal reputation. The hero, Oliver Ward, is an honorable, prominent man in the House of Commons. He ends up in Dartmoor Prison, wrongly accused. He escapes and he and Maggie strive to prove his innocence. The journey is fraught with danger, mystery and some surprises.

The author populates her story with interesting and sometimes despicable characters. But throughout, Maggie and Oliver seek God’s will. Even when all seems bleak, they never falter in their faith. Redemption and forgiveness are able themes as well. Ms. Griep does an outstanding job of putting the reader in the story and penning a polished historical tale. This is going on my keeper shelf.

I give this 5 stars.
If I could give this book more stars, I would!

*I received a complimentary ARC copy of this book from the publisher on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*

BackCover Blurb:
What Can a London Opera Star and an Escaped Dartmoor Prisoner Have in Common?

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.

Shiloh Run Press, April, 2019
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  1. I'm holding out for the audiobook so I sure hope one is coming! Thanks Paula! I'm a huge fan of Michelle and her stories!


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