Monday, November 1, 2021

LOST IN DARKNESS by Michelle Griep, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise #ReleaseDay

Michelle Griep has gone over to the dark side and embraces a Gothic tale in her latest book Lost in Darkness. It is 1815 and medical practices are somewhat barbaric and experimental. Mr. Peckwood, a surgeon, especially embodies the seedy side of Regency Era medicine.

“Family, no matter the size of it, is precious. Never leave a loved one behind.”

Amelia Balfour, a travel writer, has come home to see that her father’s last wishes are fulfilled. Her brother, Colin, suffering from a deformity, needs an operation. The upshot is that her late father contracted Mr. Peckwood to perform it.

Graham Lambert, a former Navy surgeon, seeks out Mr. Peckwood based on his reputation as a forward thinker and meets Amelia and her brother. His quest to further his career changes when the case takes a personal turn.

As dark and difficult this story is, it conveys hope. Colin, despite his challenges, has great faith. “God’s arm is not shortened that He cannot save. And He is my Salvation, no matter the outcome of tomorrow’s procedure.”

The cast of characters are varied and each one contributes nicely to the story. Two older women, Mrs. O and Mrs. Bapp, add wisdom to the spiritual journeys of Amelia and Graham, as well as a legacy from Graham’s mother written in an old Bible. And the surprise appearance of Mary Shelley is a bonus.

Well written book that teaches great spiritual truth.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*5 stars and a solid faith thread.

BackCover Blurb:
Even if there be monsters, there is none so fierce as that which resides in man’s own heart.
Enchanting Regency-Era Gothic Romance Intertwined with Inspiration from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Travel writer Amelia Balfour’s dream of touring Egypt is halted when she receives news of a revolutionary new surgery for her grotesquely disfigured brother. This could change everything, and it does. . .in the worst possible way.

Surgeon Graham Lambert has suspicions about the doctor he’s gone into practice with, but he can’t stop him from operating on Amelia’s brother. Will he be too late to prevent the man’s death? Or to reveal his true feelings for Amelia before she sails to Cairo?

Barbour Publishing, November, 2021
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  1. Oh, it sounds so good. I am going to have to add it to my TBR. Thank you for sharing the review.


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