12 Days at Bleakly Manor #1
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In the year 1850, Clara Chapman received an invitation to spend the twelve days of Christmas at an English manor home and promised five hundred pounds if she can complete the time there. She is eager to use the money to bring her brother home from America and reinstate her family fortune which was stolen. Benjamin Lane, her former fiancé has been unjustly imprisoned and now he wants revenge. The two of them have somehow been brought together, will Clara must try to let go of her anger towards him.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Shiloh Run Press
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 168322258X
ISBN-13: 9781683222583
Series: Once Upon a Dickens Christmas

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". . .a setting and plot that would make Agatha Christie herself sit up and take notice."
—RT Book Reviews

A mysterious invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home may bring danger...and love?

England, 1851: When Clara Chapman receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet feels compelled to attend—for if she remains the duration of the twelve-day celebration, she is promised a sum of five hundred pounds.

But is she walking into danger? It appears so, especially when she comes face to face with one of the other guests—her former fiancé, Benjamin Lane.

Imprisoned unjustly, Ben wants revenge on whoever stole his honor. When he’s given the chance to gain his freedom, he jumps at it—and is faced with the anger of the woman he stood up at the altar. Brought together under mysterious circumstances, Clara and Ben discover that what they’ve been striving for isn’t what ultimately matters.

What matters most is what Christmas is all about . . . love.

Pour a cup of tea and settle in for Book 1 of the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas series--a page-turning Victorian-era holiday tale--by Michelle Griep, a reader and critic favorite.

Author Bio

Michelle Griep has been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She seeks to glorify God in all that she writes—except for that graffiti phase she went through as a teenager. She resides in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where she teaches history and writing classes for a local high school co-op. An Anglophile at heart, she runs away to England every chance she gets, under the guise of research. Really, though, she’s eating excessive amounts of scones while rambling around a castle. Michelle is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and MCWG (Minnesota Christian Writers Guild). Keep up with her adventures at her blog "Writer off the Leash" or visit michellegriep.com.

Editorial Reviews

"A Victorian treasure filled with atmospheric mystery, humor, romance, unexpected twists, and quirky characters that would make Charles Dickens proud. Michelle Griep has penned a winner!"
—Julie Klassen, bestselling, award-winning author

"Hands down, the most fun I've had reading a book in a long time! With a plot reminiscent of a mystery dinner theater, the author gathers a cast of characters you will not soon forget into an English manor where murder, mayhem, and mystery ensue. Add in a speck of romance and a sprinkle of humor, and you have a masterpiece of literary entertainment."
 —MaryLu Tyndall, award-winner author of the Legacy of the King's Pirates series

"Fans of Victorian Era romance will swoon over 12 Days at Bleakly Manor: Book 1 in Once Upon a Dickens Christmas by Michelle Griep. Her characters are mesmerizing, her writing flawless—a winning combination!"
—Elizabeth Ludwig, author of A Tempting Taste of Mystery

With an intriguing nod to Dickens’ Bleak House, plus a setting and plot that would make Agatha Christie herself sit up and take notice, Griep’s latest will be a hit with fans of Victorian mysteries. In this reverse-of-sorts And Then There Were None, the eccentric characters are layered with slowly revealed stories designed to keep readers’ minds whirling with the possibilities. A thread of romance runs throughout the story, accentuating but never overwhelming the plot. Best of all, perhaps, is the setting, which wraps readers in cozy warmth and simultaneously sends chills down their spines.

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  1. vics49548
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Visit Victorian England
    November 19, 2017
    vics49548
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Okay, right off let me say this is different than any Christmas book I have read. And that's not a bad thing! Full of twists and turns, it will keep you guessing to the end. Plus it includes a sweet romance.

    The characters are fairly well developed. I would have liked to have gotten to know them a bit better, but Griep did very well considering it is a novella. She did give us a lot of description of the manor, and other places the characters went.

    If you enjoy Victorian England, Agatha Christie, and Charles Dickens, you will enjoy 12 Days at Bleakly Manor. I appreciated the historical notes at the end and look forward to Book 2.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
  2. eperra
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Christmas at Bleakly
    November 18, 2017
    eperra
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    This is a great Christmas novel for anyone who loves romance, a little mystery, and a lot of quirky characters. The plot flowed along nicely, the characters were well developed, entertaining and outside of the box. Michelle Griep did a good job of bringing the reader into the 1850's world, giving the reader an understanding of what both poverty and riches looked like during this time period in England.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to write a review.
  3. Jeannie Campbell
    California
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Delightful holiday read!
    November 18, 2017
    Jeannie Campbell
    California
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book has a little something for everyone....romance, intrigue, mystery, humor. The author wrote such larger-than-life characters that will keep you turning the pages just to see what they do! I loved Bleak House, and this book pays it a great tribute. The circumstances that bring these individuals together are so intriguing, you have to know more. I also really enjoyed learning about the Christmas traditions back then, and the appendix of terms was really interesting!

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
  4. JerushaAgen
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Ridiculously Entertaining!
    November 17, 2017
    JerushaAgen
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Looking for the perfect Christmas book to read or give as gifts? Look no further than Michelle Griep's 12 DAYS AT BLEAKLY MANOR! I rarely give a book all five stars, but this one deserves it. Easily my favorite Christmas book of 2017, this short and easy read is ridiculously entertaining! If you love literary classics, you'll enjoy the skilled writing and thoroughly Dickensian characters, chock full of irony and sardonic wit. If you're not big on classics, you'll love this story for its mystery and romance. And it simply overflows with Christmas spirit and Victorian Christmas traditions! Grab a copy for yourself and for everyone on your list! (No, I'm not being paid for this endorsement. It's just a really fun book! :) )
  5. Annelr
    Brighton, MI
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great cozy holiday mystery
    November 16, 2017
    Annelr
    Brighton, MI
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep is a wonderful beginning to the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas series. Having read Griep before, I was hoping for a good read and I was not disappointed. The characters were great--evocative, vibrant and likable. The story gripped me right from the start and just got better and better with twists to the plot and a delightful romance. The author brings Victorian Christmas alive as she brings out traditions such as the yule log, Boxing Day and wassail (for which she leaves a link to a favorite recipe!) Mystery, mishaps, and missing mice all add to this delightful tale. The mysteries just kept piling up in a great heap and sometimes all the characters had were questions...no answers as to what was happening. The author has a definite thread of faith in God woven throughout the story, reminding readers that He is a God who loves to give His children second chances. 12 Days at Bleakly Manor is a captivating book and I can't wait to read more in the series.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher. A favorable review was not required and opinions are my own.
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