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LavenderLove5 Stars Out Of 5Suspenseful, Well Written, Excellent Characters, Clean RomanceJuly 31, 2019LavenderLoveQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book had me in a state of suspense for most of the book!
I love the historical facts woven into this story.
I love the magnetic attraction between Samuel and Abby that is strong and clean.
Samuel is a complex man. He is so good at heart, but struggles with his painful past, and so comes across as gruff and almost indifferent. But nothing could be further from the truth. He is loyal, and desires a good life, but doesn't think he is deserving of anything good - including Abby.
Abby is just an awesome woman! She is kind, brave and wants to love and be loved. She has been treated terribly by her family, and is looking forward to a 'happily ever after'...
Samuel and Abby are thrown together in the midst of extremely trying circumstances:
~ Villains, bad weather, a broken carriage, a lying scheming baronet (also a villain), and a baby to boot - among other things!
Through all of it, they are both struggling with their faith, and searching for hope. But both know down deep that trusting God is the right way to go.
One of my favorite quotes is from Abby:
"Lord, I confess I am anxious and fretting and altogether not trusting in Your great providence. It is not You who are in my debt, but I in Yours... for everything You give. .... I will trust You for the best outcome whatever that may be, for I can do no more."
The suspense is continual - wondering what will happen with the villains, and then also in wondering when Samuel and Abby will give in to loving each other!!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I am not required to leave a review. All opinions expressed here are my own. I highly recommend this book! I throughly enjoyed it!
Teddy GAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Compelling CharactersJuly 24, 2019Teddy GAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Abby Gilbert leaves a loveless home situation with high hopes that her planned marriage to a Lord will turn out to be a love match, even though she's only met the man once. Along the way, she encounters Samuel Thatcher, a lawman with his own baggage and doubts, but one who takes his duties very seriously. As the two travel long distances through dangerous situations and complications arise such as a request to deliver a small child to her aunt, they each must face whether the holes they're looking to fill can be met by a person, themselves, or whether they need to look to Someone greater.
I am not a huge fan of historical fiction, but the more I heard about this book, the less I could resist it. I am so glad that I finally picked it up; Abby and Samuel are such compelling characters that you can't help but want their hearts to heal and for them to find their fulfillment with God. I always love when a male character appreciates the strong points of the female character, rather than just her curves or fine features, and Abby's bravery and inner strength were what drew Samuel to her over and over again.
I give this book 4 stars. It seems that this is part of a series, but it was definitely enjoyable as a standalone novel. I will be looking for the first two, though, if they're as good as this one!
I received a digital copy of this book, via NetGalley, from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review.
J Link4 Stars Out Of 5He truly is a Noble GuardianJuly 12, 2019J LinkQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5The Noble Guardian, by Michelle Griep, was a great ending to The Bow Street Runners Trilogy. Samuel is a burned out lawman who is just trying to wrap up his last case before buying some land to relax and settle down. He comes across a young woman, Abigail, who is trying to reach her fiance . She is a cinderella of sorts. Her father kind of ignores her and the step-mother is emotionally cruel. Her father promises her to a Baronet whom she met once. In her mind, the fiance is some sort of noble, upstanding, loving man. She gushes on about him a little too much. Anyhow, the roads in England during the early 1800s are quite dangerous. Abigail pleads with Samuel to escort her to her intended. Along the way, there is excitement and peril, and a baby girl adds to the mix. Eventually, we find that everyone is not as wonderful as they seem. It was easy to love the characters and become immersed in the story. There was also a respectable amount of spiritual content woven into the story.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under to obligation to post a review.
Pooh Bear4 Stars Out Of 5Captivating historical fictionJuly 8, 2019Pooh BearQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Action, danger, suspense, intrigue, with some romance and inspiration thrown in for good measure--just what I expected from a Michelle Griep story, especially a Bow Street Runners series story! Griep knows how to build up the suspense and keep it humming while she takes her characters, and the readers, on a grand adventure.
The careful research behind the story shines through and adds authenticity to it. With a rich historical setting and multi-layered, colorful characters, this book drew me in and kept me captivated to the last page. Abby Gilbert and Samuel Thatcher were both hurting and broken, and I was cheering for them to heal and get their happy-ever-after. Thanks to the author for a wonderful wrap-up of the trilogy! I would recommend this to those who enjoy inspirational historical fiction.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher/NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
TellNJasmineMontanaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Can they each find the peace they both desire?June 23, 2019TellNJasmineMontanaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Now that I've read a few of Michelle Griep's books I've come to expect a lot from her. Her trademark is historical romance with flawed but likable characters and a nice healthy dash of suspense.
The Noble Guardian started out a little slow for me, more historical romancy at first, but then, boy, howdy did it take off and I was totally immersed in the story. This book really has it all, lots of atmosphere on the wild roads of Regency England, danger, mystery, and, of course, romance between two polar opposite characters that you can't help but love. There are also some surprising secondary characters, both the wonderful and the menacing.
One of my favorite parts of the book was getting to learn so much about travel and accommodations in Regency era England. Do you know what a postilion was? I didn't until I read The Noble Guardian.
I really enjoyed my foray into history with The Bow Street Runners and now that I've finished The Noble Guardian I can't wait for Michelle Griep's next exciting novel...
(I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are entirely my own.)