Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Ladies of Intrigue by Michelle Griep

Title: Ladies of Intrigue: 3 Tales of 19th Century Romance and Mystery
Author: Michelle Griep
Pages: 288
Release Date: February 1, 2019
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Format: eBook (also available in paperback)
Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All of the opinions expressed are my own.

About the book:

     3 Page-Turners Under One Cover from Reader Favorite Michelle Griep!

     Can truth and love prevail when no one is as they appear?

     The Gentleman Smuggler’s Lady - Cornish Coast, 1815
     When a prim and proper governess returns to England from abroad, she expects to comfort her dying father—not fall in love with a smuggler. Will Helen Fletcher keep Isaac Seaton’s unusual secret?

     The Doctor’s Woman (A Carol Award Winner!) - Dakota Territory, 1862
     Emmy Nelson, daughter of a missionary doctor, and Dr. James Clark, city doctor aspiring to teach, find themselves working side by side at Fort Snelling during the Dakota Uprising. That is when the real clash of ideals begins.

     A House of Secrets - St. Paul, Minnesota, 1890
     Ladies Aide Chairman, Amanda Carston resolves to clean up St. Paul’s ramshackle housing, starting with the worst of the worst: a “haunted” house that’s secretly owned by her beau—a home that’s his only means of helping brothel girls escape from the hands of the city’s most infamous madam.

My review:

     Three wonderful historical romance novellas.

     Each of these stories is set in a different time period and setting. I thoroughly enjoyed this variety. The main characters are all fantastic and well developed. The plots are all great and kept my interest.

     The Gentleman Smuggler’s Lady - I found that this story really looks at the necessity of taking time to not jump to conclusions about a person’s character without getting to know their motives.

     The Doctor’s Woman - I loved seeing how the doctor and the daughter of the missionary doctor learned to work together.

     A House of Secrets - Trying to keep secrets is never a good way to treat the woman you are engaged to. 

     I truly enjoyed each of these stories and am giving this book a rating of 5 stars. I definitely recommend it.

Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*

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