Cher is an ex war veteran who patrolled the roads for highwaymen Circumstances force them to face the road and dangers to take the girl to her fianc while the captain has his hands full with a promise to a friend Adventures and slow romance follow The end was a bit dragged The thing with the voices view spoiler and with that I mean the otherworldly voices I am still a bit mollified by it I don t understand clearly such blatant expression of faith I am fan of the conscience type hide spoiler This is an American Western disguised as a Regency And it s not a very good disguise at that What do we have here IMO we have a mail order bride romance never mind the book description A taciturn troubled still waters lawman out hunting a bad hombre outlaw is hired by an innocent miss to escort her safely to her arranged marriage fiance Along the way the lawman is also entrusted with delivering a baby girl to her aunt s care since the father is no longer able to keep herThe journey with baby and woman is fraught with danger shootouts and encounters with the bad hombres carriage breakdowns illness and what not We didn t have a river overflowing or a bridge collapsing wild animals attacking or natives on the uprise but Griep supplied enough action to make this an almost neverending road trip And totally off main topic she left me with the puzzle of how in the world those baby s clouts were washed out after use on this long journey And how many spare nappiesclouts they had along for the tripThis as the blurb proclaims is a Regency so it s set in England The lawman is a Bow Street horse patrol captain the outlaws are highwaymen the mail order bride is a rich merchant s daughter who is to marry a man of the minor peerage The ninny of a heroine BTW who has only seen this baron fiance once before believes the marriage is a love match not a marriage of convenienceBut this is Regency in name only The behavior of the characters and much of the vocabulary and phrases used struck me as anachronistic for 1800s England and in character with 1850s America Although Griep stuck in a bunch of La exclamations by the women I guess thinking that s a typical English thing to do phrases such as to hash this out I ll be a pig s uncle save our drama suit Daffodil Girls yourself powerful thirst I should head back holdour cards close and vocabulary choices such as pesky hair raising and trail in the meaning of path or track put me into an American Western mindset Not to mention the fact that the hero often addressed the heroine as lady as in Lady ou should do this or Listen lady As for anachronistic behavior a very blatant and basic one is the whole trip this heroine undertakes on her own with only the lawman to accompany here Not likely at her social status level Besides which who travels without any family or friends to an almost virtual stranger s home in order to marry him Really shouldn t the man make the trip to the woman s home for this marriage That s a huge part of the reason this was actually a mail order bride in disguise romance Now let s get to another problem I have with this story It s Christian historical romance and we know this because the main characters often directly address God asking for his guidance during moments of danger or emotional distress I have no problem with that It s to be expected What I have an issue with is that all the characters of the story are so superficially drawn and have little depth Everyone is either good or bad There s no complexity of character As such the good guy kills several bad guys in this story with impunity After all the bad guys deserve thisBut when I was growing up a preacher s daughter we were taught that God loves everyone and every life is precious And there s that little matter of the Sixth Commandment right Seems like a religious person shouldn t get to pick and choose which lives really matter But apparently the God of this book sanctions violence perpetrated by characters who pray to him on those who don tI find it puzzling that this book which purports to be a clean wholesome Christian read is only clean and wholesome in that no sex acts are described and no curse words are uttered Violence and murder seem to be fine as plot points Sex on the other hand is horror of horror taboo and to read about it could scar one for lifeI don t need sex or violence in my HR reads But I do want a good story and I don t want pious hypocrites as the main characters. Her journey He refuses until she offers him the thing he desperately needs to achieve his goal money Delivering her safely will earn him than enough to settle into a uiet lifeSo begins an impossible trek for the cynical lawman and the proper lady Each will be indelibly changed by the time they reach her betrothed if they don’t kill one another first or fall in love.
summary The Noble Guardian The Bow Street Runners #3
Flicker of hopeI loved the twists and turns throughout this book Especially the many characters throughout There are some hardened and dangerous characters There are some despicable characters There are some comic relief characters There are some characters that offer love and hope Yes a great and well rounded cast of characters are within these pages There were some that I just wanted to shake Ugh How could they be that way There were some characters that I just absolutely adored and wanted to snuggle ou ll understand when Biggles Goes to War you read itDanger heartache carriage rides horse chases sneak attacks sorrow carriage chases lies laughs deceit marriage evil villains silly maids death new life hope fear money longing stares love truth and much much This book I really didn t want it to end I didn t want to set it down when my reading time was up I just wanted to keep being immersed in this world especially with Abigail and Samuel Oh my Content Clean Some moments of peril and suspense Not overly graphic There is some death and killing This is a Christian fiction so there is talk about God and finding Him inour lives A couple very mild innuendos but nothing than kissingI received a copy from the publisher Barbour Publishing via NetGalley All thoughts and opinions in the review are my ownHappy Reading Great ending to the Bow Runner series Anyone who has read the first two books should definitely read this last one It is full of adventure action some mystery and sweet romance The characters were well developed and I enjoyed their back stories I did feel however that one back story could ve been delved into a little deeper All in all I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading of this author s books Thanks to net galley for providing this publication in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own 35 starsThis was an interesting and edge of Mission New York (Scavenger Hunt Adventure your seat story in many parts as a legendary robber tries to hunt down the prey his brother was hunting when the hero killed the brother in order to protect the lady Whewdark bad guy here Very Dickensian sort of character the type to fully indulge in trying to overthrow the law completely I very much loved how strong the Scriptural bits of the story were Sadlyou don t see much in the way of Christian lessons in Christian fiction nowadays and I loved that this story gave me some real meat to think over That s what I want when I pick up a Christian bookIn contrast however it also included five actual profanities Not euphemisms profanity I was hugely disappointed to find these words in a book that was also teaching a great Christian lesson To use the name of God as an exclamation or an expression of surprise of dismay makes my soul hurt This really dimmed my enjoyment of an otherwise excellent bookI enjoyed Thatcher and felt drawn to Abigail but it was sweet little Emma who really stole my heart and made me worry for the ending What a perfect addition she was to the storyI wish the ending hadn t come so fast but the final glimpse was sweetThanks to the publisher for a free reading copy A favorable review was not reuired This BOOKThis AUTHORCan I possibly give this book 100 stars No only 5 Well it deserves 100 starsThe last book in the Bow Street Runners series I am sorry to see it endI have read the other books in the series but this does work well as a stand alone as some back story is shared in books 2 and Packed with heart and hope The Noble Guardian is sure to take historical romance fans on a journey they won t want to end Endearing characters a page turning plot vivid prose and timeless truths make this novel a true pleasure to read 45 sThis is my 5th book by this author and it was my favorite Sigh I loved the main characters And can we talk about the cover L ve it I was hooked right away and smiled constantly watching the interaction between these two Lots of chemistry between them and of course the HEA that I have to have A great historical romance in my opinion with some angst and lots of adventure A beautiful story laced with Gods mercy and grace This was a NETGALLEY gift and all opinions are my own Digital ARC gently provided by publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review35 starsTo my surprise it was better than I thought it would be This is a christian regency romance Miss Abigail Gilbert is anxious to leave a miserable home to marry a baronet who asked for her hand Captain Samuel That. The most prestigious gentleman bachelors in the land until highwaymen upset her plans and threaten her life Horse patrol captain Samuel Thatcher arrives just in time to save Abby But to him she’s simply another victim in a job he’s come to despise Tired of the dark side of humanity he intends to buy land and retire Abby pleads with him to escort her on the rest of.
Staring at death was nothing new It was a way of life A companion Samuel freuently clasped hands with At last Michelle Griep gives us Samuel Thatcher s story in her Bow Street Runners trilogy When I first met this man in previous books I knew he had a story to tell and knew it would be a good one I was wrong It was a great one When I saw the cover some time back that feeling was simply reinforced Abigail Gilbert has been betrothed to a baronet but must travel a long journey to his ancestral home to marry him She is than ready to leave a family who has no use for her A family that can t even be bothered to give her a manservant to travel with her on a dangerous journey And danger does indeed come in the form of highwaymen Captain Samuel Thatcher arrives just in time to save Abby from said highwaymen He despises his job and is hoping to retire and buy land and become a farmer far away from crime and death Abby asks him to escort her on her journey and he agrees only when she offers him a great deal of money He can buy his property and retire from pursuing criminals However one of those criminals the most vicious sort is after him and nothing will stop this man from seeing Thatcher die But Samuel has promised to keep Abby safe and he intends to keep that promise He will be tested down to his last nerve in doing so though Michelle Griep is a huge favorite of mine Her books just get devoured here When I open one and begin to read I lose track of time and everything around me until I finish it But I want to race toward the end and I also want to slow down and savor every moment SoI end up rereading many passages again and again highlighting and writing in the margins Griep manages somehow to capture each character in so much detail that they feel as if Dominion (Life After you re riding along in the coach with them in the storms battling the highwaymen and feeling every emotion in their hearts And her spiritual themes are what some might call simple and direct but they are very very profound I loved every moment of it and now I wish I could read it all over again Samuel Thatcher is the epitome of a noble guardian and a mighty fine hero Highly recommendedMy thanks to Barbour Publishing for a copy of this book via Net Galley All opinions expressed here are entirely my own No positive review was expected and no compensation received The Noble Guardian is one of the best books I have read by this author I have enjoyed all of her books but this one just stood out to me I loved this romantic story It had lots of action and awesome characters Especially little Emma The hero is a bow street runner and is a brooding captain who has lived a hard life The heroine is a lovely naiveet spunky Angel Pets young woman looking for an ever lasting love The chemistry between them is evident from the first time they meet I loved itI was given a copy of this book by Barbour publishing and this is my honest opinion Y all I just have to start off this review by saying how much I loved this book Oh My Heart Absolutely loved it Ifou re a fan of Michelle Griep do Unwilling (The MacLauchlans, yourself a favor and just pause everythingou have going on and grab this book If A Feast of Freud you haven t ever read a Michelle Griep book seriously doourself an even bigger favor and go get one of her books to read I had been eyeing the first book in this series for a while but was unable to get it to read Then a couple The Mallen Girl years later I happened upon a book of hers for review on NetGalley and jumped at the chance After that I ve been an avid fan of hersSo this is book three in the series and the final book I still haven t read the first book in the series Ugh I know I seriously need to rectify that and read it Because I ve wanted to forears But I have read the second book and this one and really enjoyed them I think Swimming In The Flood you d probably be just fine reading this as a stand alone novel There are a few moments that tie in the main characters from the first two books but the author does it in such a way thatou could understandAbigail sets out on an epic adventure when she leaves her home to head to her betrothed to be wed Little does she know all that is about to transpire and how she will be tested Especially to keep her wits about her so she can arrive safely where her heart desireswith her betrothed Samuel is a Bow Street Runner trying to find some good and humanity in the world trying to find hope When his path throws him on the same path as Abigail s he might start to see A Cross Country Trip through Regency England Brings Intrigue Rogues and High Adventure The must read conclusion to Michelle Griep’s Bow Street Runners Trilogy Life couldn’t be better for Abigail Gilbert but it’s been a long time coming Having lived with a family who hated her love is finally within reach Abby sets off on a journey across England to marry one of.
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I hear voices Loud Incessant And very real Which basically gives me two options choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction I chose the latter Way cheaper I've been writing since I discovered blank wall space and Crayolas I seek to glorify God in all that I writeexcept for that graffiti phase I went through as a teenager Oops Did I say that out loud