Thursday, March 22, 2018

Book Review - The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Michelle Griep + Giveaway

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As a loyal officer of the law, Alexander Moore must go undercover as a gambling wine merchant. He was hesitant to take the mission but as he owes the General Ford, he agrees to take on the mission to find the traitor. As the master of disguise, Alex manages to convince Johanna Langely that he is a rouge but they both feel that there is more to their friendship than they want to believe.

Johanna is the proprietress of a failing family inn and she is financially struggling. When she crosses path with the roguish but dashing Alex, she is afraid of letting her guard down and trusting him. But she sees that her younger brother, Thomas and her mother are taken with the kind Alex. Will Johanna be able to let down her guard and trust Alex? Will Johanna be able to save her family's inn? Is Alex willing to follow his heart and pursue Johanna or will he follow General Ford's directive instead?

The novel was an interesting read but I felt it moved a bit slow for my liking. While, I did like the characters and hoped that they would get their "happy" ending, I felt like something was missing. I did feel like Johanna's character was a bit lacking as she is often portrayed as a failure from causing accidents to not being at the inn when her family needed her. I would have preferred a strong and dependent female heroine. 

**Disclosure - I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion**

About the Book

Title: The Innkeeper’s Daughter
Author: Michelle Griep
Genre: Historical Christian Fiction
Release Date: March 1, 2018

A London officer goes undercover to expose a plot against the Crown
Dover, England, 1808: Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high-stakes plot against the king—and he’s a master of disguise, for Johanna Langley believes him to be quite the rogue. . .until she can no longer fight against his unrelenting charm.
All Johanna wants is to keep the family inn afloat, but when the rent and the hearth payment are due at the same time, where will she find the extra funds? If she doesn’t come up with the money, there will be nowhere to go other than the workhouse—where she’ll be separated from her ailing mother and ten-year-old brother.
Alex desperately wants to help Johanna, especially when she confides in him, but his mission—finding and bringing to justice a traitor to the crown—must come first, or they could all end up dead.

MichelleGriepAbout the Author

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


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  1. thank you for your review.
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  2. The book cover is so luminous and ominous looking with look on the characters face at the same time. Very good job with the book cover.

    1. Yes, the cover was well done! Thanks for stopping by :)