The Innkeeper's Daughter (The Bow Street Runners #2) by Michelle Griep

The Innkeeper's Daughter (The Bow Street Runners #2)

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 paym...

Details The Innkeeper's Daughter (The Bow Street Runners #2)

TitleThe Innkeeper's Daughter (The Bow Street Runners #2)
Release DateMar 1st, 2018
PublisherShiloh Run Press
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Christian Fiction, Christian, Regency

Reviews The Innkeeper's Daughter (The Bow Street Runners #2)

  • Deanne Patterson
    Well you could probably knock me down with a feather right now. You see I am always willing to try a new to me author for the first time. After all with the odds 50-50 I'll like them it's worth the effort to me. I've tried this author in novella form before but a full book no, not until now!Michelle,I need to read more of your books! I have my new favorite author right here! I am so impressed with the scenes in this book that I swear I was there ...
  • Cyndi
    Although this book is one of the most historically accurate books I’ve read, I had a lot of trouble connecting with the characters and the plot felt kinda loose to me. 🤷🏼♀ Although this book is one of the most historically accurate books I’ve read, I had a lot of trouble connecting with the characters and the plot felt kinda loose to me. 🤷🏼‍♀️
  • Marlene
    "From now on, you are no longer a Moore, but a Morton… You are a dealer in fine wines, a buyer and seller for your father." The Innkeeper's Daughter (2018, Barbour) by Michelle Griep is a Christian Regency romance/mystery set in Dover, England in 1808. The novel is a standalone story and is at this time not officially part of a series. But the setting is definitely in the world of Bow Street runners that Griep built for Brentwood's Ward, which...
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    I loved all the elements in this book! A hardworking innkeeper, a British spy, smugglers, gamblers, musicians, puppets... the unique details made it stand out from others with a similar theme. Johanna's circumstances are desperate, and she keeps coming up with ideas to bring in more funds, only to find that when her plans fail, the Lord has things in hand. The spiritual message is to trust God even when there seems to be no hope left- especially ...
  • Megan
    "The Innkeeper's Daughter" by Michelle Griep is a riveting, fast-paced Regency you won't want to miss! This is the second book that I have read by this author and I am just in love with the way she writes. The first book I read by Ms. Griep was "12 Days at Bleakly Manor."Ms. Griep is a master of characters. The way she writes her characters is very Dickens-esque; she makes the traits and quirks of some characters almost over-the-top. Some of the ...
  • Karen
    Any fans of BBC dramas will enjoy this tale of intrigue, adventure and romance! A sequel to Brentwood's Ward, loosely connected by a few mentions of other characters, but easily reads as a standalone. A cast of characters worthy of a Dickens novel, this well written story has a quick pace and a bit of humor to counteract the dark side of 1808 Dover. Villains and heroes, ladies and gentlemen of all parts of society mix it up. Some big plot twists ...
  • Loraine
    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.This book was very entertaining and had a great story. It contained Griep's usual mix of quirky characters. Johanna Langley, the heroine, has low self-esteem yet at...
  • Chautona Havig
    3 Compelling (if Ridiculous) Reasons to Avoid This Author1—She’s a copycat.Well, sort of. You see, when you read Michelle Griep’s work, she transports you into the past, down cobblestone streets, and into quaint shops with patrons wearing cloaks, muffs, and all the other Dickensesque finery—but this time before Dickens was even born. Oh, yes. In Ms. Griep’s work, you’re transported to another world—one Dickens beckons us into—or r...
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    4.5 stars“God stamps His value on everyone – on you – by virtue of His grace.”An undercover Bow Street Runner with a bit of rogue in him. A hardworking young woman with the weight of her family’s inn on her shoulders. A quirky puppeteer (quirky may be an understatement here). A mischievous young boy. A mother with a few secrets of her own. You will fall in love with each of these characters in turn, as well as the myriad of other eccent...
  • Deon
    May 7, 2018Kindle edition is FREE
  • Julie Carpenter
    4.5 stars rounding upPeril, intrigue, hidden identities, shady inns, Magistrates, smuggling, danger, beating hearts, family, loss, love, hope, Dover, musicians, lost minds, puppets, friendship, death, seaside, caves, balls, gambling, trust, time and healing.From the beginning of the book to the end, I did not want to put it down. I was very intrigued by the characters and knew there were lots of interesting backstories waiting to be revealed to t...
  • Kav
    Squeep! (that's when a book is so good your ecstatic bibliophile screams of joy mesh squeals and eeps into a particularly piercing squeep of delight.) My heart's all aflutter and my fainting couch has had a workout after reading The Innkeeper's Daughter. Think Regency with a Dickenish flare and a twist of sinister intrigue. I mean...I can't even....A bow street runner who will go to any lengths to get his man? That's Alex -- dedicated professiona...
  • Lucinda
    I'm so glad Alexander got his turn. We had a glimpse of him in Brentwood's Ward, and I really liked him. Alex is man of duty and he doesn't say no to his assignment, even though it's fraught with peril. When he meets Johanna at the inn, he becomes a friend to her young brother, and to her as well. Johanna is a strong character, but everything rides on her shoulders and she's tired. Sometimes, she makes bad decisions and Alex comes to her rescue. ...
  • Carole Jarvis
    Reviewed at The Power of Words:, England - 1808Romance, history, intrigue and espionage … a book by Michelle Griep is simply not to be missed, and reading The Innkeeper’s Daughter is sheer delight. Griep does British settings, my favorite sub-genre, so very well. Along with romantic suspense, I always learn something new from the historical detail and delightful humor adds to the charm. Without going into detail, th...
  • Kara
    There are only a few authors who can grab my attention with historical fiction, Griep is definitely one of them! Johanna is such a great character to root for, filled with spunk and faith, a hard worker, and protective of her family even while trying to figure out how to come up with paying rent on a falling apart inn. NEVER a dull moment with her day to day duties and then she meets undercover officer Alex who literally catches her when they mee...
  • Susan
    Another author to add to my list! This is the first book by Michelle Griep that I have read, but definitely will not be the last. The Innkeeper's Daughter has everything I look for in a book: excellent plot, memorable characters, well-researched historical detail and a spiritual message that can relevant to the reader as well. This is a regency filled with political intrigue, smuggling and a wonderful eclectic cast of characters. Although there a...
  • Beth Erin
    Full review on Faithfully BookishThreads of undercover intrigue, working-class toil and strife, and sweet reluctant-romance are woven together in this high stakes adventure tempered with quirky characters, compassion, and faith!Johanna Langley is plugging away with a tooth and nail determination to save her family’s livelihood by taking on more responsibility and stress than she ought. Alexander Moore (alias Morton) is used to being surrounded ...
  • Jennifer
    I really loved this and this is my third book by this author and I love the way she tells a story. It had mystery, adventure and romance which is my favorite! I loved the references to Brentwood... and I want to mention I received this as a Goodreads giveaway (first ever for me) YAY! And I promise this was an honest review. If you love the Lord and love a good story then you’ll love this one. Happy Reading! 💕
  • J. W. Garrett
    Treason, lies and intrigue… Oh My!!“Tales of power and ambition and intrigue and betrayal and desire – when you’re telling those in a big way, you automatically want to go to Shakespeare.” –Beau WillimonI loved this story that was set during the early 1800’s when Regency England battled Napoleon and his quest to conquer the world. It was full of intrigue, spy networks, treasonous characters, smugglers, and the agents of the Crown tr...
  • Lori Parrish
    Fans of Downtown Abby and Regency novels are sure to love this latest by Michelle. I enjoyed Johannas feisty temper and the strength that she displays throughout the story. Even though she's runs things and tries to keep her brother in line most times it doesn't hurt to let someone else step in for awhile. Even the strongest needs a little TLC!!! One person just can't handle all!!I like Johanna cause at times, she's headstrong just like me and st...
  • Melissa
    This author, I have a love- hate relationship with.Sometimes I love her books sometimes I don't. I don't get it. This one was entertaining and had a good story line. The leading lady and her very low self esteem and a belief that God tortured her and it got old. She went so far as to say that God held her sin of lying against her and it was just as bad as the guy who whips people who work for him! What the crazy, in what world is our God so awful...
  • Kristine Morgan
    Michelle Griep's The Innkeeper's Daughter is a stand-alone sequel to Brentwood's Ward. I found this book to be very entertaining. The setting is Dover England in the Regency period. The characters were definitely unique and I enjoyed the romantic, suspenseful plot. I loved the way Michelle wove the lesson of trusting God for all of our needs through the character's lives. The lesson was gently taught but was a natural fit with the plot. I sincere...
  • Brittany
    I enjoyed this tale of intrigue and danger. The attraction between Johanna and Alex was clear from the start, yet it seemed an impossible situation. There were some characters in The Innkeeper’s Daughter who were easy to spot as “good guys” and others who clearly had nefarious intentions. Then there were those characters that I couldn’t quite pin down. The author did a good job of keeping me guessing about exactly who was behind the subte...
  • Rebecca
    "There is nothing more - nor less - than trusting God. Therein surrender, and you will find rest." Innkeeper Johanna Langley is bone tired; tired of trying to make ends meet, tired of chasing down her errant brother, tired of carrying the burden of her family's livelihood on her young shoulders. The old dilapidated Blue Hedge Inn stands just one payment shy of foreclosure, which would send all three members of her family to the poorhouse, when Jo...
  • Debbie Brown
    This Regency adventure/romance has pretty much everything. The writing grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go, with well-rounded characters and a taut plot that just keeps adding layer upon layer of intrigue. We start with the very harried title character, Johanna Langley, fretting over money she doesn't have in order to keep the failing Blue Hedge Inn in business. It's just Johanna, her mother and her 10-year-old brother Thomas trying ...
  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    Readers, get ready to transport yourself back to 1808 England. Not only will you want to be a guest at the Inn, you will find yourself wanting to join in the action, the fun, and even the secrets. The setting for this book took me by surprise. I've read historic novels placed in London and loved them, so I wasn't sure how a non-London location would work in my mind. Early on I found that I loved it. The people (good and bad), the buildings, the s...
  • Amy
    Michelle has the ability to weave an intricate tale filled out by a bounty of rich and intriguing characters. The heroes aside, you'll be left guessing about who's who, their true loyalty and the parts that they play until the very end. There are so many figures in this book falling under both law breaker and law enforcer, you'd be forgiven for getting a little lost, but no. It's written in a way that is clear and recalling all of the minor chara...
  • Yvette
    Plots are afoot, as are nefarious smugglers and crafty, highly placed traitors in Michelle Griep's new Regency era novel, The Innkeeper's Daughter. Ordered to "ferret out" the traitor, Bow Street officer Alexander Moore is sent undercover as the gambling rogue Alex Morton and ordered to reside at the Blue Hedge Inn, perhaps the most run-down of respectable inns in Dover. Much to his chagrin, he learns that he will have to share a bed with one Mis...