The Noble Guardian (The Bow Street Runners #3) by Michelle Griep

The Noble Guardian (The Bow Street Runners #3)

A Cross-Country Trip through Regency England Brings Intrigue, Rogues, and High AdventureThe 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 the most prestigious gentleman bachelors in the land—until highwaymen u...

Details The Noble Guardian (The Bow Street Runners #3)

TitleThe Noble Guardian (The Bow Street Runners #3)
Release DateJun 1st, 2019
PublisherShiloh Run Press
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Christian Fiction, Regency, Historical Romance

Reviews The Noble Guardian (The Bow Street Runners #3)

  • Deanne Patterson
    This BOOK!This AUTHOR!Can I possibly give this book 100 stars? No, only 5? Well it deserves 100+ stars.The last book in the Bow Street Runners series, I am sorry to see it end.I 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 3. I could not turn the pages fast enough in this book, it was love at first sentence for me.I was thoroughly engrossed in the story!Southampton, E...
  • Susan Snodgrass
    'Staring at death was nothing new. It was a way of life. A companion Samuel frequently 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...
  • Dana Michael
    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, naive, yet spunky young woman looking for an ever lasting love. The chemistry between them is evident...
  • Mitticus
    +Digital ARC gently provided by publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review+3.5 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 Thatcher is an ex-war veteran who patrolled the roads for highwaymen. Circumstances force them to face the road and dangers to take the girl...
  • Jennifer
    4.5 ⭐ 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 w...
  • Brenda
    Right from the first page this novel hooked me. Abigail (Abby) came from a family that hated her and didn’t care whether she had escorts to make her journey to her groom. All kinds of mishaps and dangerous situations she needed to get out of. Samuel’s sweet and caring side of his personality finally came out. He sacrificed himself for others even though he sounded really gruff. I loved learning about them layer by layer as they reveal a littl...
  • Rachael
    “ I respect your caution in sparing my sensibilities, sir, but I believe God provides us with fellow sojourners to help lighten our heavy loads through prayer and encouragement.I have so enjoyed this series by Michelle Griep! Lots of action, adventure, and love written on a page and woven into intriguing tales. The Noble Guardian for me was all about the characters .Abigail is an endearing character full of spunk. She actually reminds me of a d...
  • Shonda
    The Noble Guardian is a exceptional book with wonderful characters. Captain Thatcher is your dreamy and rugged guardian, Abby is short tempered and determined to be loved. On their journey to Brakewell Hall many obstacles come into play that help each character grow. Michelle Griep does a wonderful job of drawing the reader into the story and opening our hearts to the troubles and sorrow some of the characters have to endure. There is action, rom...
  • Lucinda
    Reasons to read this book:#1- it's a Michelle Griep book.#2- it's the conclusion to The Bow Street Runners.#3- it has scoundrels, adventure, and lots of romance.#4- did I mention it's by Michelle Griep?These Bow Street Runner guys are just heroes in disguise, and that is Samuel as well. Though he didn't have to travel with Abigail all the way to her destination, his integrity didn't let him part with her, and he took his role of guardian seriousl...
  • Joan Arning
    Life is anything but calm for Abigail Gilbert as she travels across the English countryside to wed Sir Jonathon who she has met one time at a ball. Captain Samuel Thatcher, a Bow Street Runner, rescues Abigail from highwaymen and attempts to see her safely to her fiance. I admired the Captain as he protects Abigail and himself. They even end up trying to deliver an infant to it's aunt. The Noble Guardian has lots of excitement. I recommend this b...
  • Kay (aka) Miss Bates
    Though I consider myself a reader of inspirational romance, I do find it cloying at times. My rule is to keep my inspie romance reads on spare occasions … until I read Michelle Griep’s The Noble Guardian. What a refreshing voice and ethos! I want to read ALL the Grieps. (She is to historical inspie what Kara Isaac is to contemporary, breathing new life into the subgenre.) The religious element is present, but more in the characters’ persona...
  • OLT
    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 th...
  • Karen R
    An exciting conclusion to the Bow Street Runners series! This is one epic road trip set in Regency era England when ruthless highwaymen lurked in the shadows waiting to attack helpless travelers. Enter the enigmatic Captain Samuel Thatcher, the strong silent type hero, hired to guard a determined young woman hoping for a bright future, and wait for it...a baby. They have quite an adventure before it is all over!Plenty of action scenes and some su...
  • Rebecca
    "Nothing that happened took God by surprise or was beyond His reach to heal. She'd cling to that. She must."Abigail Gilbert desperately needs some protection; her stepmother has just dismissed her and her future to a guardian-less carriage, scheduled to traverse some of the most dangerous territory in England; the Hounslow Heath; where highwaymen linger, and one small misstep can potentially engrave one's epitaph. She must press forward; for her ...
  • Hannah
    3.5 starsThis was an interesting and edge-of-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. Whew...dark 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. Sadly, you don't see much in the way of...
  • Annette
    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 more of this author's books. Thanks to net ga...
  • MJSH
    “Even half-dead, Samuel could tell a lot about a man by the way he handled three things: old age, trousers that wouldn’t stay up, and strangers.”Ah, Michelle Griep. Such captivating Regency novels does she write. I have high expectations whenever I pick up this author’s book and she has never disappointed. This newest offering, which is book 3 in the Bow Street Runners series, will surely capture your heart and mind with a beautifully wri...
  • Trixi
    Samuel Thatcher would make any woman's heart thunder and her pulse race! Not only for his dark good looks, but for the heart of a hero that beats beneath a brooding facade. Too many years of being a Bow Street runner has jaded his opinion of people and convention be hanged, he won't allow a slip of a girl make him soft. Abigail Gilbert is his perfect opposite, not backing down when he scowls (or growls) at her. These two are fun to watch! And the...
  • Monique
    The Noble Guardian by Michelle Griep follows a young woman who is neglected by her family as she makes her way across the country, towards her new husband who she has dances with once. However, the road is quite perilous with highwayman, and one handsome rugged lawman comes to her aid... and more trouble arises. Wink wink. Ok, there is VERY real trouble, but tbh I lived for this very slow burn romance. It seems to me Michelle Griep’s writing gr...
  • Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
    With page-turning action and drama, you won’t want to put this story down! I fell in love with these characters. Even the secondary characters give so much to this story. There is plenty to love and enjoy within the pages of The Noble Guardian!Abigail Gilbert has big plans for her future, she just didn’t plan on the unexpected adventure that awaits her along the way. Abigail may have been raised in a fine, fashionable home, but the lack of lo...
  • Carole Jarvis
    Reviewed at The Power of Words: with romance, suspense, adventure and intrigue, The Noble Guardian by Michelle Griep is pure reading pleasure. I enjoy Regencies very much, a term that usually makes me think of noble men and ladies, balls, witty banter, and humorous escapades (aka Georgette Heyer). While this series is set during England’s Regency era, these stories are quite different from what I’ve come to expect...
  • Loraine
    Abigail (Abby) Gilbert has been raised by an indifferent father and a hateful stepmother and stepsisters. Now her father has betrothed her to a baronet. She is being sent off with only her maid and an inexperienced coachman to make her way through the English highlands that are currently plagued with highwaymen. Samuel Thatcher, a Bow Street runner, encounters Abigail when she is stopped by highwaymen and her coachmen is killed. Filled with actio...
  • Drea Damara
    I had 3 favorite authors before I read this book; I now have 4. An absolutely charming historical romance packed with suspense and finite details of 1800s England.Abigail is fleeing a loveless home, being pushed onto the first suitor that offered her father his hand. Her journey to meet the baronet that will soon be her husband is thwarted at every turn by dangers and heartaches of the harsh realities of 1800s England. Samuel Thatcher has counted...
  • Andrea Boyd
    Oh, I love this book! I could have easily devoured it in one sitting if life had not gotten in the way. Samuel Thatcher is definitely my favorite Bow Street Runner. I hated to see the series end but I can't wait to see what's next for Michelle Griep. My copy of this book was provided by the publisher, but as always, my opinions are my own.
  • Susan
    Michelle Griep is at the top of her game, proving that she is a skilled storyteller. In The Noble Guardian, Griep fans finally get to read Samuel's story and it was worth the wait. In Samuel, Griep gives us a hero who somehow has managed to develop a strong faith despite a rough childhood. His career with the military and Bow Street have molded him into a courageous and honorable hero with whom readers will fall in love. He is sidetracked from h...
  • Lindsey
    If you are looking for historical Christian fiction brimming with the characterization of a taciturn, valiant hero and a lively, generous heroine, while courting danger around every bend and the demonstration of courage in the face of disappointments, Michelle Griep's The Noble Guardian has it all! Adventure. History. Romance. The third in The Bow Street Runners series, it's easy to read as a standalone.Two bruised individuals, an adorable cherub...
  • Paula Shreckhise
    The Noble Guardian by Michelle Griep is the third book in The Bow street Runners series. This book was a pure pleasure to read. Michelle Griep has a wonderful way with words. “ Outside, early morning vapors rose like prayers, blurring the countryside into a mystical softness.”She has done a great amount of research and it shines through as we travel the treacherous road from London to Penrith with our heroine, Abigail Gilbert. “The farther ...
  • Anne
    The Noble GuardianBy: Michelle GriepWhat a fun adventure it was to read, The Noble Guardian. With themes of self-love, Gods love for us, and seeing past perceptions I not only enjoyed the read but was inspired. The characters were required to offer God control of their situations bringing thought to the struggles around letting God be God. There is fear in not knowing the future and what will happen. I really enjoyed this read and think if you en...
  • eyes.2c
    A Christian regency romance with Cinderella overtones! I really enjoyed this storyline. Abigail Gilbert, daughter of a wealthy merchant from a previous marriage, spurned and bullied by her stepmother, is to begin a new life as the wife of a handsome Baron. Her dreams are finally coming true. Abby's head is full of the wonderful life she will have with her husband-to-be. After all, to offer for her hand after one meeting surely must mean the Baron...