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, Christian Romance, Christian

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...
  • Julie Carpenter
    Y'all, I just have to start off this review by saying how much I loved this book! Oh. My. Heart! Absolutely loved it! If you're a fan of Michelle Griep, do yourself a favor and just pause everything you have going on and grab this book. If you haven't ever read a Michelle Griep book, seriously do yourself 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sarita
    At first it took me a while to get into this story, but the Cinderella story with a twist quickly grabbed my attention.On top of the historical rich story, filled with interesting characters and a Noble hero, and a bit naive still feisty young lady, I was taken on an adventurous ride where the action had no ending, with the highwaymen out for revenge.Michelle Griep's books was only a recent find, but I enjoy her writing style. She has a unique wa...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Staci
    Lovely conclusion to The Bow Street Runners Series! Samuel Thatcher was a fabulous main male character and truly noble as stated in the title. Throughout the novel he proves to be committed to his job yet takes the time to show sympathy and caring for others. He is a favorite leading male character.Abigail is also a well portrayed character having been through a Cinderella like childhood.The banter between Abigail and Samuel was fun as was how th...
  • 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.
  • Mara
    WOW!! This is my first book by Michelle Griep, but it won't be my last. It's 1815 and Abigail Gilbert (Abby) is leaving home to travel across England to the man she's to marry. It's just her and her maid--no footman or manservant to protect them on such a long journey. Abigail turns down the offer to hire a sharpshooter which she later regrets, and she and her maid (who's quite outspoken for a maid) are saved from attackers by Samuel Thatcher, wh...
  • 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 ...