Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Innkeeper's Daughter

GIVEAWAY
GRIEP, MICHELLE
THE INNKEEPER'S DAUGHTER

Threats from abroad mean nothing when their's danger at home.

Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gentleman gambler to expose a high stake plot against the British crown in 1808 -- 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, bu his mission -- finding and bringing to justice a traitor to the crown -- must come first, or they could all end up dead.

It's a race against time for them both.

My Review:

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 professional until Johanna catches his eye...and his heart. Talk about conflict! He's acting one way while feeling something completely different. But he can't always keep up that devilish rogue persona and when he breaks out of character and does something kind and noble. Or teasing and flirtatious. Oh. My. Stars.My knees buckle and my temperature rises.And that's pretty much the way Johanna reacts too, though she's appalled at displaying such weakness.

Of course there are a ton of complications and so much intrigue my head was spinning. Was anyone who they appeared to be? Other than Johanna and her rapscallion little brother, that is. I had tons of fun suspecting absolutely everyone of pretty much anything sinister. lol Michelle Griep has one scary cunning mind to think up all the twists and turns in this plot!

A page-turning delight of a read!

Oh -- and though it doesn't mention it anywhere, this book has connections with Brentwood's Ward. Nothing so major that you'd be lost without reading that one first. Just some nice tie-ins that are sure to thrill book nerds like me.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Innkeeper's Daughter, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 18 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

53 comments:

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  2. Oopsie, do over. I forgot my email and my little emojis didn't show up this time. :-( Squeeep? I'll take it! Love Michelle Griep and your review! I also adore a book that makes my knees buckle! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Kav!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I don't even know how to find the emojis in blogger comments! Yes, squeeep is the only way to describe this book. Did you read Brentwood's Ward? That's the first book I read by Michelle Griep and it was love at first read. :-) Good luck, Diana.

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    2. A sweet young FB friend who followed our blog gave me a heads up on a giveaway for Brentwood's Ward. We both entered and I won it. So I gave her a heads up on another giveaway for the same book and she won it! God's good like that! Great book, but my fave of Michelle's has to be The Captive Heart! Loved it!

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    3. That is very cool -- good reader karma there, Diana. :-) And yes, I adored The Captive Heart as well. This is definitely a squeepworthy author.

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  3. Haha Squeep... love that word! I know I’ve done that before but never knew there was a word for it, lol. I love Michelle’s writing so please add me to the drawing. Thanks for yet another awesome review!
    noela_63(at)live(dot)com(dot)au

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    1. I've only read three of her books -- must check if there are more. I'm guessing there are. That's something to squeep about since I'll get to play catch up. Good luck, Noela.

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  4. Oh wow! With the word squeep involved....I've got to read this book! Thank you for sharing, Kav! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes you do -- everybody does. The world would be a better place if we were all squeeping over The Innkeeper's Daughter! Good luck, Melanie.

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  5. oh my, thanks for your review. I look forward to reading this new to me author.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. You will be thrilled to meet Michelle Griep in the pages of her books! Good luck, Lori.

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  6. I've been wanting to read this book!! Thanks for the review! kathrynlvossATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome, Kate. Good luck.

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  7. Man oh man, I've heard such great things about this! I need to add this to my pile. lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Yes you do!!!! And nab Brentwood's Ward while you're at it. lol Good luck, Susan.

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    2. I haven't read it yet (shame on me) but I do have Brentwood's Ward on kindle!

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  8. I have read all of her books and I love them. She is such a wonderful author!! I would love to read this newest book of hers.
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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    1. She's crazy good and weaving a complicated plot! Good luck, Faith.

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  9. Need to add this author to my to read list. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  10. I know this book is going to be an excellent read, and I can hardly wait to get to it! Becky lelandandbecky [AT] reagan [DOT] com

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    1. Enjoy the anticipation, Becky! Good luck.

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  11. 😁 Thank you for the chance to win
    Looks really good
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com
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    1. That's 'cause it is.:-) Good luck, Linda.

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  12. I can see you loved this as much as I did, my bookie twin. 😉

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    1. We have to stop reading like this, Lucy! Bwahahahaha!

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  13. Happy to read your review, Kav, as I just bought this book. I've enjoyed Michelle's books in the past so I knew she wouldn't disappoint. Don't include me in giveaway-- just wanted to comment.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by anyway, Pam. And lucky you, in the throws of sweet reader anticipation. I'm jealous.

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  14. Thank you for your awesome review on "THE INNKEEPER'S DAUGHTER". You had me hook, line and sinker when you said "Think Regency with a Dickenish flare and a twist of sinister intrigue". I'd love the opportunity to read the book myself. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Definitely a thrilling combination. Good luck, Kay.

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  15. LOVE Michelle Griep! KAV, thank you for the fantastic review and the chance to win a copy.
    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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    1. You're welcome, Caryl. Good luck.

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  16. I really liked Brentwood's Ward (and any other book by Michelle Griep that I've read) so I want to read The Innkeeper's Daughter. Even if I hadn't already wanted to read it, after your review, I sure would. Thanks for the giveaway.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. You'll be extra excited to read this one since you've read Brentwood's Ward! Good luck, Pam.

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  17. Love books that have fun connections to other titles!

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  18. This is a new author for me, but this sounds like a great book.

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    1. If you like Regency and intrigue you'll love The Innkeeper's Daughter. Good luck, Mara.

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  19. Ohhh! Looks like a good one! Please enter me, Kav!
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You're entered, Nicole. Gold luck.

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  20. I have been seeing this book and it sounds like one I'd enjoy. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Wendy. Good luck.

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  21. Who doesn't like a bad guy turned good, or in this case a good guy playing a rogue who can't hide his truly good heart? Add my name to the pot!
    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I know....it's sublime! Good luck, Patty.

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  22. Eeee!!! SOOOO looking forward to this one! (Always on the lookout for Michelle Griep's books!)

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    1. She's an author to keep an eye out for! Good luck, Elly.

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  23. I know I can always count on you, Kav, to give an honest and edge-of-your-seat review, and this one has me all jitters and squeals! I have been captivated with 'The Innkeeper's Daughter' from the first time I heard about it, and now I can hardly contain my anticipation to read it!! Whoop! :) ~Alison Boss

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    1. Teehee -- glad I could increase your anticipatory reading pleasure, Alison. Good luck.

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ladysnowangelphotos(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I enjoyed your review. Definitely makes me want to read it!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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