About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The House at the End of the Moor by Michelle Griep: Review & Giveaway

About the Book

Book:  House at the End of the Moor
Author: Michelle Griep
Genre:  Christian Historical
Release Date: April 2020

An Opulent London Opera Star Escapes to the Rugged Landscape of the English Moors

Opera star Maggie Lee escapes her opulent lifestyle when threatened by a powerful politician who aims to ruin her life. She runs off to the wilds of the moors to live in anonymity. All that changes the day she discovers a half-dead man near her house. Escaped convict Oliver Ward is on the run to prove his innocence, until he gets hurt and is taken in by Maggie. He discovers some jewels in her possession—the very same jewels that got him convicted. Together they hatch a plan to return the jewels, clearing Oliver’s name and hopefully maintaining Maggie’s anonymity.

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What a story! Beginning in a cell block in Dartmoor Prison, and quickly advancing to a secluded house at the end of a moor, I was fully transported back to Devon, England, in the year 1861, to begin a journey that I won't soon forget. Maggie Lee and Oliver Ward might both be considered prisoners because Maggie has been hiding away near Dartmoor and Oliver Ward has been unjustly accused and sentenced to Dartmoor Prison. When he manages to escape, he is aided by this mysterious lady as they join together to clear his name and avoid being captured by a cruel constable who believes that his actions are done as a service to God. "Sebastian Barrow should've been a preacher....Now instead of saving souls, he shackled and locked them away."

Author Michelle Griep has created some memorable characters and some intriguing events for The House at the End of the Moor, a book filled with adventure, danger, mystery, and intrigue. There is also the suggestion of a romance that left me hoping for so much more! In one instance, Maggie tells Oliver that "You are a very kind man for a convict." Later, as she continues to help him, Oliver asks her "Tell me, when this is over, when I am a free man, would you do me the honor of allowing me to call on you?"

Griep vividly describes the initial feelings of fear and desperation and her description of the dark and dreary moor certainly magnifies these feelings. And then, a mutual respect develops between Maggie and Oliver and their emotions change to hope, faith, and trust. The key elements in this story are forgiveness and redemption and The House at the End of the Moor proves once again that no one does historical Christian romance any better than Michelle Griep!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

About the Author

Michelle Griep’s been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She is the Christy Award-winning author of historical romances: A Tale of Two Hearts, The Captured Bride, The Innkeeper’s Daughter, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, The Captive Heart, Brentwood’s Ward, A Heart Deceived, and Gallimore, but also leaped the historical fence into the realm of contemporary with the zany romantic mystery Out of the Frying Pan. If you’d like to keep up with her escapades, find her at www.michellegriep.com or stalk her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

 More from Michelle

What comes to mind when you hear the word moor? For some, images of Jane Eyre spring to life. For others, The Hound of the Baskervilles starts barking. But for most, it’s a big fat goose egg. The fact is that most Americans don’t have a clue what a moor is, but never fear, my friend…after you read the next few paragraphs, you’ll never again go blank-minded when you hear the word moor.

Last summer I skipped across the pond and tromped around Dartmoor with my daughter and husband. What an awesome experience. I learned first-hand just how windy this vast stretch of land can be, for that’s really what a moor is at heart: a vast stretch of land. Webster’s defines it as an expanse of open rolling infertile land. Sounds rather desolate, eh? Yeah. Kind of. But it’s oh so much more.

In spring and summer, green does abound. Gorse bushes. Scrubby grasses. Lambs and sheep and goats. All these animals roam free so there are trails worn into the dirt that you can hike along. But I hear you…where could you possibly go if there’s nothing besides some farm animals roaming around the place?

You could hike to a tor, which is a “high, craggy hill.” Some of them can be a little treacherous to climb, but sweet mercy, what a view! The earth stretches out like a green and brown quilt. As I hiked that day last spring, whispers in the wind inspired me to wonder a lot of what-ifs, and those what-ifs came together in a story of intrigue and betrayal.

What would you do if you found a half-dead man bleeding in the middle of nowhere? Find out what heroine Maggie Lee does in The House at the End of the Moor.

Blog Stops

Batya’s Bits, April 18
The Avid Reader, April 18
Among the Reads, April 20
Remembrancy, April 23
Hookmeinabook, April 23
Emily Yager, April 24
Betti Mace, April 25
Stories By Gina, April 25
Splashes of Joy, April 26
Simple Harvest Reads, April 26 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)
Vicky Sluiter, April 26
Pause for Tales, April 27
Hallie Reads, April 28
Bigreadersite, April 29
Older & Smarter?, April 29
Genesis 5020, April 30
By The Book, April 30
Artistic Nobody, May 1 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)


To celebrate her tour, Michelle is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a free copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Thanks for sharing your book with us. I think we all enjoy hearing about new books we previously didn't know about. Also, thank you for the giveaway.

  2. I so agree. No one does historical romance (especially Regency)better than Michelle Griep!!

  3. I love Michelle Griep's writing. She draws you right into her world. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the post and the info about the giveaway.

  4. Love the English Moors setting. Looking forward to reading the book.

  5. Beautiful review Connie! I loved this book it was awesome!

  6. She's my number one favorite author. Has been since she penned her first book many years ago.