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, January 6, 2021

The Thief of Blackfriars Lane by Michelle Griep

The Thief of Blackfriars LaneABOUT THE BOOK

Constable Jackson Forge intends to make the world safer, or at least the streets of Victorian London. But that’s Kit Turner’s domain, a swindler who runs a crew that acquires money the old-fashioned way—conning the rich to give to the poor. When a local cab driver goes missing, Jackson is tasked with finding the man, and the only way to do that is by enlisting Kit’s help. If Jackson doesn’t find the cabby, he’ll be fired. If Kit doesn’t help Jackson, he’ll arrest her for thievery. Yet neither of them realize those are the least of their problems.


What happens when a rookie constable finds himself working with a swindler and thief from Blackfriars Lane, a part of London that isn't for the faint-hearted? Kit Turner is smart and shrewd and just the person to help him but she isn't quite as tough as she seems. Will Jackson Forge see past her street-savvy persona and discover the real Kit?

"Heaven and earth! What was he thinking? He swiped a hand over his face. Now was not the time to admire a woman, particularly one who broke the law...or did she?"

There are so many reasons to love this book. Two great characters, a mystery set in 1885 London, and the thrilling chemistry between Jackson and Kit that promises to be more than either bargained for. Author Michelle Griep is an expert in writing romantic scenes but the chemistry between Kit and Jackson is more than physical attraction. These two complicated people connect on a deeper level and Griep gives us a glimpse of the vulnerability of both of them! Her addition of humor and a strong faith element add to the appeal and the result is a fantastic Regency fiction novel!

I highly recommend The Thief of Blackfriars Lane to all who enjoy Christian romantic suspense and I'm hoping that there will be another story with these two special characters.

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

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I chose the latter. Way cheaper. I've been writing since I discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write...except for that graffiti phase I went through as a teenager. Oops. Did I say that out loud?

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