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, September 7, 2022

The Bride of Blackfriars Lane (Blackfriars Lane #2) by Michelle Griep

The Bride of Blackfriars Lane (Blackfriars Lane #2)

The Continuing Adventure of Jackson and Kit!
Detective Jackson Forge can hardly wait to marry the street-sly swindler who’s turned his life upside down. Kit Turner is equally excited to wed the handsome detective, and what better way to show her love than providing him with a gift any man of the law would love? She determines to bring to justice the men who years ago maimed his brother—despite Jackson’s warning to leave the past in the past. As she digs into the mystery of what happened, she unwittingly tumbles into her own history and endangers her future happiness with Jackson.


There's just something about this pair! Kit Turner and Jackson Forge are nothing alike, but they definitely make each other better and they certainly deserve to be together. We first met them in The Thief of Blackfriars Lane and this new book gives us the chance to know them even better. Author Michelle Griep takes us back to 1885 London and it doesn't take long for the action to begin. A wedding is planned but who knows what will happen when Kit steps in to solve a long-ago crime? Will she be able to give up her former ways? Can Detective Forge trust this streetwise swindler to finally settle down?

I loved this awesome Victorian mystery and I hope that we haven't seen the last of Blackfriars Lane. The Bride of Blackfriars Lane is a wonderful mixture of danger, intrigue, and romance, and Griep has a remarkable way of placing her readers right into that mix. Don't ask me to relive the scene with Kit and the rats!! There are also murderers, thieves, and some shenanigans that I didn't anticipate, along with thrilling chemistry between Kit and Jackson. Their witty conversations remind me of the screwball romantic comedy films of the 1940s, but Griep also weaves an inspiring faith thread into the story, and it's apparent that Jackson's influence has changed Kit for the better. Will this prove to be enough?

I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review.

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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