Historical Fiction Book Review: The Noble Guardian

Publisher's Description

"A Cross-Country Trip through Regency England Brings Intrigue, Rogues, and High Adventure

The 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 in coming. Having lived with a family who hated her, it’s finally her time for love. Abby sets off on a journey across England to marry one of the most prestigious gentlemen in the land—until highwaymen upset her plans and threaten her life.

Horse patrol captain Samuel Thatcher arrives just in time to save Abby. But she’s simply another victim in a job he’s come to despise. Tired of the dark side of humanity, he intends to buy land and retire.

Abby pleads with him to escort her for the rest of her journey. He refuses—until she offers him something he desperately needs to achieve his goal. . .money. Delivering her safely will give him more than enough to buy property.

So begins an impossible trek for the cynical lawman and the proper lady. Each will be indelibly changed by the time they reach her betrothed, if they don’t kill one another first—or fall in love."

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My Review

The Noble Guardian, by Michelle Griep, is an utterly thrilling book brimming with action, suspense, adventure, faith, and a touch of romance! From the stunning first sentence to the satisfying final paragraph, this historical fiction story does not disappoint. With riveting twists and bold turns, The Noble Guardian thoroughly entertains with immersive settings, unforgettable characters, and compelling threads of hope and redemption.
From lace to homespun, from kidney pie to pottage, and from porcelain to mud, Ms. Griep excels at weaving words into an intricate tapestry of storytelling that reveals the grit and grime as well as the polish and shine of Regency England. Her descriptive, gripping style of writing successfully envelops the reader in rich historical and sensory details.

Displaying great skill and thoughtfulness, Ms. Griep also crafts complex main characters that are resilient, believable, and truly likable. Though they often make terrible decisions and let the traumas of their past guide them in their futures, they still manage to hold on to a hope and a longing for love and goodness. 

As the characters endeavor to find acceptance and a place to belong, a meaningful message of love and redemption springs forth from the pages. Even while bearing the weight of hurts they do not deserve, they persevere and act with honor, courage, humility, and self-sacrifice enabling them to discover their own value and worth. Their hearts then grow receptive to the truth that they are indeed loveable, valuable, and worthy.  

Though it is the final book in the Bow Street Runners Trilogy, The Noble Guardian can easily be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. It is wholly captivating, memorable, and inspiring. It is a remarkable book that deserves to be savored and shared. I recommend it wholeheartedly.

*I was given a copy of this book from the publisher. A review was not required. The review I have written contains opinions that are entirely my own.

About the Author: Michelle Griep 

"I hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. 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 teenager." --Biography from Michelle Griep's author page on Amazon.com.

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