Historical Romance Book Review: Lost in Darkness

About the Book

Title: Lost in Darkness 

Series: Of Monsters and Men 

Author: Michelle Griep 

Genre: Historical Romance 

Publisher: Barbour Fiction 

Release Date: November 1, 2021

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Publisher's Book Description

“Even if there be monsters, there is none so fierce as that which resides in man’s own heart. 

Enchanting Regency-Era Gothic Romance Intertwined with Inspiration from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein   


Travel writer Amelia Balfour’s dream of touring Egypt is halted when she receives news of a revolutionary new surgery for her grotesquely disfigured brother. This could change everything, and it does. . .in the worst possible way. 


Surgeon Graham Lambert has suspicions about the doctor he’s gone into practice with, but he can’t stop him from operating on Amelia’s brother. Will he be too late to prevent the man’s death? Or to reveal his true feelings for Amelia before she sails to Cairo?”


My Review

Lost in Darkness, by Michelle Griep, is an utterly enthralling novel abounding in heart, emotional truth, suspense, faith, and romance. This historical fiction story is truly captivating with beautiful writing that is unforgettable. Surprising twists and unexpected moments make this book thoroughly entertaining, while immersive settings, unforgettable characters, and authentic moments of hope and redemption make this book truly compelling. 


From well-appointed family homes, to hovels riddled with poverty, Ms. Griep guides the reader into settings that are sometimes raw but always relevant. And within these settings, Ms. Griep introduces the reader to remarkable characters who are unique, brave, resilient, and resourceful. Though their decisions and actions are often influenced by the pain of their past, they still manage to hold on to faith and hope while pursuing forgiveness, restoration, wholeness, and love. Even while they bear the burdens arising from the fears and misconceptions of others, they persevere with grace, integrity, and courage. 


Ms. Griep’s writing seems effortless in this spectacular novel. With thoughtfulness and skill, she breathes words upon the pages coaxing new life into the dusty corners of Regency England. Her writing is descriptively rich, perfectly paced, and full of sensory details that envelope the reader in meaningful story. Lost in Darkness is a genuinely riveting book, wholly memorable and inspiring. It is a remarkably worthy novel that deserves to be savored, praised, and shared. I recommend it wholeheartedly. 


*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and 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.

Click here to visit Michelle Griep's website.


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