12 Days at Bleakly Manor

12 Days at Bleakly Manor

Michelle Griep / Sep 23, 2019

Days at Bleakly Manor When CLARA CHAPMAN receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home she is hesitant yet compelled to attend for if she remains the duration of the twelve day celebration

  • Title: 12 Days at Bleakly Manor
  • Author: Michelle Griep
  • ISBN: 9781683222583
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • When CLARA CHAPMAN receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet compelled to attend for if she remains the duration of the twelve day celebration, she is promised a sum of one thousand pounds That s enough money to bring her brother back from America and reinstate their stolen family fortune But is she walking into daWhen CLARA CHAPMAN receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet compelled to attend for if she remains the duration of the twelve day celebration, she is promised a sum of one thousand pounds That s enough money to bring her brother back from America and reinstate their stolen family fortune But is she walking into danger It appears so, especially when she comes face to face with one of the other guests her former fianc , BENJAMIN LANE.Imprisoned unjustly, Ben wants revenge on whoever stole his honor When he s given the chance to gain his freedom, he jumps at it and is faced with the anger of the woman he stood up at the altar.Brought together under mysterious circumstances for the Twelve Days of Christmas, Clara and Ben discover that what they ve been striving for isn t what ultimately matters What matters most is what Christmas is all about love.

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      • 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 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 writeexcept for that graffiti phase I went through as a teenager Oops Did I say that out loud


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    1. Christmas - 1850 - LondonTHE BEGINNINGAfter being left at the altar by the man she loves, and being stripped of her family fortune, Clara Chapman accepts a mysterious invitation to receive a much needed $1000 IF she agrees to stay at an English Manor for a period of twelve days.After her arrival, Clara meets a variety of unusual cohorts, each with their own personalized promise of compensation.cluding her former fiancéE MIDDLEThere is a bit of mysterya touch of romance, and some very quirky cha [...]


    2. The 2017 Christmas book ARCs are coming out, and I'm not mad about it at all!This book is Downton Abbey + Clue + Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. I very much enjoyed the mystery and the huge manor at Christmas time in the Victorian days. An atmospheric story full of romance and intrigue.I did feel that there are a few loose ends that I would have liked to see tied up. I have some questions that were left unanswered. (A pet peeve of mine.)I will definitely be reading more of this serie [...]


    3. Ok, I LOVE Bleak House by Charles Dickens, as well as, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie and I LOVED how Michelle Griep combined the two of these together. I loved the ending of the book and how everything came together and the hows and whys of it all. So much fun. If you've read either of the above books that I mentioned then you will have fun reading this book and seeing the similarities. If you haven't read either of those books, grab them now or snatch this one up and it will have [...]


    4. This story is packed to the gills with an excellent atmosphere of old-country-house and Golden Age mystery. The story has plenty of action; guests are invited to Bleakly Manor to stay the twelve days of Christmas in exchange for a prize. Clara, impoverished by an embezzlement, need the promised 500 pounds. Ben, imprisoned unjustly for the embezzlement, is offered freedom. These two are the POV characters among the guests in the mysterious country house that seems to have no master.There’s even [...]


    5. Love Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None?Adore Charles Dickens' Bleak House?Then 12 Days at Bleakly Manor is the book for you!


    6. With a writing style reminiscent of Charles Dickens and Agatha Christie, Michelle Griep sets up quite the atmospheric novel. I enjoyed getting to know the characters over a 12 day time period, the 12 Days of Christmas at Bleakly Manor. A tale that kept me reading as I was so intrigued to read the twists and turns taking place. I never knew what to expect til the end. This well developed plot and characters where enjoyable to read about in this mystery. Looking forward to reading book 2 in the On [...]


    7. I was in the mood for a fun Christmassy book and this hit the note I was looking for - an historical romance with a dash of mystery. Two wronged lovers, both believing the other guilty of cruel betrayal are invited to Bleakley Manor along with six other misfits. All have been invited because of a mysterious letter and promised their heart's desire if they stay the twelve days. But their host remains hidden, the food is patchy and someone seems intent on murder. One by one the guests leave. Who w [...]


    8. Clara Chapman's life has taken a bad turn. Her fiance left her waiting at the altar a year before, after supposedly stealing her family's money. Funds are running out. She will be left destitute soon. As Christmas approaches, Clara does not know what might become of her and her sickly aunt. Then, on Christmas Eve, an unexpected visitor comes to the door. He hands her an invitation to Bleakly Manor. If she can stay at the manor through the entire 12 days of the Christmas season, she will receive [...]


    9. Wow, what a refreshingly unique tale of mystery and romance set over the holidays in 1850's, England! I enjoyed following this group of colorful characters through the Twelve Days of Christmas in the manor house, each with their own motivation for being there. A bit of other classic tales cleverly mixed in gave it an authentic flavor; one slice Dickens, Christie and a bit of Dumas. Lyrical, descriptive writing, with quotable lines added to the reading pleasure, plus some action. A choice between [...]


    10. I didn't quite know what to expect when I started this book, which is always fun because I start out with an open mind and enjoy the surprises on my reading journey. Clara and Ben and the other characters that are invited to Bleakly Manor don't know what to expect either which enhanced the mysteriousness of the event and the secret benefactor. While Clara and Ben's reunion is a bit rocky, I loved seeing them reconcile and reignite their love, while the rest of the plot turns into a cozy mystery [...]


    11. "Some choice. Remain in a room of vipers or search for a rodent." 12 Days at Bleakly Manor (September 2017, Shiloh Run Press), first in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas series byMichelle Griep, is a Christian historical romantic mystery. It opens in London on December 24, 1850, which puts it in the Victorian Era. The novel is a standalone with no cliffhangers. I wanted to read this book because I absolutely loved both titles I previously read by Griep. See my reviews for Brentwood's Ward and Th [...]


    12. My thanks to NetGalley and Barbour Publishing, Inc. for an eARC copy of this book to read and review.This book wasn't quite a good fit for me. I loathe Charles Dicken's writing, so I have no idea how the characters and story line of this book tie in with anything of his. Which wasn't a bad thing, per say, but connections between this and his writing completely went over my head. This book also went by INCREDIBLY quickly, to the point where I felt the character development and plot line suffered. [...]


    13. Prepare yourself to be highly entertained by this delightful book! "12 Days at Bleakly Manor" by Michelle Griep is the first book in the "Once Upon a Dickens Christmas" series. Ms. Griep fills her story with danger and mystery, leaving the reader guessing as to what will happen next! "12 Days at Bleakly Manor" is a mix of Charles Dickens's "Bleak House", Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None", and pure genius. I love BBC's version of "Bleak House", so I was excited to pick this book up. I' [...]


    14. I've had the pleasure of reading some unique Christmas reads this year, and 12 Days at Bleakly Manor is no exception! This story is a fun mystery, full of an intriguing cast of secondary characters and endearing leads. I wasn't expecting the slightly spooky feeling to the plot, and I thought the way everything is revealed later, and the connection to Charles Dickens, to be a great way to tie it all together. My favorite part of the story was wondering what was going to happen to the rag-tag bunc [...]


    15. Right off the bat… or rather, the balustrade, I give this book five… ten… twenty stars? Can I do that? I’m calling it 35 stars. Why? Because I’m giving these stars “dog years.” Seven times five… Okay, so why am I piling on the praise for 12 Days at Bleakly Manor?Well, the first star toward “I loved it” came with a fun plot device—a multi-layered plot that made you recognize characters that could have inspired beloved Dickens characters such as Miss Flite and her flock of bi [...]


    16. I know it's not the Christmas season, but this book sure put me in the mind for it! I love the cover for this book and I'm so excited to see that this is the beginning of a new series from Michelle Griep. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.This book had a bit of everything. It's a cozy mystery with romance and a dash of danger. I loved how the characters came alive for me- jumping out from the pages like a movie in my head. This book should be a movie!! I'm envisioning hot chocol [...]


    17. What an intriguing book. I love the premise and it did deliver.Clara and Ben have some major misunderstandings to work through but once the truth is revealed all will be good, right?The cast of characters are rich in personality. Michelle did a wonderful job of giving everyone their own voice.This will begin to get you in the Christmas frame of mine a bit early, but it’s never too early for Christmas is it?A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.



    18. Thank you to NetGalley and Barbour Publishing, Inc Shiloh Run Press for allowing me to read this digital book galley.I truly enjoyed this well plotted mystery novel filled with well developed characters. Six people receive an invitation to spend the Twelve Days of Christmas at Bleakly Manor, beginning on December 25, 1850 and ending at midnight on January 5, 1851. Each is promised something that they desperately want or need will be their reward for spending the season there. Once they arrive at [...]


    19. This book was my introduction to Michelle Griep's writing and, wow, it was a fun ride! This book combines a little history, plenty of mystery and intrigue, and a heapful of romance to draw the reader in from page one. The writing is easy to follow and the book is very well-written. The plot is engaging and there are many twists and turns in the storyline that the reader is kept guessing until the very end of the book. The premise of the book reminded me of the board game Clueor Agatha Christie's [...]


    20. Great concept and multiple character stories as we watch the twelve days of Christmas unfold. Great start to this series has me anticipating #2Enjoyed my read in the audio download version from my library.


    21. This book is fun, quirky, and not at all what I expected. Yes, the book is set during Christmas and the days following, but it really isn't a story about the holiday. Instead, Michelle Griep explores relationships and how we perceive people, both those long acquainted but separated for a time, and those who are strangers until thrust into unusual circumstances together. There's a mysterious air owing to the absent host, who makes many demands of his guests while not even present to enjoy the spe [...]


    22. Clara Chapman has fallen from high society, a woman about to be married;to a poor girl taking care of her invalid aunt. When an odd invitation comes, inviting her to spend the 12 Days of Christmas at Bleakly Manor in exchange for a goodly sum, Clara decides to accept the offer. However, things are not as they seem at the old,odd mansion. Other guests show up in hopes of a reward and the host is conspicuously absent.Griep toys with the reader's mind as each guest is presented and well-drawn with [...]


    23. This one is so good! How lucky am I to get an ARC! Thank you, Michelle and Barbour Publishing. It gripped me from the first chapter. What happens when the person you loved and thought you knew turns out to be your biggest traitor? And then you come face to face with them and not everything as it seems to be. I loved the backstory between Clara and Ben. There was so much hurt but also so much love. And so many twists in this story! And there's even a little cameo appearance by Charles Dickens! Ho [...]


    24. Title: 12 Days at Bleakly Manor Bleakly ManorAuthor: Michelle GriepPublisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.Series: Book 1 in Once Upon a Dickens Christmas Reviewed By: Arlena DeanRating: FourReview:"12 Day at Bleakly Manor" by Michelle GriepMy ThoughtsThis was quite a interesting story of Christian historical romance and mystery during 1850's holidays in England. I liked how this author brings to the readers some really intriguing characters during the '12 Days at Bleakly Manor' that had a particular [...]


    25. When CLARA CHAPMAN receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet compelled to attend—for if she remains the duration of the twelve-day celebration, she is promised a sum of one thousand pounds. That’s enough money to bring her brother back from America and reinstate their stolen family fortune. But is she walking into danger? It appears so, especially when she comes face to face with one of the other guests—her former fiancé, BENJAMIN L [...]


    26. This was unlike any book I’ve read. Well, almost. In parts, it made me think of “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin. A group of people have been summoned to Bleakly Manor, each promised a gift—that is, if they can endure the twelve days. Intrigue and mystery weaves through the days of their stay.This novella had a very quaint and old-fashioned appeal to it. The description was lovely and detailed; it lent so much to the feel of the story. In another setting, I might have found the descrip [...]


    27. This was quite a charming novel, set during the twelve days of Christmas in 1850. Our main protagonist, Clara, has fallen on hard times after being left at the altar nine months before, and now has to live with her ailing aunt, who is kind and loving, but dying. When she receives an invitation to spend the twelve days of Christmas at Bleakly Manor in exchange for 500 pounds, she hesitates to leave her aunt, even thought that sum of money would help her take care of herself after her aunt passes. [...]


    28. What fate awaits a cast of seven eccentric characters who heed the missive of a single gold embossed envelop inviting them to spend 12 days at Bleakly Manor? That's what the reader will find out in this cleverly written mystery! Only one will receive the prize promised within the letter and each are determined to stay. Even when mishaps begin to happen! Mystery, mayhem, a manor full of secrets and a missing host mash up in this page turner! Unique and eccentric characters, vividly told scenery s [...]


    29. I felt like I stepped back in time. The manor sounded grand, but a bit bizarre at the same time. What a combination of characters to have at a holiday gathering. Each person had such an interesting reason to be at the manor. I truly expected the servants to slowly disappear one by one and have the guests fix their own meals. This book was a book I had a hard time setting down. I was hoping there was a way for all to get their hearts desire. But only one can win the grand prize. I liked the conce [...]


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