Ladies of Intrigue: 3 Tales of 19th-Century Romance with a Dash of Mystery

Ladies of Intrigue: 3 Tales of 19th-Century Romance with a Dash of Mystery

Michelle Griep / Sep 23, 2019

Ladies of Intrigue Tales of th Century Romance with a Dash of Mystery Page Turners Under One Cover from Reader Favorite Michelle Griep Can truth and love prevail when no one is as they appear The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady Cornish Coast When a prim and pro

  • Title: Ladies of Intrigue: 3 Tales of 19th-Century Romance with a Dash of Mystery
  • Author: Michelle Griep
  • ISBN: 168322826X
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Paperback
  • 3 Page Turners Under One Cover from Reader Favorite Michelle Griep Can truth and love prevail when no one is as they appear The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady Cornish Coast, 1815 When a prim and proper governess returns to England from abroad, she expects to comfort her dying father not fall in love with a smuggler Will Helen Fletcher keep Isaac Seaton s unusual secret Th 3 Page Turners Under One Cover from Reader Favorite Michelle Griep Can truth and love prevail when no one is as they appear The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady Cornish Coast, 1815 When a prim and proper governess returns to England from abroad, she expects to comfort her dying father not fall in love with a smuggler Will Helen Fletcher keep Isaac Seaton s unusual secret The Doctor s Woman A Carol Award Winner Dakota Territory, 1862 Emmy Nelson, daughter of a missionary doctor, and Dr James Clark, city doctor aspiring to teach, find themselves working side by side at Fort Snelling during the Dakota Uprising That is when the real clash of ideals begins A House of Secrets St Paul, Minnesota, 1890 Ladies Aide Chairman, Amanda Carston resolves to clean up St Paul s ramshackle housing, starting with the worst of the worst a haunted house that s secretly owned by her beau a home that s his only means of helping brothel girls escape from the hands of the city s most infamous madam Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 288 pages Published February 1st 2019 by Barbour Books More Details ISBN 168322826X ISBN13 9781683228264 Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Ladies of Intrigue, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Most Anticipated Christian Fiction 2019 174 books 542 voters Most Anticipated Inspirational Novels of 2019 83 books 220 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 26, 2019 Julie Carpenter rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019, anthologies, austenesque, chick lit, kindle book, laugh out loud, netgalley, novellas, personal library, religious Overall 4.5 I love Michelle Griep s writing style She s a favorite go to author for me Whenever I see that she has a new story for me to read and enjoy, I jump on the chance to read it This is a collection of three of her novellas that were included in three different anthologies I actually had read one of the anthologies but not the other two So let me just say I was pretty excited with the chance to have the other two that I had missed put into a collection of just Michelle Griep s Wooh Overall 4.5 I love Michelle Griep s writing style She s a favorite go to author for me Whenever I see that she has a new story for me to read and enjoy, I jump on the chance to read it This is a collection of three of her novellas that were included in three different anthologies I actually had read one of the anthologies but not the other two So let me just say I was pretty excited with the chance to have the other two that I had missed put into a collection of just Michelle Griep s Woohoo This isn t going to be an in detail review like I normally do Life has been busy and I m trying to catch up So if you re looking for a longwinded, rambling thoughts review, this isn t it If you re looking for shorter and sweet, this is it Like the title suggests, there s a dash of mystery in each story, sweet and clean romance, great characters, characters learning to trust in God, pain and healing, hidden identities, hidden truths, uncovering the truths, danger, suspense, smuggling, doctoring, trickery, death, friends, and most importantly sweet love I liked the three couples that these stories were about They each learned to trust and help each other as their friendships began and developed into something.Thanks for this great collection Michelle Griep If any of you are fans of this author, this is a great collection for you Three different stories to curl up and enjoy, all in one sitting, or to be enjoyed individually Anyway you choose I hope you enjoy them as I did Content Clean Some moments of peril but nothing graphic The characters have some kissing scenes but nothing further The characters talk about God and turning their lives over to His guidance.I received a copy from the publisher, Barbour Books, via NetGalley All thoughts and opinions in the review are my own.Happy Reading flag 13 likesLike see review Jan 18, 2019 Dana Michael rated it it was amazing Three great reads in one book Each story can be read in one sitting Sweet romances with suspense that left a satisfying happily ever after I was given a copy of this book by Barbour publishing I was not under any obligation to leave a review This is my honest opinion flag 9 likesLike see review Jan 18, 2019 Lucinda rated it it was amazing A great compilation of 19th century novellas with compelling characters and great settings These were previously published in multi author anthologies The Gentleman Smuggler s LadyWhat a delightful little story I m utterly convinced Michelle Griep can t write a bad story For being short, it sure packed a punch The main characters are strong Helen and Isaac don t meet under the best circumstances, and he doesn t leave a good impression on her But then Helen finds out he s the landowner ove A great compilation of 19th century novellas with compelling characters and great settings These were previously published in multi author anthologies The Gentleman Smuggler s LadyWhat a delightful little story I m utterly convinced Michelle Griep can t write a bad story For being short, it sure packed a punch The main characters are strong Helen and Isaac don t meet under the best circumstances, and he doesn t leave a good impression on her But then Helen finds out he s the landowner over the parish where her father lives And although Helen wants to dislike Isaac, he s not the lawless smuggler she thought him to be Actually, I m pretty sure Isaac Seaton is a friend of Ross Poldark It wasn t mentioned probably to keep Mr Poldark s privacy , but it s hard to pretend it s not there Beautiful, dramatic setting, engaging characters, a very sweet ending, and the kind of prose that grabs you with all the feels Could we perchance expect a story for Esther Seaton The Doctor s WomanI read Michelle Griep s story The Doctor s Woman and loved it Emmy is spirited and strong and she tried to do the right thing, sometimes putting herself in peril James, well James was a great leading man and I m glad he learned what was really important in the end Although it s a novella, the characters are well developed and the story is satisfying As usual, the imagery is fantastic A House of SecretsAmanda and Joseph are engaged to be married and I liked that they already had an established relationship Nonetheless, there are secrets Joseph believes he needs to keep that cause problems for both of them Joseph is a city attorney and Amanda the new chairwoman for a ladies aide society Both of them are good persons who want to help those less fortunate and try their best at doing so The storydoes a good job at depicting the opposite social settings between the rich and the poor, and both Joseph and Amanda have specific plans and goals to make things better The epilogue brought everything together and their efforts were rewarded Love, love, love the opening paragraph of chapter two classic Griep imaging I received a copy from Barbour publishing and this is my own opinion flag 8 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Nov 03, 2018 Deon marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves 2019, barbour books, fiction, historical fiction, requested r Love this cover flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Mary rated it it was amazing Shelves historical fiction Let s take a journey through the nineteenth century with this collection of tales each with a hint of intrigue Three settings, three heroines, and their three equally captivating counterparts make for a delightful read The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady1815 Cornwall Helen Fletcher, a young governess, returns from Ireland to Cornwall only to find herself spirited away from the ship by a mysterious smuggler When the mysterious smuggler turns up again, will Helen be able to figure out exactly what Let s take a journey through the nineteenth century with this collection of tales each with a hint of intrigue Three settings, three heroines, and their three equally captivating counterparts make for a delightful read The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady1815 Cornwall Helen Fletcher, a young governess, returns from Ireland to Cornwall only to find herself spirited away from the ship by a mysterious smuggler When the mysterious smuggler turns up again, will Helen be able to figure out exactly what his intentions are Be swept off your feet in this charming tale of love on the Cornish coast The Doctor s Woman 1862 Mendota, Minnesota Emmy Nelson, a frontier doctor s daughter, braves the wilds of Minnesota in order to care for the men at the outlying military post of Fort Snelling and the Sioux Indian being held captive there Clashing with the new citified, military doctor adds further turmoil to her troubled soul Read this lively tale of a city boy and country girl and the lessons they learn from each other A House of Secrets1890 St Paul, Minnesota Amanda Carston, a lively young woman full of spunk, is soon to be married to a handsome, dynamic young attorney, Joseph Blake In her search to finish one big project before the wedding, Amanda uncovers a mystery that she just can t leave alone Creep through the halls of the decrepit Grigg house with Amanda to see if she uncovers the mystery behind the old place I enjoyed the likeable characters, unique settings, and bit of romance each story shared Each tale is a standalone and easy to read I hope you will enjoy this collection of stories as much as I did If I had to choose a favorite, I think the prize would go to A House of Secrets Enjoy This ARC copy was received from the author, Barbour Publishing and Netgalley The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Annette rated it really liked it Shelves books read 2019 Three stories with mystery and romance My two favorite things I enjoyed all the stories but think the first one was my favorite A fast quick read Thanks for the early copy flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 06, 2019 Emily Yager rated it it was amazing Three well written novellas filled with mystery and each wrapped up in a different historical timeframe An excellent read that is hard to put down once you start.I received an ARC copy from the publisher via netgalley A review was not required, but appreciated flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 05, 2019 Rosanne Lortz rated it really liked it This book was a lifesaver for me I have been staying up way too late every night of our three week Christmas break because it s impossible to go to sleep before finishing my book of the day Once you pop, you can t stop, if you know what I mean But this book is actually three books, a collection of three novellas all set in the 19th century Disconnected novellas Novellas that can be read separately I thoroughly enjoyed each one over the course of three days and was able to go to sleep b This book was a lifesaver for me I have been staying up way too late every night of our three week Christmas break because it s impossible to go to sleep before finishing my book of the day Once you pop, you can t stop, if you know what I mean But this book is actually three books, a collection of three novellas all set in the 19th century Disconnected novellas Novellas that can be read separately I thoroughly enjoyed each one over the course of three days and was able to go to sleep by ten o clock instead of staying up to midnight and beyond.The first story, The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady, is set in Cornwall, a few decades after the renowned series Poldark begins Helen is a governess, traveling to visit her dying father who is a well loved vicar in a coastal village As she disembarks, the ship is set upon by smugglers, one of whom whisks her out of the way, keeping her safe from a horde of drunk sailors Later, when Helen meets Isaac Seaton, the young lord of the manor, she realizes that she s seen him before and must make the difficult decision whether to keep his secret The second story, The Doctor s Woman, is set during the American Civil War out on the frontier After the death of her father, Emmy is supposed to go back east But when the new doctor at the fort demands that she stay at the fort and assist him as a nurse, she finds that James Clark is a hard man to resist Under the doctor s protection, she ministers to sufferers of measles and smallpox, assisting the Sioux Indians when others would consign them to their fate The third story, A House of Secrets, is set at the end of the 19th century in St Paul, Minnesota Amanda is engaged to a city attorney known for trying to close down brothels But when she tries to enlist his help in converting an old haunted house into an orphanage, her fiance proves singularly unhelpful What secret is he hiding and why won t he confide in her My favorite story of the bunch was The Doctor s Woman It is difficult to create a lush setting and fully rounded characters in the format of a short story or a novella, and for me, this one succeeded the best in this task Michelle Griep is at home in describing the American frontier I greatly enjoyed her book released last summer, The Captured Bride, which was set during the French and Indian War In The Doctor s Woman, James Clark jumped from the page as a determined physician, manly protector, and romantic protagonist Emmy was just as appealing, making the decision to forgive the wrongs done to her by the native tribes and treat them as humans made in God s image My second favorite in the collection was The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady I loved the premise of this story A gentleman forced to resort to smuggling to provide for his starving tenantshow noble It didn t feel fully fleshed out, however, and I think it would benefit from being expanded into a full length novel All in all, this is a wonderful collection excellent for when you need a quick bite of historical fiction instead of the full meal deal Disclosure I received a complimentary review copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley All opinions expressed in this review are my own flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 31, 2019 Lynda Edwards rated it it was amazing Shelves keeper shelf Michelle Griep has quickly risen to the top of my list of favorite authors Her stories are romantic, intense, and quickly transport me far away from the mundane This collection of novellas is no exception, proving that whatever time period or location she s writing about, or even how long the story is, it will surely be outstanding The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady There is so much packed into this novella that I m not even sure where to start The swoony hero, the tenacious heroine who pretends Michelle Griep has quickly risen to the top of my list of favorite authors Her stories are romantic, intense, and quickly transport me far away from the mundane This collection of novellas is no exception, proving that whatever time period or location she s writing about, or even how long the story is, it will surely be outstanding The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady There is so much packed into this novella that I m not even sure where to start The swoony hero, the tenacious heroine who pretends everything is fine in order to make it so, the solid spiritual content, and the love story are all perfect Lots of great moments in this one, which is impressive given the length The Doctor s Woman I stand corrected the hero in this novella is even better than the last Emmaline is no slouch herself though not fearless exactly, she takes a stand when it matters, regardless of what it may cost her I found much to admire and inspire in Emmy When the two of them are on the page together, sparks fly and those around them benefit from how they drive each other to be the best they possibly can be A House of Secrets I loved how some of these very minor characters are described because it helped to paint a visual picture in my mind for example, the secretary who either sucked on lemons or the sourness inside her refused to be kept in I also appreciated the tenderness between the main characters, engaged before the beginning of the story, but still learning about each other through these pages Each story has something to make it unique but they are all well written and riveting Fans of Griep will not be disappointed, even if they don t usually read novellas, and those who enjoy historical romance, in general, should not miss this fantastic collection I received a review copy of this book from the author and publisher but was under no obligation to post a positive review The opinions expressed are both honest and my own flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Karen R rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 reading challenge, first reads, favorites A wonderful collection of well written novellas Some of my all time favorites from previously published collections, gathered into their own book I loved revisiting Regency era Cornwall, an army outpost in Civil War era Dakota territory, and 1890 s St Paul, Minnesota Great characters, some action and adventure, and a romance in each one with some sighworthy moments I love you than life and air Oh my Major sigh These all have a bit of faith inserted into the plot, worked naturally A wonderful collection of well written novellas Some of my all time favorites from previously published collections, gathered into their own book I loved revisiting Regency era Cornwall, an army outpost in Civil War era Dakota territory, and 1890 s St Paul, Minnesota Great characters, some action and adventure, and a romance in each one with some sighworthy moments I love you than life and air Oh my Major sigh These all have a bit of faith inserted into the plot, worked naturally into the characters struggle Not at all preachy, but enough to bring deeper meaning to the stories Why is it that good things do not always happen to good people None of these stories were light and fluffy, containing enough grit to make the setting feel authentic, and unique plots to make the stories quite remarkable I enjoyed each one This author is becoming one of my favorites for historical fiction I look forward to whatever she has next in store An e book was provided by Barbour Publishing via NetGalley All opinions are my own flag 4 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 15, 2019 Maureen Timerman rated it really liked it Shelves 2019 Three different stories by the same author, with each being a third of the book, and each quickly drawing you in.Whether we are in old England, the city of St Paul or in a U.S Military Fort, we are offered a story that includes a strong woman as the main character.Of course, you can sit down and read one, and they save the next for later, but like the candy it is hard not to turn the next page.I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Barbour and was not required to give a posi Three different stories by the same author, with each being a third of the book, and each quickly drawing you in.Whether we are in old England, the city of St Paul or in a U.S Military Fort, we are offered a story that includes a strong woman as the main character.Of course, you can sit down and read one, and they save the next for later, but like the candy it is hard not to turn the next page.I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Barbour and was not required to give a positive review flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 28, 2018 Sandra rated it it was amazing Fans of Christian historical romance will not be disappointed with Michelle Griep s collection of short stories This is a collection of three different stories, about three intriguing women, all from three different time periods The first story The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady, written about the Cornish Coast in 1815 The book starts out with intrigue and suspense Helen Fletcher is sailing from Ireland, where she worked as a nanny She is coming home to care for her ailing father a pastor She g Fans of Christian historical romance will not be disappointed with Michelle Griep s collection of short stories This is a collection of three different stories, about three intriguing women, all from three different time periods The first story The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady, written about the Cornish Coast in 1815 The book starts out with intrigue and suspense Helen Fletcher is sailing from Ireland, where she worked as a nanny She is coming home to care for her ailing father a pastor She goes up top of the ship, thinking it is time to depart the ship and instead gets carried off by a smuggler robing them This book had me at the heartstrings right from the first page.The Second The Doctor s Woman was about Dakota Territory in 1862 Emmy Nelson has just lost her missionary father, who was a doctor Her aunt has sent a carriage for her to come live with her in the big city The wild west is no place for a lady Emmy has loved living out west and helping her father with his medical practice The new doctor for Fort Snelling has been delayed and the fort is at present without a doctor Two soldiers come for her father, due to a major accident Learning that her father has died they convince Emmy to come and take car of the patient, she is all they have Just as she is giving instructions, in walks the city doctor Dr James Clark Right from the start it is obvious they have two ways of doing things It is interesting to see who is going to learn the most from the other.A House Of Secrets is the third story in this set, from St Paul, Minnesota and 1890 Amanda Carston is waiting with her best friend Moe, for her fiance to pick them up for their engagement party He finally arrives dreadfully late with a police officer The secrets and surprises go on and on from there Ms Griep is an incredible storyteller I enjoyed this collection of short stories and think it would make a wonderful gift I received a copy of this book from Barbour Books through NetGalley The opinions expressed here are my own flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 15, 2018 Laura rated it it was amazing If you are a Michelle Griep fan you will want to make sure you add Ladies of Intrigue to your must read list This book, which comes out February 1, 2019, is a quick read because it s hard to put down.My favourite story was the first one The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady That one I could not put down and read it straight through I loved the storyline and the characters and was disappointed it ended I wonder how the author kept it to a short story as it has the potential to be a full length nove If you are a Michelle Griep fan you will want to make sure you add Ladies of Intrigue to your must read list This book, which comes out February 1, 2019, is a quick read because it s hard to put down.My favourite story was the first one The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady That one I could not put down and read it straight through I loved the storyline and the characters and was disappointed it ended I wonder how the author kept it to a short story as it has the potential to be a full length novel.Of course, the other two stories were equally thrilling and also have the potential to be full length novels, but there was something about Isaac Seaton and Helen Fletcher that left me wanting Perhaps the danger involved I hope the author brings them to life again someday.If you are looking for some well developed stories to get lost in, I highly recommend Ladies of Intrigue flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Trixi rated it really liked it review of another edition The Gentleman s Smuggler s LadyResplendent of a great Poldark episode, The Gentleman s Smuggler s Lady will have your heart palpitating as you ride along the Cornish seaside with Isaac Seaton and win the heart of his lady love Helen Fletcher Meeting under less than ideal circumstances, he must untie the knot of secrets and mystery in order to impress the young lady No easy feat when she only sees him as a scoundrel and smuggler Ah, but you will find true love wins in the end I loved this o The Gentleman s Smuggler s LadyResplendent of a great Poldark episode, The Gentleman s Smuggler s Lady will have your heart palpitating as you ride along the Cornish seaside with Isaac Seaton and win the heart of his lady love Helen Fletcher Meeting under less than ideal circumstances, he must untie the knot of secrets and mystery in order to impress the young lady No easy feat when she only sees him as a scoundrel and smuggler Ah, but you will find true love wins in the end I loved this one and the smoldering undercurrents between these two Isaac certainly reminded me of my favorite character in Ross Poldark and his vibrant masculinity The Doctor s Woman You have a healing gift, daughter It s not for man to chide what God s given Never be ashamed of what you are After the death of her doctor father, Emmy Nelson is called upon to nurse a soldier back to health at Fort Snelling where she meets Dr James Clark They have differing methods of healing that oftentimes clash and cause tension between the two Especially when it comes to caring for Sioux Indians who take shelter within the forts walls, the exact tribe that killed her fianc Can these two find a way to work together I loved this one because Emmy is a woman far advanced in the medical world with her knowledge of herbal remedies She would have been looked down upon by society because of it In a place where her skills are desperately needed, it matters not James takes a while to realize she s a valuable asset not only to his practice, but to his life I really liked watching these two fall for each other the promise of forever waiting at the end A House of SecretsEngaged couple Amanda and Joseph have the same desire to help the poor destitute of the city Hers by opening a school providing much needed education to poor children and him by rescuing women who want to escape the brothel But he holds a secret that could cost him the love of his life Can he learn to trust her enough to tell her the truth These were the perfect couple for each other Both of them have big hearts and the means to help where ever needed Joseph has than a surface reason for helping women and he must overcome his fear to allow Amanda complete access to his heart When it s true love, it will cover a multitude of sins real or imagined I loved Amanda s strong spirited personality and how she fought for the school A great little story packed full of punch, a little bit of faith and a whole lot of love I received a complimentary copy from the author and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review All opinions are my own flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Paula Shreckhise rated it it was amazing Shelves for review, historical fiction, influencer street team, jan 2019, january 2019 group challenge, new releases 2019, owned, read in 2019, suspense is killing me, suspense or mystery Ladies of Intrigue by Michelle Griep is a trio of historical novellas in one volume These were three entertaining, quick reads.The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady 1815 Cornwall, England A governess, Helen Fletcher, comes to Cornwall to tend her ailing pastor father She is welcomed by Esther and Isaac Seaton, the local gentry Adventures ensue as Helen is pursued by an odious Revenue official who is after local smugglers After her father s death, who will come to Helen s rescue Full of local flavo Ladies of Intrigue by Michelle Griep is a trio of historical novellas in one volume These were three entertaining, quick reads.The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady 1815 Cornwall, England A governess, Helen Fletcher, comes to Cornwall to tend her ailing pastor father She is welcomed by Esther and Isaac Seaton, the local gentry Adventures ensue as Helen is pursued by an odious Revenue official who is after local smugglers After her father s death, who will come to Helen s rescue Full of local flavor and exciting period scenes, Ms Griep has penned a colorful tale of intrigue The Doctor s Woman 1862 Fort Snelling , Minnesota A doctor, James Clark, newly appointed to Ft Snelling and Emmaline Nelson, whose doctor father has recently died, must work together through a tough winter They learn many things while tending troops and a band of Souix Indians at the encampment near the fort Ms Griep has a wonderful way of describing the setting and the emotions of the characters A House Of Secrets 1890 St Paul, Minnesota A mysterious, dilapidated mansion lies in ruins Amanda and her Ladies Aid Society have plans to renovate it to benefit the poor The problem is she can t find out who owns it and her city attorney fianc Joseph can t or won t help her This novella has a great cast of characters a dastardly villain, a caring and upstanding hero and a heroine with a heart of gold But can secrets interfere with their eventual happiness The pace is fast and Ms Griep s settings put you right in the action I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher I was not required to give a favorable review All opinions are my own flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 20, 2019 Trisha Robertson Joy of Reading rated it really liked it This 3 novella collection is a delightful addition to my personal library I enjoy reading anything written by Michelle Griep, and I was delighted to get my hands on this collection of her stories Each story can be read in one sitting.Each story is a stand alone, filled with page turning adventure and vivid characters that you won t soon forget These stories are filled with sweet romance a dash of mystery and plenty of witty dialogue If I had to pick of favorite of the three it would be The G This 3 novella collection is a delightful addition to my personal library I enjoy reading anything written by Michelle Griep, and I was delighted to get my hands on this collection of her stories Each story can be read in one sitting.Each story is a stand alone, filled with page turning adventure and vivid characters that you won t soon forget These stories are filled with sweet romance a dash of mystery and plenty of witty dialogue If I had to pick of favorite of the three it would be The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady Long time fans of Michelle Griep will want to be sure to snag a copy for themselves If you haven t yet had the pleasure of reading one of Michelle Griep s stories, then this is the perfect opportunity to get your feet wet and see what you ve been missing I give this collection 4 stars and encourage you to pick up a copy to enjoy as soon as possible I received a copy of this book from the author publisher in exchange for my honest opinion I am not required to write a positive review My thoughts and opinions are my own flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 20, 2019 Jeanne Alfveby crea rated it really liked it I love Michelle Griep stories Ladies of Intrigue has three lovely, sweet novellas that grab you and don t let go The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady takes place on the Cornish Coast in 1815 The story takes off like a galloping horse which also literally happens in the story Is Isaac a gentleman or a smuggler at heart Love the journey on how Helen finds the answer to that question The Doctor s Woman takes place at Fort Snelling in Minnesota during the Dakota Uprising in 1862 Will a doctor s daug I love Michelle Griep stories Ladies of Intrigue has three lovely, sweet novellas that grab you and don t let go The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady takes place on the Cornish Coast in 1815 The story takes off like a galloping horse which also literally happens in the story Is Isaac a gentleman or a smuggler at heart Love the journey on how Helen finds the answer to that question The Doctor s Woman takes place at Fort Snelling in Minnesota during the Dakota Uprising in 1862 Will a doctor s daughter and assistant be able to work with the new city doctor, or will their ways and ideas clash I live in Minnesota and have been to Fort Snelling I really enjoyed this story that brought part of that history to life In A House of Secrets, also set in Minnesota, has finding the truth at the heart of this story What I like about all three of these historical fiction novellas is the theme of compassion love for those who are suffering Coupled with the romantic scenes, a dash of mystery, and visiting a particular time and place in history have all the elements of a completely enjoyable book for me Michelle Griep is on my list of must read authors flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 27, 2019 Shonda rated it it was amazing 3 stories beautifully written You will fall in love with all the wonderful characters Michelle has done a wonderful job of drawing the readers into eachstory Each story has a beautiful romance and trials that brings God into the story I found that each story reached out and pulled me in and tugged at my heartstrings All 3 stories are different but each one is as good as the one before it Michelle Griep clearly has a talent for stories that touch the heart flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 28, 2018 Kerri marked it as to read This was a great collection of stories Each had a heroine that was strong in character and didn t bow to anyone Each story was a page turner and was set in different parts of the world I liked that each story was vastly different in their characters and plots and settings I recommend this book to those that like to have romance, intrigue and strong women characters flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 29, 2018 Kelly Hodgkins rated it it was amazing I m learning to appreciate the novella and Ladies of Intrigues by Michelle Griep has three beautifully written historical romance novellas The characters and settings are so well created, I would have enjoyed spending time in each The reader is given enough to connect to each of the lead characters but I still have questions about their background and what will happen next in their worlds Perhaps Michelle Griep will come back and expand these stories I have tried to choose a favourite b I m learning to appreciate the novella and Ladies of Intrigues by Michelle Griep has three beautifully written historical romance novellas The characters and settings are so well created, I would have enjoyed spending time in each The reader is given enough to connect to each of the lead characters but I still have questions about their background and what will happen next in their worlds Perhaps Michelle Griep will come back and expand these stories I have tried to choose a favourite but I keep changing my mind, each has a charm of its own It s a five out of five on the en JOY ment scale flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Pegg rated it liked it Shelves e books read Very disappointed that this book is simply a repackaging of three novellas already published in different Barbour historical romance collections and that it wasn t labeled as such I agreed to review assuming this was something new from Michelle Griep, an author I enjoy reading But when I opened the book, I found three stories I have already read They are good stories, but I dislike it when books are presented as something new and they aren t flag 2 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Nov 19, 2018 Laura Meyer rated it it was amazing I have enjoyed reading and re reading these stories If you are looking for a collection to get for a friend or family member, this would be a great choice I d read two of these before, enjoyed them again the second time Very nice stories flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 22, 2018 Annarella rated it really liked it An entertaing and fun to read collection of historical short stories.It was an enjoyable read, very well written.There s a religious message but it s woven into the plot and does not overcome the plots.Recommded.Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 01, 2019 JoAnn rated it it was amazing Three well written mystery novellas I enjoyed each selection I recommend to mystery and historical fans I received an arc from Netgalley and this is my unbiased review flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 11, 2019 Susan Snodgrass rated it really liked it I purely love to read what Michelle Griep writes She is a favorite of mine Here are three novellas in one collection and each contain an air of mystery All contain strong heroines and dashing heroes Fine reading Recommended My thanks to Barbour Publishing for a copy of this book via Net Galley A review was not required All opinions stated here are entirely my own flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 17, 2019 Elizabeth rated it really liked it Michelle Griep has woven these 3 stories of mystery into an amazing collection flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 16, 2018 Paula rated it it was amazing Excellent read Three short stories in one book Three different time periods, completely unrelated stories I enjoyed reading each story I will probably pick this one up and read again and again through the upcoming years Loved it flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 01, 2018 BlueJeansAndTeacups rated it really liked it o.Danger, Intrigue, Romance o Publisher s story synopsis followed by my thoughts.The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady Cornish Coast, 1815When a prim and proper governess returns to England from abroad, she expects to comfort her dying father not fall in love with a smuggler Will Helen Fletcher keep Isaac Seaton s unusual secret MY THOUGHTS Good story, filled with danger and intrigue I found it ended very abruptly with a question left hanging regarding some of the smugglers final outcome o.Danger, Intrigue, Romance o Publisher s story synopsis followed by my thoughts.The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady Cornish Coast, 1815When a prim and proper governess returns to England from abroad, she expects to comfort her dying father not fall in love with a smuggler Will Helen Fletcher keep Isaac Seaton s unusual secret MY THOUGHTS Good story, filled with danger and intrigue I found it ended very abruptly with a question left hanging regarding some of the smugglers final outcome I liked both of the main characters.Tea Quote Come in, come in Take a cup o nettle tea The Doctor s Woman A Carol Award Winner Dakota Territory, 1862Emmy Nelson, daughter of a missionary doctor, and Dr James Clark, city doctor aspiring to teach, find themselves working side by side at Fort Snelling during the Dakota Uprising That is when the real clash of ideals begins.MY THOUGHTS I enjoyed this story with Sioux Indians, rough territory and practicing various types of medicine in the old days It wrapped up nicely.Spiritual Quote You have a healing gift, daughter It s not for man to chide what God s given Never be ashamed of what you are A House of Secrets St Paul, Minnesota, 1890Ladies Aide Chairman, Amanda Carston resolves to clean up St Paul s ramshackle housing, starting with the worst of the worst a haunted house that s secretly owned by her beau a home that s his only means of helping brothel girls escape from the hands of the city s most infamous madam.MY THOUGHTS Amanda has no idea her fianc has any connection to the house Joseph Blake is keeping the secret to protect her and the girls, avenge his sister and also thwart an evil city councilman who, in my mind, looked like the walrus from Disney s Alice in Wonderland singing Cabbages and Kings Mental anxiety over the happenings plus romance of the sweet couple Wrapped up nicely.Romantic Quote The warmth of his brown eyes reached out and held her, cherishing her as the most valuable of God s creations Her The sole focus of such tenderness She wished she could package it up and carry it around all day CAUTIONARY NOTE A few writings might push the envelope for some, so just a head s up Thievery is wrong Indeed A principle he knew as intimately as a lover one no honest man should ever have to bed half burned timbers reached into the night sky, dark on dark, like blackened bones trying to escape from a grave bricks holding in secrets like a jealous lover, guarding rumors of foul play Most shameless maples had already disrobed for their coming marriage to winter, but a few discreet maidens refused to shed their orange and red leaves I downloaded a copy of this book through Net Galley via the publisher with no fee and no compensation in the hopes of an honest review.Connect with the author at Michelle Griep dot com February 1, 2019, Barbour Publishing 4 stars flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Rachael rated it liked it Shelves novellas The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady I don t know what it is about rogues the Robin Hood type highwaymen, smugglers, pirates, and the like, but when one of these non law abiding men just so happens to be a gentleman with an honorable moral code , they can be terribly difficult to resist Isaac Seaton is a perfect example of it I m not convinced that proposals and funerals go hand in hand, but the story was entertaining and by far the most deserving of the intrigue of the title.The Doctor s Woman The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady I don t know what it is about rogues the Robin Hood type highwaymen, smugglers, pirates, and the like, but when one of these non law abiding men just so happens to be a gentleman with an honorable moral code , they can be terribly difficult to resist Isaac Seaton is a perfect example of it I m not convinced that proposals and funerals go hand in hand, but the story was entertaining and by far the most deserving of the intrigue of the title.The Doctor s Woman Having studied a fair amount of Minnesota history, I was excited to see a story about the Dakota War of 1862, or rather, the aftermath It was a war that never should have happened it easily could have been prevented, had the US fulfilled its ends of the treaties and there were atrocities committed on both sides, but the worst of which being the revenge the US took against the Dakota, innocents and all.I don t think the novella does justice to the tragedy of 1,600 people mostly women, children, and elderly pushed together into a river bottom concentration camp over the course of a Minnesota winter, where several hundred died of disease in those few months alone But it is a nice story of a doctor and a woman with the heart of a doctor working together to help ALL those in their care, not just the ones popular opinion would have them help No actual mystery to this story.House of Secrets Joseph Blake wins above even the rogue for my favorite hero of the collection He s charming, honorable, and passionate, and he doesn t take life too seriously, except where it matters There is intrigue to this story as well, as Joseph is trying to take down a brothel while hiding his involvement in getting prostitutes out of the business I prefer Griep s full length fiction to the novellas, where there is room to flesh out the story and world, but these do convey her masterful use of language The title isn t the most fitting I ve seen regarding novella collections, but the stories are all entertaining Thank you Barbour and NetGalley for the complimentary e book I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions are my own flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 27, 2019 Michelle Kidwell rated it it was amazing Ladies of Intrigue3 Tales of 19th Century Romance with a Dash of Mysteryby Michelle GriepBarbour Publishing, Inc.Barbour BooksChristian , RomancePub Date 01 Feb 2019I am reviewing a copy of Ladies of Intrigue through Barbour Publishing and Netgalley In the first story The Gentleman s Smmuggler s Lady we are taking to 1815 Cornwall England we meet the prim and proper governess Helen Fletcher who has returned to England to be with her dying father in order to comfort him She does not expect to fa Ladies of Intrigue3 Tales of 19th Century Romance with a Dash of Mysteryby Michelle GriepBarbour Publishing, Inc.Barbour BooksChristian , RomancePub Date 01 Feb 2019I am reviewing a copy of Ladies of Intrigue through Barbour Publishing and Netgalley In the first story The Gentleman s Smmuggler s Lady we are taking to 1815 Cornwall England we meet the prim and proper governess Helen Fletcher who has returned to England to be with her dying father in order to comfort him She does not expect to fall in love with a smuggler while she s there but she falls in love with Issac Seaton Will she be able keep his unusual secret The second story in Ladies of Intrigue is The Doctor s Woman that takes us to the Dakota Territory where we meet Emmy Nelson, the daughter of a Missionary Doctor, and Dr James Clark a city doctor who find themselves working together at Fort Snelling during the Dakota uprising, which is where there real clash of ideals begin.In the final story A House of Secrets we are transported back to St Paul Minnesota in 1890 where we meet Amanda Carston a ladies aide chairman whose determined to clean up St Paul s Ramshackle housing she starts with the absolutely worst one a haunted house that is secretly owned by her beau A home that he uses to help brothel girls escape from the hands of the most infamous madam.I give Ladies of Intrigue five out of five star Happy Reading flag 1 likeLike see review previous 1 2 3 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Books by Michelle Griep More Trivia About Ladies of Intrigu No trivia or quizzes yet 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    Ladies of Intrigue Tales of th Century Romance with a If you are a Michelle Griep fan you will want to make sure you add Ladies of Intrigue to your must read list This book, which comes out February , , is a quick read because it s hard to put down. Ladies of Intrigue Tales of th Century Romance with a Ladies of Intrigue by Michelle Griep is a trio of historical novellas in one volume These were three entertaining, quick reads The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady Cornwall, England A governess, Helen Fletcher, comes to Cornwall to tend her ailing pastor father She is welcomed by Esther and Isaac Seaton, the local gentry. Ladies of Intrigue Michelle Griep Ladies Aide Chairman, Amanda Carston resolves to clean up St Paul s ramshackle housing, starting with the worst of the worst a haunted house that s secretly owned by her beau a home that s his only means of helping brothel girls escape from the hands of the city s most infamous madam. Clubs Ladies of Intrigue Ladies of Intrigue Step Team Club The step team was founded in the Fall of and the Organization was founded in Fall of The motto of Ladies of Intrigue is Unity and Precision. Ladies of Intrigue Living Life Free in Christ Mar , In my new release, Ladies of Intrigue, you ll experience all these things and Find out about the smuggling trade in Cornwall in The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady Learn about the rough and dangerous life on a military fort during the s in The Doctor s Woman. Ladies of Intrigue Tales of th Century Romance with a Ladies of Intrigue Tales of th Century Romance with a Dash of Mystery by Michelle Griep Hear about sales, receive special offers You can unsubscribe at any time. Ladies of Intrigue Tales of th Century Romance with a In my new release, Ladies of Intrigue, you ll experience all these things and Find out about the smuggling trade in Cornwall in The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady Learn about the rough and dangerous life on a military fort during the s in The Doctor s Woman. Ladies of Intrigue Coming Up Roses Ladies of Intrigue by Michelle Griep is a lovely, light read with three heavy messages of love, hope, and faith Each story is driven by romance, but there is also enough mystery or adventure to keep you turning pages and hoping that the characters open their hearts and their eyes to each other before something else goes wrong. Out Now Ladies of Intrigue by Michelle Griep Sonya s Stuff Ladies of Intrigue is a compilation of three of author Michelle Griep s books, and is out now. The series is Christian fiction, set in the Regency and Victorian eras, and the reason I m promoting it here is because that cover is GORGEOUS LADIES OF INTRIGUE lenanelsondooley Ladies of Intrigue Tales of th Century Romance with a Dash of Mystery Kindle Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book You must follow these instructions to be in the drawing.

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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. Overall 4.5 I love Michelle Griep s writing style She s a favorite go to author for me Whenever I see that she has a new story for me to read and enjoy, I jump on the chance to read it This is a collection of three of her novellas that were included in three different anthologies I actually had read one of the anthologies but not the other two So let me just say I was pretty excited with the chance to have the other two that I had missed put into a collection of just Michelle Griep s Wooh Overal [...]


    2. Three great reads in one book Each story can be read in one sitting Sweet romances with suspense that left a satisfying happily ever after I was given a copy of this book by Barbour publishing I was not under any obligation to leave a review This is my honest opinion.


    3. A great compilation of 19th century novellas with compelling characters and great settings These were previously published in multi author anthologies The Gentleman Smuggler s LadyWhat a delightful little story I m utterly convinced Michelle Griep can t write a bad story For being short, it sure packed a punch The main characters are strong Helen and Isaac don t meet under the best circumstances, and he doesn t leave a good impression on her But then Helen finds out he s the landowner ove [...]



    4. Let s take a journey through the nineteenth century with this collection of tales each with a hint of intrigue Three settings, three heroines, and their three equally captivating counterparts make for a delightful read The Gentleman Smuggler s Lady1815 Cornwall Helen Fletcher, a young governess, returns from Ireland to Cornwall only to find herself spirited away from the ship by a mysterious smuggler When the mysterious smuggler turns up again, will Helen be able to figure out exactly what Let s [...]


    5. Three stories with mystery and romance My two favorite things I enjoyed all the stories but think the first one was my favorite A fast quick read Thanks for the early copy


    6. Three well written novellas filled with mystery and each wrapped up in a different historical timeframe An excellent read that is hard to put down once you start.I received an ARC copy from the publisher via netgalley A review was not required, but appreciated.


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