12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep Review and Giveaway!

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About the Book:

Name of book: 12 Days at Bleakly Manor                              bm1

 

Author: Michelle Griep

Genre: Historical Christmas

Release Date: September 1, 2017

England, 1851: When Clara Chapman receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet feels compelled to attend—for if she remains the duration of the twelve-day celebration, she is promised a sum of five hundred pounds.

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 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, 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.

 

Click here to purchase your copy.

 

About the Author

unnamedMichelle Griep’s been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She is the author of both Regency and Colonial historical romances but also leaped the writerly fence into the realm of contemporary with the zany romantic mystery Out of the Frying Pan. Keep up with her escapades at www.michellegriep.com or stalk her on FacebookInstagramTwitter, or Pinterest.

My Thoughts: 

This was such a fun book! It was very atmospheric, portraying a Victorian Christmas in a slightly creepy mansion. It had an “And then There were None” by Agatha Christie feel as several strangers are brought together under mysterious circumstances with dangers lurking around the corner.

There were some very fun surprises that I didn’t expect. The story is full of colorful, quirky characters, each with a very defined personality.

I adore atmospheric books and the author was very gifted at creating the setting. I was in the story with the characters, walking the drafty halls of Bleakly Manor and trudging through the woods to gather the yule log.

This book also explains some Victorian Christmas traditions that I hadn’t known about…I found these very interesting, particularly the origins of The Coventry Carol.

I highly recommend this book…it’s a nice change from the typical Christmas stories that are out there.

My Rating: 4 stars

I received this book from Celebrate Lit to review. All opinions are my own.

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Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Michelle is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Barnes & Noble Gift card and a signed copy of 12 Days of Bleakly Manor!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/c5b8

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