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Celebrate Lit: The Bride of Blackfriars Lane

About the Book Book: The Bride of Blackfriars Lane Author: Michelle Griep Genre: Christian/Romance/Historical Release date: September, 2022

Detective Jackson Forge can hardly wait to marry the street-sly swindler who’s turned his life upside down. Kit Turner is equally excited to wed the handsome detective, and what better way to show her love than providing him with a gift any man of the law would love? She determines to bring to justice the men who years ago maimed his brother—despite Jackson’s warning to leave the past in the past. As she digs into the mystery of what happened, she unwittingly tumbles into her own history and endangers her future happiness with Jackson. Click here to get your copy! About the Author Michelle Griep’s been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She is the Christy Award-winning author of historical romances: A Tale of Two Hearts, The Captured Bride, The Innkeeper’s Daughter, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, The Captive Heart, Brentwood’s Ward, A Heart Deceived, and Gallimore, but also leaped the historical fence into the realm of contemporary with the zany romantic mystery Out of the Frying Pan. If you’d like to keep up with her escapades, find her at or stalk her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

And guess what? She loves to hear from readers! Feel free to drop her a note at More from Michelle A Visit to Borough Market Whenever I skip across the pond, I make it a point to stop at the Borough Market for some great meals. This area was—and is—a popular place to shop and an absolute must-see for food lovers. From grocers, fishmongers, cheese sellers, and butchers to all kinds of ethnic eats, it’s hard not to want to sample everything. My personal favorite are the buddha bowls. Believe it or not, Borough market has been in operation for the past thousand years. Yes, you read that correctly. It actually began as a bridge, constructed in 990. But let’s fast forward to the Victorian era, shall we?

In the nineteenth century, a railway viaduct was constructed through the middle of the market, which brought in more people—but also brought in more noise, soot, disruption, and crime. In such a hotbed of activity, it’s easy to imagine cutpurses and pickpockets of all sorts.

And that’s the perfect scene for a certain con-artist turned investigator to meet with an informant. In The Bride of Blackfriars Lane, Kit Turner is up to her old shenanigans, much to Jackson’s chagrin. You can visit Borough Market along with her in this wild ride through Victorian London. It’s just one of the many stops in a city that never gets old. Blog Stops

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To celebrate her tour, Michelle is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon e-gift card and a copy of The Bride of Blackfriars Lane!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My Review:

I highly recommend this book and crave the time to read the rest of the series, but alas, the size of my TBR pile daunts me. I will come back, though!

This is the only book in the series that I've read, but I wasn't lost. I could tell there were previous books in the series, but that only made me want to go back--I wasn't confused.

I really enjoyed the depth of these characters and fell a little in love with Jackson. Kit's behavior confused me a bit, but then again, I wasn't raised as an orphan in the slums of Victorian London. I do need to go back and figure out how she had any money whatsoever and why she was living in a boardinghouse instead of with her father.

Just a few weeks earlier, I'd visited England so it was really cool to read about some of the places I'd walked through and around. The Borough Market is very much still bustling and a wonderful place to shop. I didn't walk through any slums or scary areas, but I can see the closeness of the alleyways and back streets.

I received this book as a gift from the author and part of the Celebrate Lit Tour; the ideas and opinions are my own. I highly recommend this book as a romance with a little history and a lot of intelligence.

Dear Readers, want to share something about a place you've traveled which would make a good setting for a mystery?

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