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Brentwood's ward av Michelle Griep
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Brentwood's ward (utgåvan 2015)

av Michelle Griep

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Place an unpolished lawman named Nicholas Brentwood as guardian over a spoiled, pompous beauty named Emily Payne and what do you get? More trouble than Brentwood bargains for. She is determined to find a husband this season. He just wants the large fee her father will pay him to help his ailing sister. After a series of dire mishaps, both their desires are thwarted, but each discovers that no matter what, God is in charge.… (mer)
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Oh my gosh..what a fabulous book! The author had me alternating between laughing so hard there were tears running down my face to holding my breath to see what could possibly happen next. Imagine trying to be the protector or guardian of a young lady, Emily, who is defiant, wily and petulant. This was the not to be envied job of Nicholas Brentwood. It took some time for them and those they were working with to learn that there was ‘no strength without unity’. In time they were able to solve the mystery behind several deaths but not before break-ins, kidnapping and danger found them.
I thoroughly enjoyed this first book in The Bow Street Runners series and look forward to the next ones. ( )
  Eamace | May 16, 2019 |
I have read several of this authors books and I have enjoyed each one. Why I was surprised when I couldn't put this one down, I don't know. I love the way Michelle just takes you right into the story from the very first pages. For a short time you can leave your troubles and worries behind and you find yourself in London in the early 1800's. One of my favorite things Michelle does, as well as some of the other Christian Historical authors is to give us the background story on the true facts as well as the parts she took an authors liberty with. I like to research the topic further and learn more about it. I think this is a great beginning to what looks to be a very special series. ( )
  Sandralb | Mar 24, 2019 |
A fast-paced ride!

Intriguing, gritty, entertaining, unique, mysterious... These terms best describe this tale--and it's hero--for me. Nathan Brentwood puts me in mind of Lawrence of Arabia, perhaps in his back story at least. . The heroine is a well-portrayed reflection of the times, garnering more interest with every page. I was quite attached to both by the time the book ended.

Michelle is incredible at writing plot twists, action sequences, and sense-igniting phrases. Her word-smithing carves a path that you're mind follows until you no longer are reading about the character--you are the character. The stakes, the constant threat of death, cried out from every page, whether the death of a career, one's innocence, a friend, or a love interest, and kept me leafing through into the small hours.

I would love to see more books with the secondary characters, a sequel at least. Moore has a story, I just know it, then there's Captain Daggett. And Hope!

Definitely wanting to read more mysteries and historicals from this author. ( )
  NatalieMonk | Jul 3, 2017 |
I’ve read everything Michelle wrote reader since I discovered her first novel Gallimore a few years ago. Her books are not my favourites, admittedly, but tend to be moderately good. Brentwood’s Ward was on the way to becoming her best work in my opinion, with action, mystery, intrigue and a brilliantly dashing hero, a supporting cast of great characters and an original storyline, Seriously are there any other Christian novels about the Bow Street Runners, the fore-runners of today’s police force? Such a book could have all the makings of a 19th century detective thriller, echoing some of the literary greats.

In other words, I was rolling along and really liking the story- until the attempted rape scene. I’m seriously beginning to think such content is becoming far too common in Christian Fiction novels- and is often unnecessary, especially if its included just to rank up the tension, or to ram home some message about how horribly women were treated in the ‘olden days’, or how all the upper classes were dissolute rakes……etc…,etc.
Now I’m not denying that things like that did happen, but for the lead character to be almost raped twice, in one year- once in the garden of her home just seem incredible. I don’t deny that the rich and powerful may have taken advantage of the lower classes in any age, but Emily Payne was meant to be a rich socialite, are we honestly supposed to believe that men of the upper classed could just go around raping wealthy young women at balls- absolutely nothing to be done about it? Seriously, I’m getting the decided impression that the past is universally being presented as some filthy, lawless quagmire- especially the non-American past- and rape as a far too common device to emphasize its supposed nastiness.

Also, the way the scene was written, although not necessarily very graphic was a little but too much. Afterwards, there was some degeneration into romantic cliché- I mean for a woman who had just been almost violently raped to be snogging in her carriage less than an hour later just does not seem like normal behavior. Those and the almost compulsory description of the stray lock of hair begging to be brushed aside- the 'rippling of muscles' underneath the heroes clothes---sigh... Honestly, how many times do you actually see than in real life...

The ending was satisfactory, and had its fair share of tension, and I will say that, all in all, this was a good story, with sounds messages woven in and not written in such a way as to seem preachy or contrived.
However, the above mentioned content issue, and a few Americanisms (which I might have overlooked generally, but some were jarring) result in the lower rating. I'm not trying to attack the author personally, the above could be seen as observations of the Christian Romance genre more generally....but it did sour the taste of what could otherwise have been an excellent book.

I received an electronic version of this novel free from Netgalley for review. I was not required to write a positive one and all opinions expressed are my own..... ( )
  Medievalgirl | Oct 4, 2016 |
When your future, your life, is on the line, who would you turn to for strength?

London, 1807. Emily Payne is caught up with thoughts about the upcoming ball and securing a husband. Little does she know that the security of her future is as obtainable as the distant stars. Nicholas Brentwood, a Bow Street Officer, has been hired to protect Emily during her father’s absence. His only goal is to complete the job and receive the payment so that he can take care of his sister, Jenny. When their lives collide with murder, kidnapping and scandal, they must rely on God to save and protect them. “God’s the One in control, not you.” There have been many times in my life that I have had to remind myself of these very words. When your life begins to spin uncontrollably, you can rest assure that God will be with you every step of the way.

Brentwood’s Ward is a very unique story. Giving us a glimpse into the lives of the very first police officers. I had no knowledge of how the police came to be until I read this book. Michelle Griep has captured 1800s London in a way that I have not read before. I could not put this book down! I was on the edge of my seat (quite literally) for a good portion of the time. The depth of emotion is tangible in our leading characters. I believe that almost anyone can relate to the people in this story. For they have seen it all. “No one escapes this life without scars. Not even God.” A true reminder that everyone in this life faces trials and heartache, even God.

I received a free digital edition of Brentwood’s Ward from Barbour Publishing Inc. through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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  BookwormMama14 | Jun 15, 2015 |
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Place an unpolished lawman named Nicholas Brentwood as guardian over a spoiled, pompous beauty named Emily Payne and what do you get? More trouble than Brentwood bargains for. She is determined to find a husband this season. He just wants the large fee her father will pay him to help his ailing sister. After a series of dire mishaps, both their desires are thwarted, but each discovers that no matter what, God is in charge.

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