The House at the End of the Moor.

Maggie Lee lives a quiet, hidden life far from her past as a successful opera singer. When her housekeeper finds an injured man on her property, Maggie is forced to make a decision–save the man’s life at the expense of her anonymity or leave him to die in order to protect herself?

Oliver Ward is an escaped convict with an evil man on his trail. Bolstered by a sense of justice and a taste for revenge over his wrong conviction, Oliver is forced to receive Maggie’s help. When they discover they are connected by the event that shattered both of their lives, they embark on a journey that will change everything.

My Thoughts:

I knew, okay? I just knew this was going to be good because Michelle Griep is an incredible author. She has this gift of putting my heart through the wringer and somehow making it okay by the last page. If you’re going to read one of her books, you know you’re in for a journey. And this book was an excellent journey.

The characters aren’t perfect. They are human, with weaknesses and misconceptions. Y’all know I’m a romance girl through and through, and though this book certainly delivers in that aspect, I was most impressed by the change of one particular character by the end. Done any other way, it may have felt fake. Griep manages to make the growth feel natural and real–a feat you can’t quite appreciate until you meet the character.

Overall, this is a genuinely good book. I found myself easily flipping through pages, anxious to read what would happen to my friends next. And in the midst of a global pandemic when we are asked to stay home, some of Maggie’s words about isolation certainly ring true so I’ll leave you with them: “It’s necessary, this loneliness–but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Or pretend it doesn’t hurt. Because it does.” The House at the End of the Moor released April 1st.

As always, I’m so grateful to the publisher and NetGalley for access to a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions belong to me.

Purchase: Amazon | Christianbook | Barnes & Noble

Book Boyfriend:

Oliver would have to take the BB trophy in this one. Though he is easily provoked to anger and his logic is skewed by pride at times, his heart is always in the right place. I love him, even if he dresses like an old woman on occasion.


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