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The House at the End of the Moor

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4.35  ·  Rating details ·  819 ratings  ·  373 reviews
What Can a London Opera Star and an Escaped Dartmoor Prisoner Have in Common?
 
Opera star Maggie Lee escapes her opulent lifestyle when threatened by a powerful politician who aims to ruin her life. She runs off to the wilds of the moors to live in anonymity. All that changes the day she discovers a half-dead man near her house. Escaped convict Oliver Ward is on the run t
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2020 by Shiloh Run Press
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Christine
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I may sound presumptuous in saying this, but this might just be my favourite book of 2020. Yes, this is only my second book of the year so far. But it is that good. Mystery, intrigue, suspense, romance, faith, history. This book has it all. From the very first chapter, I didn’t want to put this book down. The characters are so well thought out. The plot maintains your interest throughout, and comes to a satisfying ending. I can’t recommend this book enough. Will be reading more from Michelle Gri ...more
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I feel really bad about not liking this book and tried to push myself through it, but it was not right for me on a whole myriad of levels. First, I read this as a secular reader and not as a reader of christian fiction. I do enjoy christian fiction on occasion-- especially historical romances-- and some of my favorite authors are Abigal Wilson, Deeanne Gist, and Francine Rivers. I thought I had read and liked something by Mich
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Michelle Griep
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Think Jane Eyre with a reverse jewel heist thrown into the mix. And of course I gave it 5 stars, because who doesn't love a wink and a nod to the great Charlotte Bronte?! ...more
Jocelyn Green
I couldn’t put this novel down. It has everything I want: a richly detailed and atmospheric historic setting, robust characters who grow from one chapter to the next, and timeless truths convincingly and naturally portrayed. Not only does The House at the End of the Moor sparkle with wit and wisdom, but the spiritual insight is seamlessly and powerfully delivered. Another impressive offering from Michelle Griep. I can’t wait for her next!
Deanne Patterson
There is an elegance about this book and it was very hard to put down.
I love detail in historical novels I read and this had it to the fullest. Atmospheric, I felt as though I was there experiencing it. The character development was a natural progression that I loved following.
The author has a natural understanding of the era she writes about in her books and masters it quite will with authenticity.
Action,mystery,romance and oh yes, lets not forget about villains are to be found in this book an
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Karen R
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A thrilling Victorian era adventure across the moors of England! A Good Samaritan act puts a young woman in peril, binding the two main characters in a plan to bring justice down on those who have wronged them.

This well written tale has it all--action, treachery, inspiration, and romance--with colorful characters worthy of a Dickens novel. It felt like reading a fast paced classic, reminiscent of The Count of Monte Cristo or Les Miserables, but with a unique plot of its own. The theme of justic
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Randi Annie Framnes
Famed opera singer Margaret Lee is hiding out at Morden Hall at the end of Dartmoor, when she finds escapee prisoner Oliver Ward lifeless at the side of the road. The plot centers around a jewel theft they both are connected to. On an intense and dangerous mission to bring down the real jewel thief they have to deal with people as dangerous as they are powerful.

Having fled from her contract obligations to sing in Bath, famed opera singer Margaret Lee is in hiding at the end of Dartmoor. She feel
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Mara
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This story opens at Dartmoor Prison in Devon, England (1861) where our main male character has been for 9 months. His name is Oliver Ward and claims innocence, but we don't what he was found guilty of to be put in this awful place. We see that he's compassionate as he takes physical punishment for standing up for a fellow inmate who's in poor health. Due to unforeseen, but divine, circumstances Oliver is able to escape while the prisoners are working.

In the house at the end of the moor lives a
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Loraine
Oliver Ward, a reprentative in the House of Commons, is innocent, but he has been imprisoned out on the moors of Dartmoore. Maggie Dosset, an opera singer, is hiding away at the end of the moor attempting to escape her brutish agent and a wealthy Londoner who is after her affections. When their paths cross as Ward escapes the inhumane prison where he is held, they form an alliance to solve the problems both of them face.

Filled with the life and times of the English Victorian era, Griep brings a
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Staci
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
Intrigue and justice are at the center of this tale. Former theater performer Daisy Lee has hidden herself away on the Moor. By chance, she crosses paths with escaped convict Oliver that has been falsely accused. Together they return to Bath to right wrongs.

While this novel didn't capture me as thoroughly as A Noble Guardian, it was enjoyable. I loved that both main characters had such huge hearts for the downtrodden and neither was afraid to take risks to do what was right.

Resolution for one of
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Kailey
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I couldn’t put this book down! I read the whole thing in one day, it was that good! Michelle Griep does such an excellent job creating these characters that are so full of life. She also creates the best villains for her books. I was so into this story that I didn’t want it to end! This book is definitely one of my favorites for the year so far!




I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
Megan
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Griep had me at the word “moor.” I knew I would love this book because of the setting and the author. I was not disappointed!

“The House at the End of the Moor” by Michelle Griep is a historical novel with a Gothic feel. There is also an exciting storyline involving escaped convicts, mysterious pasts and a reverse jewel heist. Will justice prevail?

From the riveting opening line, Ms. Griep draws the reader into her atmospheric story. Her writing style and the storyline reminds me of a combinat
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Joleen
I wasn't sure what this book would be...Romance? Mystery? Suspense? Family issues? Escape?

Well, it was all of these things and more. I have always enjoyed Michelle Griep's books and this was very good.

Our two main characters (Maggie and Oliver) were wonderful, as was her butler and maid. Also great characters that added light to any scene they were in were Filcher and Badger and much later Oliver's father. The reader will detest Windell Groat, Sebastian Barrow and Mr. Corbin who were either evi
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Christine Indorf
I've finish it and it was wonderful. The Story of Maggie and Oliver and their adventure of a stolen necklace. The necklace kept Oliver in prison, and kept Maggie in her own prison. When both understood who was behind their prisons they team together to clear Oliver name and give Maggie once again freedom. The story was so well written and the characters also. Right away you get drawn into them and care what will happen to them. I am so glad I had a chance to review the novel and look forward to ...more
Paula Shreckhise
If I could give this book more stars, I would!
A thoroughly delicious Gothic, Victorian tale that evokes the atmosphere of some of my favorite classics. It is written in the style of great books such as The Count of Monte Cristo, A Tale of Two Cities and The Scarlett Pimpernel.
Ms Griep used an unusual occupation for her main female character. Maggie Lee is an opera singer but with a crystal reputation. The hero, Oliver Ward, is an honorable, prominent man in the House of Commons. He ends up in
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Julie Carpenter
The imagery of this book was incredible. Another book from this author that I couldn't put down. From the opening scenes to the end of the book, I felt as if I was there with these characters experiencing their fear and sorrow and heartaches and hope. I felt as I was racing across the moors with Oliver, or enjoying a leisurely stroll along them with Maggie.

There were several moments in this book that I felt the intensity pulsing with my heartbeat and I was almost holding my breath in anticipati
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Trisha
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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What an exciting page-turning adventure I experienced through the pages of this captivating story from Michelle Griep. Right from the very beginning, I found myself invested in the lives of the characters and eagerly turning pages to find out what happens next. The story kept the same level of gripping drama begging to the end.

Resplendent with mystery, danger, and dynamic expertly crafted characters, I found myself blissfully along for
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Andrea Cox
FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. These are my honest thoughts.

The romance and mystery in this story were what really made it sing. Opera stars are not often featured in Christian fiction, which is a shame, as opera is a fascinating style of voice work. Mrs. Griep’s book perfectly displayed a distraught opera singer in hiding, and I especially enjoyed the moments when Margaret’s voice was put to great use within the story’s plot. Those beautiful moments
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Brenda
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This book started out great and ended great with a lot of greatness throughout the story. I enjoyed Oliver and Maggie’s adventure and their joint effort of setting things right when they realized Maggie had the necklace. This book really does have adventures to galore and had me flipping the pages pretty quick.The spiritual thread running through out the book shows forgiveness and how to treat your fellow man. I loved that Oliver was kind to a little boy and Maggie wanted Oliver to forgive his D
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Rebecca
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

"Isolation. Anonymity. A life no man can alter. That is all I seek."

The house at the end of the moor is the perfect place for Maggie Lee to live out her life in isolation, posing as a reclusive widow, and seeking no attention from the any of the local townspeople. It's just too dangerous to exist any other way. Her world shifts when a nearly dead man is discovered on the edge of the river; badly injured, and barely breathing. Seeking courage that she did not realize she still possessed,
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Jennifer
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sorry.....I came late to the party and I do apologize. I’ve read so many great books over the last 5 weeks and I keep getting more and more! This is like my 5th book, maybe 4th? By Michelle Griep.
The story was fluid, real and richly detailed. I thought the main characters were very likable and the both had a strong faith in God. There was adventure, romance and a HEA that always makes me happy.
Some parts dragged for me but overall I thought it good for “Christian fiction” and would
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Dana Michael
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
The House at the End of the Moore is another enjoyable read by Griep. She is a talented author who masters the era with historic detail. The story had action, mystery and romance with characters you love. And some not as much. I enjoyed the story and as always will be looking forward to the author's next novel. ...more
Kristina
The House at the End of the Moor by Michelle Griep has Mrs. Margaret Dosett (aka Maggie Lee) finding escaped convict, Oliver Ward out on the moors near Morden Hall in March of 1861. When Oliver is hiding from the determined Constable Barrow in a small closet, he discovers the jewels that he was convicted of stealing. The pair come up with a plan to return the ruby necklace and get justice for them both. The House at the End of the Moor is a compelling historical novel that is well-written and mo ...more
eyes.2c
A satisfying Victorian mystery with a redemptive message.

One can't help but detect the Jane Eyre melody that hums in the background of this story. Nor would I have been surprised to hear the refrains of Kate Bush singing "Wuthering Heights". At the very least the Hounds of the Baskervilles should have been howling their way across the inhospitable moors.
This gothic type story by Griep is both atmospheric and gripping, creating a wealth of intricate responses and reflections from the various char
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Sarita
A story about forgiveness, mercy and reconciliation.

This story started out slow for me. Not sure why but didn’t really felt that connected to the characters in the beginning and it just took a while to grab my attention. But then the author’s way with words and the way the story developed grabbed my attention and I found myself wishing I had more time to read.

The intrigue around the missing jewels, the constant danger that Oliver and Maggie found themselves in and then bringing in Oliver’s dad a
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MJSH
"True justice starts with repentance. How can we ask God to show justice in the world while willfully nursing our own hidden prejudices, selfishness, lusts, greed...our own broken relationships?"

Another home-run for Michelle Griep! Set in Victorian England of 1861, this story follows two unlikely pair - an opera singer hiding away and a runaway convict - in a tale of justice sought, forgiveness received, redemption embraced, and renewal begun. Wrapped in intense intrigue and mystery, the story c
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Maureen Timerman
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
I really enjoyed this read, and it kept my attention right to the end, and hoping that those we come to care about will survive.
Loved how the author answered all of my question as they appeared while reading this book, and even though I wanted to continue being in their lives, we do have an idea how all is resolved.
What injustice, and a different kind of law enforcement, here a prison guard that went on his own to find an escapee would be considered rogue, but at this period of time, I guess it
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Brittany
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This novel was full of suspenseful moments, with one main character hiding in order to stay away from notice and the other willing to risk escaping prison to clear his name. There was plenty of intrigue and danger as Oliver and Maggie made a harrowing attempt to stay one step ahead of those who were after them, while also laying a trap that would hopefully offer the freedom that both of them desired.

The villains were particularly cruel, with warped ideas of justice. The main characters were both
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Willowy Whisper
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
From sentence number one, I was pulled into the story and whisked off into a tremendous adventure! Definitely my new favorite from Michelle Griep! 📚
Susan
Michelle Griep continues to raise the bar of excellence with The House at the End of the Moor. This might be my favorite of Ms. Griep's books....and that is saying a lot, because they all have a spot of my keeper shelf.

Griep's eloquent writing reflects the historical setting of 1860's England. Her vivid descriptions of Bath society and the wild, remote beauty of the moors captivated me. Her writing is reminiscent of Dickens, addressing the social injustice between the wealthy and the poor of Vic
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