Wednesday, July 26, 2017

12 Days at Bleakly Manor 5 Star Book Review

•°o•:*:•. Wow! Game of ‘Clue’ set in 1850 London .•:*:• o°•
This story had so many twists and turns and really kept me guessing.  It very much reminded me of the game of Clue with its quirky characters and mysterious manor. It kept me guessing all the way through. Each person had received an invitation to celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas (Dec 25 to Jan 5). Each guest received a cryptic invitation and would win a gift important only to them IF they could last the entire time.  Kindhearted Clara and honorable Benjamin each received invitations, not knowing the other had as well.  Each had suffered much, and finding their way back to each other was unexpected for both, but because of their faith and buried love for one another, it was not as difficult as they would have imagined.  The big reason for the mystery was not one I would have guessed AT ALL!  What a fun and unique surprise. A favorite supporting character was Miss Scurry and her box of “friends”.  She was a kind hearted elderly lady who just wanted companionship. There are plenty of tea drinking moments as well.
I enjoyed this story very much, and the cover is gorgeous!

© To be released September 2017, Shiloh Run Press, 182 pages – 31 chapters

I received an advance eCopy from NetGalley., in exchange for my honest opinion which I am privileged to provide, with no further compensation.

SERIES: Once Upon A Dickens Christmas

Book #2 A Tale of Two Hearts is expected in Fall 2018

About the Author: Michelle Griep has been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She seeks to glorify God in all that she writes—except for that graffiti phase she went through as a teenager. She resides in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where she teaches history and writing classes for a local high school co-op. An Anglophile at heart, she runs away to England every chance she gets, under the guise of research. Really, though, she’s eating excessive amounts of scones while rambling around a castle. Michelle is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and MCWG (Minnesota Christian Writers Guild). Keep up with her adventures at her blog "Writer off the Leash" or visit

Hugs and a Christmas (in July) Cup of Tea,


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Elizabeth. Thanks for dropping by. Hope you get a chance to read this if you like mysteries. Take care, Heather

  2. I'm heading over to amazon to see if I can find it, sound really good.

    1. That's great Tania. You may have to put it on your wish list or pre-order. I believe it comes out in September. :)

    2. Update - Hi Tania. This book is out now :) fyi :)

  3. Hi,

    I will be reviewing this ebook soon.
    Sounds like a great read!