Monday, February 9, 2015

Review of Brentwood's Ward

Cover of Brentwood's WardTitle: Brentwood’s Ward

Author: Michelle Griep

Series: Bow Street Runners
Chapters: 34

Pages: 314

Genre: Christian Historical fiction Christian Historical Romance

Rating: 5 stars

Brentwood’s Ward is basically Jane Austen meets  Sherlock meets Copper.  I am always iffy on Regency books. So far the only ones I had liked had been Jane Austen’s.   But with Brentwood’s Ward I was happily surprised with this one.   Nicholas Brentwood  is a Bow Street Runner basically an earlier London cop.  He is hired to protect  Miss Emily Payne.  However Emily thinks that her guardian is going to prevent her from finding a husband this season.  Nicholas realizes that Emily and her pug Alfie is going to give him trouble. This may be his toughest case to date.  What starts as protection detail soon turns to  a murder mystery.
I really did enjoy Brentward’s Ward to the point of I cannot wait for the next book in the series.  I’ve always been a history lover  and a criminal justice major so I loved that this was based on the forerunner of the London police department.  And in reality the forerunner to most modern police agencies.

I received a e-copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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