The Noble Guardian

The Noble Guardian

A Cross-Country Trip through Regency England Brings Intrigue, Rogues, and High AdventureThe must-read conclusion to Michelle Griep’s Bow Street Runners Trilogy: Life couldn’t be better for Abigail Gilbert—but it’s been a long time coming. Having lived with a family who hated her, love is finally within reach. Abby sets off on a journey across England to marry one of the mo...

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Title:The Noble Guardian
Author:Michelle Griep
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The Noble Guardian Reviews

  • Dana Michael

    The Noble Guardian is one of the best books I have read by this author. I have enjoyed all of her books but this one just stood out to me. I loved this romantic story. It had lots of action, and awesome characters. Especially little Emma. The hero is a bow street runner and is a brooding captain who has lived a hard life. The heroine is a lovely, naive, yet spunky young woman looking for an ever lasting love. The chemistry between them is evident from the first time they meet. I loved it!!

    *I was

    The Noble Guardian is one of the best books I have read by this author. I have enjoyed all of her books but this one just stood out to me. I loved this romantic story. It had lots of action, and awesome characters. Especially little Emma. The hero is a bow street runner and is a brooding captain who has lived a hard life. The heroine is a lovely, naive, yet spunky young woman looking for an ever lasting love. The chemistry between them is evident from the first time they meet. I loved it!!

    *I was given a copy of this book by Barbour publishing and this is my honest opinion.

  • Susan Snodgrass

    'Staring at death was nothing new. It was a way of life. A companion Samuel frequently clasped hands with.'

    At last! Michelle Griep gives us Samuel Thatcher's story in her Bow Street Runners trilogy. When I first met this man in previous books, I knew he had a story to tell and knew it would be a good one. I was wrong. It was a great one. When I saw the cover some time back, that feeling was simply reinforced.

    Abigail Gilbert has been betrothed to a baronet, but must travel a long journey to his

    'Staring at death was nothing new. It was a way of life. A companion Samuel frequently clasped hands with.'

    At last! Michelle Griep gives us Samuel Thatcher's story in her Bow Street Runners trilogy. When I first met this man in previous books, I knew he had a story to tell and knew it would be a good one. I was wrong. It was a great one. When I saw the cover some time back, that feeling was simply reinforced.

    Abigail Gilbert has been betrothed to a baronet, but must travel a long journey to his ancestral home to marry him. She is more than ready to leave a family who has no use for her. A family that can't even be bothered to give her a manservant to travel with her on a dangerous journey. And danger does indeed come, in the form of highwaymen.

    Captain Samuel Thatcher arrives just in time to save Abby from said highwaymen. He despises his job and is hoping to retire and buy land and become a farmer, far away from crime and death. Abby asks him to escort her on her journey and he agrees only when she offers him a great deal of money. He can buy his property and retire from pursuing criminals. However, one of those criminals, the most vicious sort, is after him and nothing will stop this man from seeing Thatcher die. But Samuel has promised to keep Abby safe and he intends to keep that promise. He will be tested down to his last nerve in doing so, though.

    Michelle Griep is a huge favorite of mine. Her books just get devoured here. When I open one and begin to read, I lose track of time and everything around me until I finish it. But … I want to race toward the end and I also want to slow down and savor every moment. So....I end up rereading many passages again and again, highlighting and writing in the margins. Griep manages somehow to capture each character in so much detail that they feel as if you're riding along in the coach with them in the storms, battling the highwaymen and feeling every emotion in their hearts. And her spiritual themes are what some might call simple and direct, but they are very, very profound. I loved every moment of it and now I wish I could read it all over again. Samuel Thatcher is the epitome of a noble guardian and a mighty fine hero! Highly recommended.

    My thanks to Barbour Publishing for a copy of this book via Net Galley. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. No positive review was expected and no compensation received.

  • Shonda

    The Noble Guardian is a exceptional book with wonderful characters. Captain Thatcher is your dreamy and rugged guardian, Abby is short tempered and determined to be loved. On their journey to Brakewell Hall many obstacles come into play that help each character grow. Michelle Griep does a wonderful job of drawing the reader into the story and opening our hearts to the troubles and sorrow some of the characters have to endure. There is action, romance and suspense all the makings of a story that

    The Noble Guardian is a exceptional book with wonderful characters. Captain Thatcher is your dreamy and rugged guardian, Abby is short tempered and determined to be loved. On their journey to Brakewell Hall many obstacles come into play that help each character grow. Michelle Griep does a wonderful job of drawing the reader into the story and opening our hearts to the troubles and sorrow some of the characters have to endure. There is action, romance and suspense all the makings of a story that keeps you holding your breath until the last page. Storytelling at its finest!

    Was given a complimentary copy. All. opinions are my own.

  • Julie Carpenter

    Y'all, I just have to start off this review by saying how much I loved this book! Oh. My. Heart! Absolutely loved it! If you're a fan of Michelle Griep, do yourself a favor and just pause everything you have going on and grab this book. If you haven't ever read a Michelle Griep book, seriously do yourself an even bigger favor and go get one of her books to read. I had been eyeing the first book in this series for a while but was unable to get it to read. Then a couple years later I happened upon

    Y'all, I just have to start off this review by saying how much I loved this book! Oh. My. Heart! Absolutely loved it! If you're a fan of Michelle Griep, do yourself a favor and just pause everything you have going on and grab this book. If you haven't ever read a Michelle Griep book, seriously do yourself an even bigger favor and go get one of her books to read. I had been eyeing the first book in this series for a while but was unable to get it to read. Then a couple years later I happened upon a book of hers for review on NetGalley and jumped at the chance. After that I've been an avid fan of hers!

    So, this is book three in the series, and the final book. I still haven't read the first book in the series. Ugh. I know. I seriously need to rectify that and read it. Because I've wanted to for years. But I have read the second book and this one and really enjoyed them. I think you'd probably be just fine reading this as a stand alone novel. There are a few moments that tie in the main characters from the first two books but the author does it in such a way that you could understand.

    Abigail sets out on an epic adventure when she leaves her home to head to her betrothed to be wed. Little does she know all that is about to transpire and how she will be tested. Especially to keep her wits about her so she can arrive safely where her heart desires...with her betrothed.

    Samuel is a Bow Street Runner trying to find some good and humanity in the world, trying to find hope. When his path throws him on the same path as Abigail's, he might start to see a flicker of hope.

    I loved the twists and turns throughout this book. Especially the many characters throughout. There are some hardened and dangerous characters. There are some despicable characters. There are some comic relief characters. There are some characters that offer love and hope. Yes, a great and well rounded cast of characters are within these pages. There were some that I just wanted to shake. Ugh! How could they be that way???!!!!!!!!!!! There were some characters that I just absolutely adored and wanted to snuggle (you'll understand when you read it)!

    Danger, heartache, carriage rides, horse chases, sneak attacks, sorrow, carriage chases, lies, laughs, deceit, marriage, evil villains, silly maids, death, new life, hope, fear, money, longing stares, love, truth, and much, much more!

    This book, I really didn't want it to end. I didn't want to set it down when my reading time was up. I just wanted to keep being immersed in this world, especially with Abigail and Samuel. Oh, my! ;-)

    Content: Clean. Some moments of peril and suspense. Not overly graphic. There is some death and killing. This is a Christian fiction so there is talk about God and finding Him in your lives. A couple very mild innuendos but nothing more than kissing.

    I received a copy from the publisher, Barbour Publishing, via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions in the review are my own.

    Happy Reading!!!

  • Jennifer

    4.5 ⭐ s

    This is my 5th book by this author and it was my favorite! *Sigh* I loved the main characters. And can we talk about the cover? L💕ve it!

    I was hooked right away and smiled constantly watching the interaction between these two. Lots of chemistry between them and of course the HEA that I have to have.

    A great historical romance in my opinion with some angst and lots of adventure. A beautiful story laced with Gods mercy and grace.

    This was a NETGALLEY gift and all opinions are my own.

    4.5 ⭐️ s

    This is my 5th book by this author and it was my favorite! *Sigh* I loved the main characters. And can we talk about the cover? L💕ve it!

    I was hooked right away and smiled constantly watching the interaction between these two. Lots of chemistry between them and of course the HEA that I have to have.

    A great historical romance in my opinion with some angst and lots of adventure. A beautiful story laced with Gods mercy and grace.

    This was a NETGALLEY gift and all opinions are my own.

  • Deanne Patterson

    This BOOK!

    This AUTHOR!

    Can I possibly give this book 100 stars? No, only 5? Well it deserves 100+ stars.

    The last book in the Bow Street Runners series, I am sorry to see it end.

    I have read the other books in the series but this does work well as a stand alone as some back story is shared in books 2 and 3.

    I could not turn the pages fast enough in this book, it was love at first sentence for me.

    I was thoroughly engrossed in the story!

    Southampton, England 1815 is the setting we find ourselves in at

    This BOOK!

    This AUTHOR!

    Can I possibly give this book 100 stars? No, only 5? Well it deserves 100+ stars.

    The last book in the Bow Street Runners series, I am sorry to see it end.

    I have read the other books in the series but this does work well as a stand alone as some back story is shared in books 2 and 3.

    I could not turn the pages fast enough in this book, it was love at first sentence for me.

    I was thoroughly engrossed in the story!

    Southampton, England 1815 is the setting we find ourselves in at the start of the book.

    I knew Samuel Thatcher had a story to be told when I encountered him in previous books and oh what a story it is. We meet cutthroats,scumbags,thieves,liars and the likes of those you'd never want to encounter in a dark alley if you had the misfortune to wander there.

    This is by far Michelle Greip's best book to date. She is a bold writer not afraid to show a little dirt in her books to make it realistic, very realistic. We encounter mud, blood,stinking clouts and spilled stew, can't forget that spilled stew in the coaching inn. The majority of the book takes place with "Captain" escorting Abigail Gilbert to her Sir Johnathon Aberley baronet. An arranged marriage is to take place. Oh my what a wild and at times dangerous adventure is to be had along the way.

    A baby who stole my heart figures into this book as well. Feeling he owes his friend to deliver the baby to her Aunt, this little mischief maker is quite the charmer as she babbles away and takes her first steps. The romance is there but it's subtle, we are not overwhelmed with it as the book concentrates on the adventure but you can feel the sizzle burning in the background.

    Will that be all for the handsome and courageous noble guardian when he arrives at the mansion of her intended badly wounded as he delivers her there?

    I so loved this book and didn't want it to end.

    Expected publication: June 1st 2019 by Shiloh Run Press.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book. Thank you.

    All opinions expressed are my own.

  • Brenda

    Right from the first page this novel hooked me. Abigail (Abby) came from a family that hated her and didn’t care whether she had escorts to make her journey to her groom. All kinds of mishaps and dangerous situations she needed to get out of. Samuel’s sweet and caring side of his personality finally came out. He sacrificed himself for others even though he sounded really gruff. I loved learning about them layer by layer as they reveal a little of themselves along the way. Each character seemed s

    Right from the first page this novel hooked me. Abigail (Abby) came from a family that hated her and didn’t care whether she had escorts to make her journey to her groom. All kinds of mishaps and dangerous situations she needed to get out of. Samuel’s sweet and caring side of his personality finally came out. He sacrificed himself for others even though he sounded really gruff. I loved learning about them layer by layer as they reveal a little of themselves along the way. Each character seemed so real even the villains. The villain was very sneaky and I could just picture him plotting out his next move. He tormented Samuel at every turn but I loved how Samuel stayed strong and brave. If you love Historical Fiction with a faith thread, a little romance and adventures galore this is a must read.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

  • Rachael

    “ I respect your caution in sparing my sensibilities, sir, but I believe God provides us with fellow sojourners to help lighten our heavy loads through prayer and encouragement.

    I have so enjoyed this series by Michelle Griep! Lots of action, adventure, and love written on a page and woven into intriguing tales. The Noble Guardian for me was all about the characters .

    Abigail is an endearing character full of spunk. She actually reminds me of a dear highschool friend so I really felt as if I knew

    “ I respect your caution in sparing my sensibilities, sir, but I believe God provides us with fellow sojourners to help lighten our heavy loads through prayer and encouragement.

    I have so enjoyed this series by Michelle Griep! Lots of action, adventure, and love written on a page and woven into intriguing tales. The Noble Guardian for me was all about the characters .

    Abigail is an endearing character full of spunk. She actually reminds me of a dear highschool friend so I really felt as if I knew her. She always makes the most of situations. Her character is so well done that the readers emotions are definitely highly invested in her outcome.

    Samuel can be a bit of an enigma, unless you know a man with a harsh exterior and a heart as soft as a pillow. So he’s not so different from many men. His character is well done, and he brings a lot of mood and tension to the read.

    With a brooding man who exudes a harsh exterior, a woman who needs his protection to get to her fiancé , and a little one who needs them to survive, all of this wrapped up in a story of magistrates, highway men, and a man wanting to kill for revenge...you don’t want to miss book number three of the Bow Street Runners.

    “...ye can safely leave them in God’s hands. Not that He can’t use yer gun, though, mind he. There’s no sin in wanting to protect them. The fault lies when he think ye’re their sole protector. Aye?

    “It’s more noble to love, even if it’s not returned, than to live without it.”

    I received this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

  • Mitticus

    +Digital ARC gently provided by publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review+

    3.5 stars

    To my surprise, it was better than I thought it would be. This is a christian regency romance.

    Miss Abigail Gilbert is anxious to leave a miserable home to marry a baronet who asked for her hand. Captain Samuel Thatcher is an ex-war veteran who patrolled the roads for highwaymen. Circumstances force them to face the road and dangers to take the girl to her fiancé, while the captain has his hands fu

    +Digital ARC gently provided by publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review+

    3.5 stars

    To my surprise, it was better than I thought it would be. This is a christian regency romance.

    Miss Abigail Gilbert is anxious to leave a miserable home to marry a baronet who asked for her hand. Captain Samuel Thatcher is an ex-war veteran who patrolled the roads for highwaymen. Circumstances force them to face the road and dangers to take the girl to her fiancé, while the captain has his hands full with a promise to a friend.

    Adventures and slow romance follow.

    The end was a bit dragged. The thing with the 'voices'

    I like that Abigail is not a delicate flower kind of heroine. She is able to take action despite her fears.

    And Samuel is a believable tormented hero.

    In the other hand, I am a bit cynical about historical romances believing in real love. Until very recently, and with that I mean early 20th century, people were more practical. And in that time, as we can see in the Austen romance , the heroine ended married with the house and the title, and don't forget the connections. Well, some can say decency required but it was more public image. But for this literature be a more gullible is a must , I'd think :sigh and not-gasp: ;P

    *Though is indicated as the third book of a serie, it can be read as stand-alone without problem.

  • Jocelyn Green

    Packed with heart and hope, The Noble Guardian is sure to take historical romance fans on a journey they won’t want to end. Endearing characters, a page-turning plot, vivid prose, and timeless truths make this novel a true pleasure to read.

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