02 October 2022

The Bride of Blackfriars Lane | Book Review, Guest Post + Giveaway


The Continuing Adventure of Jackson and Kit!

Detective Jackson Forge can hardly wait to marry the street-sly swindler who’s turned his life upside down. Kit Turner is equally excited to wed the handsome detective, and what better way to show her love than providing him with a gift any man of the law would love? She determines to bring to justice the men who years ago maimed his brother—despite Jackson’s warning to leave the past in the past. As she digs into the mystery of what happened, she unwittingly tumbles into her own history and endangers her future happiness with Jackson.

Publisher: Barbour Fiction
Release Date: September 1, 2022



I loved the constable-thief dynamic of The Thief of Blackfriars Laneand how they got a happy ending togetherbut The Bride of Blackfriars Lane puts all their differences to the test. 

Both Jackson Forge and Kit Turner are looking forward to their wedding daybut they seem to have different ideas of what married life will look like. The mystery this go-round brings up aspects of the past for Jackson and Kit; to uncover the truth, they must wade through secrets and danger and stubborn disagreements, and their relationship just might not survive until the end.

I enjoyed this second book with Jackson and Kit. It is always interesting to see what happens to a couple after the meet cute and first kiss and "I love you" have passedand the ups and downs of The Bride of Blackfriars Lane is exactly the sort of adventure I would expect for this pair. It makes for a fun read with humorous, uplifting, and surprising moments, and I think any reader looking for a historical mystery and romance would be pleased.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Michelle Griep’s been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She is the Christy Award-winning author of historical romances: A Tale of Two Hearts, The Captured Bride, The Innkeeper’s Daughter, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, The Captive Heart, Brentwood’s Ward, A Heart Deceived, and Gallimore, but also leaped the historical fence into the realm of contemporary with the zany romantic mystery Out of the Frying Pan. If you’d like to keep up with her escapades, find her at www.michellegriep.com or stalk her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

And guess what? She loves to hear from readers! Feel free to drop her a note at michellegriep@gmail.com.

Whenever I skip across the pond, I make it a point to stop at the Borough Market for some great meals. This area was—and is—a popular place to shop and an absolute must-see for food lovers. From grocers, fishmongers, cheese sellers, and butchers to all kinds of ethnic eats, it’s hard not to want to sample everything. My personal favorite are the buddha bowls.

Believe it or not, Borough market has been in operation for the past thousand years. Yes, you read that correctly. It actually began as a bridge, constructed in 990. But let’s fast forward to the Victorian era, shall we?

In the nineteenth century, a railway viaduct was constructed through the middle of the market, which brought in more people—but also brought in more noise, soot, disruption, and crime. In such a hotbed of activity, it’s easy to imagine cutpurses and pickpockets of all sorts.

And that’s the perfect scene for a certain con-artist turned investigator to meet with an informant. In The Bride of Blackfriars Lane, Kit Turner is up to her old shenanigans, much to Jackson’s chagrin. You can visit Borough Market along with her in this wild ride through Victorian London. It’s just one of the many stops in a city that never gets old.


To celebrate her tour, Michelle is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon e-gift card and a copy of The Bride of Blackfriars Lane!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Enter below.



  1. Thank you for sharing your review of The Bride of Blackfriars Lane, this sounds like a wonderful book and series that I am looking forward to reading

  2. Thanks for the sweet review!