Book Launch: Lost in Darkness



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Book: Lost in Darkness

Author: Michelle Griep

Genre: FICTION/ Christian/Romance

Release date: November 1, 2021

England, 1815

Amelia Balfour has one dream. . .to tour Egypt as a travel writer. But when her wish is finally within reach, her father dies, and her malformed brother Colin depends upon her to arrange for a revolutionary surgery. Amelia returns home, hoping he’ll recover before the ship sails for Cairo.
Former Navy surgeon Graham Lambert is sick—of travelling, loneliness, and especially the injustice of the world. Leaving behind the military, he partners with a renowned surgeon, the man who promises new life to Amelia’s brother.
But just as the operation begins, Graham suspects the surgeon is a fraud. After a botched procedure, Colin goes mad and escapes, terrorizing their neighbor, author Mary Godwin—planting the seed for her greatest creation, Frankenstein.
Can Amelia and Graham stop Colin before he destroys everyone in his path and find the tender soul still trapped inside…or will they be too late?

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Lost in Darkness Excerpt Six

“I should hope not. Or both our heads may yet roll.” He tugged at his collar. “Krebe made that inordinately clear. And with that cheery thought, I bid you adieu. I imagine there is a certain amount of packing you will wish to be about.” He clapped on his hat as he strode to the door. “No need to see me out, Miss Balfour. Good day.”

Of course he was entirely wrong. It wasn’t just a good day but a dazzling one. Magnificently auspicious. The sort of day she’d hoped and yearned for these past seven years. Finally—finally!—she’d been good enough for God to notice, to answer, to shed His grace and favour upon. She gazed up at the ceiling.

“Thank you,” she whispered. “Your blessing means the world to me and I—”

Another rap of the door knocker ended her prayer. What had Mr. Moritz forgotten?

“Don’t trouble yourself, miss,” Betsey called from the corridor.

Before Amelia could tuck away the tickets, the maid ushered in a wisp of a man dressed in a blue coat so somber and dark it might as well have been black. “Miss Balfour, a Mr. Walton to see you.” Introduction made, Betsey vanished out the door, apparently still on the hunt for the feather.





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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.