Lost in Darkness was such a well written, gothic tale! Amelia was a woman who was an accomplished travel writer, yet she had dark things that weighed her down. She clung to superstitions and did not truly understand putting her trust in God rather than herself. Graham was a wonderful hero who carried his own emotional wounds from events in his past. He hovered between wanting to believe in the God that his mother loved and in his own scientific understanding. He saw things that disturbed him but allowed himself to be bullied into silence for much of the story.
I really enjoyed the way the relationship developed between Amelia and Graham. It felt very realistic and added tension to the situation with Mr. Peckwood, the surgeon who was determined to operate on Amelia’s brother, Colin. I thought the author did a great job of showing who Colin was for most of the book. He was such a smart and caring individual who loved his sister and even became friends with Graham. It was hard to watch him go through Mr. Peckwood’s treatments, yet it was interesting to note that he had the strongest faith of all three of the main characters and provided some astute guidance to his sister.
Although dark, this story was ultimately wreathed in the hope of trusting in God rather than in man’s understanding. It was populated with interesting characters, some filled with hope and others filled with greed and darkness.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Even if there be monsters, there is none so fierce as that which resides in man’s own heart.
Enchanting Regency-Era Gothic Romance Intertwined with Inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Travel writer Amelia Balfour’s dream of touring Egypt is halted when she receives news of a revolutionary new surgery for her grotesquely disfigured brother. This could change everything, and it does. . .in the worst possible way.
Surgeon Graham Lambert has suspicions about the doctor he’s gone into practice with, but he can’t stop him from operating on Amelia’s brother. Will he be too late to prevent the man’s death? Or to reveal his true feelings for Amelia before she sails to Cairo?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.