Book Review | Lost in Darkness

Jun 9, 2022 | Barbour, Books Review, Historical Romance, Regency, Writing Spot

Today’s book review features

Lost in Darkness by Michelle Griep.

Book Blurb

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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Author Information

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Danielle’s Review

Lost in Darkness by Michelle Griep is Regency Romance inspired by Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

This was a deep, intriguing, and dark book. Fittingly so. It’s one I definitely recommend, but it is also difficult to find the words to explain why. It’s not a lighthearted read, so you must be in the mood for it. Darkness, death, and overcoming the past are big themes. That said, what I loved was how the thread of hope and light filtered through the story. This is the type of book that will pull you in so that you experience the heart-wrenching struggles right along with the characters, leaving a lasting impression.

I love that Mary Shelly receives a cameo appearance since her story was the inspiration. If you like Frankenstein, then try Lost in Darkness. Though there is a romance, that is not at the heart of the tale. It’s a thought-provoking story with a … heart-breaking, yet satisfying ending.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

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