A Tale of Two Hearts

A Tale of Two Hearts

London, 1853: Innkeeper?s daughter Mina Scott will do anything to escape the drudgery of her life, for there?s nothing more mundane than serving customers day after day. Every minute she can, she reads and dreams of someday becoming a real lady?and catch the eye of William Barlow, a frequent guest at the inn. William is a gentleman?s son, a charming but penniless rogue. How London, 1853: Innkeeper?s daughter Mina Scott will do anything to escape the drudgery of her life, for ther...

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Title:A Tale of Two Hearts
Author:Michelle Griep
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Genres:Holiday
ISBN:1683222598
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:192 pages pages

A Tale of Two Hearts Reviews

  • Nora St Laurent
    Sep 22, 2018
    This a fun and intriguing read. Readers first meet Mina Scott at the Golden Egg Inn, Mina Scott (the innkeeper?s daughter) is taking a break to read David Copperfield. She loved reading. She could go on so many adventures and take her mind off of work and her father. He didn?t enjo...
  • Loraine
    Sep 09, 2018
    This is book 2 in the Once Upon a Dickens' Christmas series, but it reads well as a standalone. This book is delightfully enchanting as you stroll through Dickens' era with Mina Scott and William Barlow. A topsy turvy tale as William embroils Mina in his attempt to appear married for h...
  • Carole Jarvis
    Oct 13, 2018
    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2NCjmbm A Tale of Two Hearts by Michelle Griep is enjoyable, intriguing, and very clever. Being transported to the 1853 Victorian world of Dickens is pure pleasure at any time, but there?s just something special about the Christmas se...
  • Rachel McMillan
    Jun 26, 2018
    The magic of Michelle Griep is that you know she is enjoying what she is writing. That knowing wink to the reader is more alive than the paper and ink of a manuscript ( or at least the type and screen of an e-device). Here, she takes those who spend too much time in the pages of Dicken...
  • Bree
    Oct 13, 2018
    This book was more than a romance it was a reminder we get second chances in God and with people. Mina wants nothing more than to be with Will in more than a fake marriage. Though she is happy to pretend for his Uncle?s sake, and Will?s. She is a sweet girl with a heart of gold, on...
  • Jaime Jo Wright
    Oct 28, 2018
    Michelle Griep has fast become one of my favorite, new-to-me authors. In her latest addition to her Dickens Christmas series, she weaves a warm-hearted Dickens-ish story that left me smelling Christmas spices, sensing holiday warmth, and seriously wanting to decorate my house for Chris...
  • Jodie Wolfe
    Aug 08, 2018
    This was my first introduction to Michelle Griep's Dickens Christmas Series. I found it to be delightful as she cited quotations from Dickens at the beginning of each chapter and then mined the premise throughout. Michelle has a gift of weaving a tale to produce a fun story that the...
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    Oct 06, 2018
    4.5 stars ?? think of eternity, then live backward from that.? Y?all! I loved this story so much! And for a shorter page count, it?s full of delicious gems ? multiple sentences that I?ve highlighted in my Kindle copy to remember later. Mina is an absolutely delig...
  • Jocelyn Green
    Oct 27, 2018
    A Dickensian delight! Victorian London and the characters within come alive within these pages. I thoroughly enjoyed riding the characters coattails through bustling streets between the Golden Egg Inn, the Palace Tea Room, and more as they wove a tangled web of their own design?and t...
  • Lisa Johnson
    Sep 13, 2018
    Title: A Tale of Two Hearts (Once Upon a Dickens Christmas #2) Author: Michelle Griep Pages: 192 Year: 2018 Publisher: Shiloh Press My rating: 5 out of 5 stars. The first book in the series is titled, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor and coming in the Fall of 2019 is book #3 titled, The ...
  • Susan Snodgrass
    Aug 06, 2018
    'Either he believed all he'd heard and read of God, or he didn't.' I enjoyed every moment of this book. Michelle Griep continues her 'Once Upon a Dickens Christmas' series with this second book. A second chance coin features in each novel and it was used so sweetly in this one. W...
  • English
    Oct 03, 2018
    Its October, but I've just finished this delightful Christmas story. Actually, it could be read any time of the year, and the theme is no obstacle. There's romance, with a pretended marriage and intrigue, with a nefarious plot hatched by the leading man's relatives. The characters ar...
  • Rachel
    Aug 19, 2018
    I love Michelle Griep's writing! Her Dickens Christmas series is neat in that although the books are sequential, their ties to each other are not such that they have to be read in order (that I can tell...) Book one ties to book two with a side character. She works making hatboxes in t...
  • Pam
    Jul 23, 2018
    In this second book in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas series we meet Will and Mina along with a cast of secondary characters you love and hate. Will and Mina learn that deception is never the answer to problems, as well as how beautiful grace and second chances can be. Loved the lit...
  • Rebecca
    Aug 29, 2018
    4.5 stars "There is no playing fast and loose with the truth, in any game, without growing the worse for it." - Charles Dickens, "Little Dorrit" And yet . . . . . the truth of the matter was, William Barlow was in a bit of a pickle and the lovely innkeeper's daughter seemed just ...
  • Ann
    Aug 30, 2018
    This is a wonderful Christmas story about second chances and redemption. It is such a sweet love story and it holds your attention. This book was a joy to read. Thank you Barbour Publishing via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. This is my honest opinion of this book. ...
  • Lucinda
    Aug 31, 2018
    What a charming story! I loved all the reference Dickensian references. William and Mina didn't appear to me right for each other at the beginning. She has a crush on him, but he comes across as not paying attention to her as much as she does to him. When William realizes that ...
  • Janice Sisemore
    Oct 07, 2018
    A wonderful Christmas story. Mina and William pretend to be married to his uncle. William wants his uncle to pick him for his inheritance and not his cousin. His cousin just wants to take advantage. Loved Mina friend Miss Whymsy, she was a really enjoyable character. Mina loved books...
  • Brittany
    Oct 06, 2018
    A Tale of Two Hearts was a delightful story. I felt thoroughly immersed in the time period. Mina and William were characters that I couldn?t help but like, as they matched wits against some truly deplorable relations of William?s. The story had a gentle flow to it, as did the ro...
  • Lucy
    Oct 02, 2018
    What a delightful Christmas read to get you in the spirit. This is book two in the Once Upon A Dickens Christmas series, but worked fine as a stand-alone. I loved the Dickens quotes at the beginning of each chapter. Mina is an identifiable character that you will love and root for in t...
  • Karen R
    Jun 17, 2018
    Another delightful Victorian era story by one of my favorite authors! A faster paced read with a lot of depth. Set in 1853 London around the Christmas season, this shorter novel is full of wonderful characters, Dickens quotes, and plenty of dilemmas to bring the tension level up. ...
  • Just Commonly
    Oct 03, 2018
    "A farthing for your thoughts?" What a delightful short read Michelle Griep's A Tale of Two Hearts is! This is the second book in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas story, but can easily be read as a standalone. I've enjoyed it from start to finish, with the desire to get to the thir...
  • BlueJeansAndTeacups
    Jul 23, 2018
    ?o?:*:?. Book Lover?s Dream .?:*:? o? London, 1853 Miss Wilhelmina Scott, aka Mina, serves in her father?s inn, The Golden Egg. But, she much prefers to have her nose in a good book such as ?David Copperfield? or daydream of her ?brown-haired hero?, Willi...
  • Kristina
    Sep 24, 2018
    A Tale of Two Hearts by Michelle Griep is the second installment in Once Upon a Dickens Christmas. Mina Scott works at The Golden Egg Inn owned by her father, Jasper Scott in 1853 London. Mina is engrossed in David Copperfield when her father finds her and sends her back to work. He fa...
  • Marlene
    Jun 19, 2018
    update 12/3/18: updated my rating "And in the meantime, when ere your fingers rub against the metal, think on more than just the second chance I gave you. Think on the second chance God gives us all, eh love?" A Tale of Two Hearts (2018, Barbour), second in the Once Upon A Dick...
  • Liz
    Sep 02, 2018
    I enjoyed this second book in Griep's "Once Upon a Dickens Christmas" series even more than the first. Her characters and their struggles with conscience and circumstances beyond their control rang true, even though they come from a very different time and place. In fact, I shared a qu...
  • Miranda Atchley
    Jun 21, 2018
    What a delightful book! I thoroughly enjoyed A Tale of Two Hearts. It boasts a charming setting, endearing characters, and a lovely message of grace and mercy. I loved heroine Mina. She was the definition of a sweetheart and her love of literature made me want to befriend her. At times...
  • Julie Carpenter
    Aug 29, 2018
    Isn't it just a wonderful feeling when you read a book and while reading it you feel so happy and content? Then to finish it and you're still contemplating the story and characters that have left you changed and wanting to do better/be better? I sure love that feeling and that is defin...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    Sep 05, 2018
    Christmas. London. Victorian era. What could be the better makings for a novel? Maybe some suspense. But Michelle Griep creates a wonderful short story that fits in with the makings of a true Dicken's novel. I enjoyed the first book in the series entitled 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, and...
  • Marguerite Gray
    Nov 10, 2018
    Now I'm in the Christmas spirit. I wish #3 was out, and I'd go on a Dickens Christmas binge. What a delightful series.... ...