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

  • Loraine
    Sep 09, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

  • Rachel McMillan
    Jun 26, 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...

    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...

  • Chautona Havig
    Oct 02, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    The second book in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas, A Tale of Two Hearts will put you in a complete Christmas spirit. This story has so many twists and turns. Characters you will love and some you will hate. A beautiful story of second chances and a forgiving heart. Mina Scott won...

    `Michele Griep's A Tale of Two Hearts is every bit as delightful as her first Christmas story Twelve Days at Bleakley Manor. She fills her stories with charming characters in interesting settings. Ms. Griep's books always teach a lesson but in a way that entertains. I loved the charact...

    Once I picked this one up, I read to the end and it kept me entertained all the way. We are in Dicken?s time in England, and we begin the story in a tavern, with a young girl who is impressed with a man that doesn?t seem to notice her until? Will a man who has become a Christian ...

    I loved this book! The setting in which the book took place is very magical. I enjoyed the characters, I really enjoyed the relationship between Mina and Uncle Barlow. Mira?s love for books and how she drew close to Uncle Barlow because of it. Made me smile. This book drew me in from...

    A Tale of Two Hearts is an engaging, sweet, and inspirational story that grips you from page one. I loved the first book in the series, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, and I was expecting the same suspenseful style of novel. However, while this is not a mystery, the characters and the story ...

    Is there anything more discouraging than unrequited love? Mina Scott discovers that, yes, there is as she agrees to play the part of William Barlow?s wife. And that?s not all Mina has to deal with. There are plenty of secrets and questions about William?s family?and his past...

    What a super book taking place it Dickens time period. Well written and uplifting. Flows very well. The tension in the book is quite good. Highly recommend. I received a copy from the publisher through net galley. Opinions are my own. ...

    1. How did you feel about the setting? London, 1853, at the time when Charles Dickens was writing. It was obviously well-researched. I even learned what a reticule was by the author's description. 2. What do potential readers need to know most about the main character? Mina ...

    Mina Scott is the daughter of the Innkeeper at the Golden Egg in 1853 London where patron William Barlow is a frequent visitor. Charming William is trying to overcome his wild and gambling ways after parting ways with his former fiance. Mina would like a relationship with William, bu...

    Michelle Griep has done it again! Last year?s 12 Days at Bleakly Manor (link goes to my review) was a beautiful story full of rich Dickensian characters, and I did fear that this one wouldn?t rise up to the bar she?d set. I shouldn?t have worried. With characters who feel ...

  • Maureen Timerman
    Aug 11, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    The second book in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas, A Tale of Two Hearts will put you in a complete Christmas spirit. This story has so many twists and turns. Characters you will love and some you will hate. A beautiful story of second chances and a forgiving heart. Mina Scott won...

    `Michele Griep's A Tale of Two Hearts is every bit as delightful as her first Christmas story Twelve Days at Bleakley Manor. She fills her stories with charming characters in interesting settings. Ms. Griep's books always teach a lesson but in a way that entertains. I loved the charact...

    Once I picked this one up, I read to the end and it kept me entertained all the way. We are in Dicken?s time in England, and we begin the story in a tavern, with a young girl who is impressed with a man that doesn?t seem to notice her until? Will a man who has become a Christian ...

  • Jodie Wolfe
    Aug 08, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Michelle
    Sep 05, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    The second book in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas, A Tale of Two Hearts will put you in a complete Christmas spirit. This story has so many twists and turns. Characters you will love and some you will hate. A beautiful story of second chances and a forgiving heart. Mina Scott won...

    `Michele Griep's A Tale of Two Hearts is every bit as delightful as her first Christmas story Twelve Days at Bleakley Manor. She fills her stories with charming characters in interesting settings. Ms. Griep's books always teach a lesson but in a way that entertains. I loved the charact...

    Once I picked this one up, I read to the end and it kept me entertained all the way. We are in Dicken?s time in England, and we begin the story in a tavern, with a young girl who is impressed with a man that doesn?t seem to notice her until? Will a man who has become a Christian ...

    I loved this book! The setting in which the book took place is very magical. I enjoyed the characters, I really enjoyed the relationship between Mina and Uncle Barlow. Mira?s love for books and how she drew close to Uncle Barlow because of it. Made me smile. This book drew me in from...

    A Tale of Two Hearts is an engaging, sweet, and inspirational story that grips you from page one. I loved the first book in the series, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, and I was expecting the same suspenseful style of novel. However, while this is not a mystery, the characters and the story ...

  • Lisa Johnson
    Sep 13, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

  • Kristine Morgan
    Sep 03, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    The second book in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas, A Tale of Two Hearts will put you in a complete Christmas spirit. This story has so many twists and turns. Characters you will love and some you will hate. A beautiful story of second chances and a forgiving heart. Mina Scott won...

    `Michele Griep's A Tale of Two Hearts is every bit as delightful as her first Christmas story Twelve Days at Bleakley Manor. She fills her stories with charming characters in interesting settings. Ms. Griep's books always teach a lesson but in a way that entertains. I loved the charact...

  • Suzie
    Sep 27, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    The second book in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas, A Tale of Two Hearts will put you in a complete Christmas spirit. This story has so many twists and turns. Characters you will love and some you will hate. A beautiful story of second chances and a forgiving heart. Mina Scott won...

    `Michele Griep's A Tale of Two Hearts is every bit as delightful as her first Christmas story Twelve Days at Bleakley Manor. She fills her stories with charming characters in interesting settings. Ms. Griep's books always teach a lesson but in a way that entertains. I loved the charact...

    Once I picked this one up, I read to the end and it kept me entertained all the way. We are in Dicken?s time in England, and we begin the story in a tavern, with a young girl who is impressed with a man that doesn?t seem to notice her until? Will a man who has become a Christian ...

    I loved this book! The setting in which the book took place is very magical. I enjoyed the characters, I really enjoyed the relationship between Mina and Uncle Barlow. Mira?s love for books and how she drew close to Uncle Barlow because of it. Made me smile. This book drew me in from...

    A Tale of Two Hearts is an engaging, sweet, and inspirational story that grips you from page one. I loved the first book in the series, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, and I was expecting the same suspenseful style of novel. However, while this is not a mystery, the characters and the story ...

    Is there anything more discouraging than unrequited love? Mina Scott discovers that, yes, there is as she agrees to play the part of William Barlow?s wife. And that?s not all Mina has to deal with. There are plenty of secrets and questions about William?s family?and his past...

  • English
    Oct 03, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    ?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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Amy Koster
    Sep 17, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    The second book in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas, A Tale of Two Hearts will put you in a complete Christmas spirit. This story has so many twists and turns. Characters you will love and some you will hate. A beautiful story of second chances and a forgiving heart. Mina Scott won...

  • Rebecca
    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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Lynda Edwards
    Oct 03, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    The second book in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas, A Tale of Two Hearts will put you in a complete Christmas spirit. This story has so many twists and turns. Characters you will love and some you will hate. A beautiful story of second chances and a forgiving heart. Mina Scott won...

    `Michele Griep's A Tale of Two Hearts is every bit as delightful as her first Christmas story Twelve Days at Bleakley Manor. She fills her stories with charming characters in interesting settings. Ms. Griep's books always teach a lesson but in a way that entertains. I loved the charact...

    Once I picked this one up, I read to the end and it kept me entertained all the way. We are in Dicken?s time in England, and we begin the story in a tavern, with a young girl who is impressed with a man that doesn?t seem to notice her until? Will a man who has become a Christian ...

    I loved this book! The setting in which the book took place is very magical. I enjoyed the characters, I really enjoyed the relationship between Mina and Uncle Barlow. Mira?s love for books and how she drew close to Uncle Barlow because of it. Made me smile. This book drew me in from...

    A Tale of Two Hearts is an engaging, sweet, and inspirational story that grips you from page one. I loved the first book in the series, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, and I was expecting the same suspenseful style of novel. However, while this is not a mystery, the characters and the story ...

    Is there anything more discouraging than unrequited love? Mina Scott discovers that, yes, there is as she agrees to play the part of William Barlow?s wife. And that?s not all Mina has to deal with. There are plenty of secrets and questions about William?s family?and his past...

    What a super book taking place it Dickens time period. Well written and uplifting. Flows very well. The tension in the book is quite good. Highly recommend. I received a copy from the publisher through net galley. Opinions are my own. ...

    1. How did you feel about the setting? London, 1853, at the time when Charles Dickens was writing. It was obviously well-researched. I even learned what a reticule was by the author's description. 2. What do potential readers need to know most about the main character? Mina ...

    Mina Scott is the daughter of the Innkeeper at the Golden Egg in 1853 London where patron William Barlow is a frequent visitor. Charming William is trying to overcome his wild and gambling ways after parting ways with his former fiance. Mina would like a relationship with William, bu...

    Michelle Griep has done it again! Last year?s 12 Days at Bleakly Manor (link goes to my review) was a beautiful story full of rich Dickensian characters, and I did fear that this one wouldn?t rise up to the bar she?d set. I shouldn?t have worried. With characters who feel ...

    Mina, who works in her father's inn, has been attracted to William, one of the inn's patron's, for months now, but he has never shown any interest in her. Then one day he finds himself in need of a fake bride, just for a night, and asks her to pretend. When she agrees, the two graduall...

    Christmas reading is one of my favorite things, even in October! I enjoy extending the season and getting in a celebratory mood long before the calendar turns to December. Having read and enjoyed Griep?s first book in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas, I eagerly anticipated reading t...

  • Karen
    Jun 17, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

  • BlueJeansAndTeacups
    Jul 23, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    ?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

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Robin
    Sep 05, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    The second book in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas, A Tale of Two Hearts will put you in a complete Christmas spirit. This story has so many twists and turns. Characters you will love and some you will hate. A beautiful story of second chances and a forgiving heart. Mina Scott won...

    `Michele Griep's A Tale of Two Hearts is every bit as delightful as her first Christmas story Twelve Days at Bleakley Manor. She fills her stories with charming characters in interesting settings. Ms. Griep's books always teach a lesson but in a way that entertains. I loved the charact...

    Once I picked this one up, I read to the end and it kept me entertained all the way. We are in Dicken?s time in England, and we begin the story in a tavern, with a young girl who is impressed with a man that doesn?t seem to notice her until? Will a man who has become a Christian ...

    I loved this book! The setting in which the book took place is very magical. I enjoyed the characters, I really enjoyed the relationship between Mina and Uncle Barlow. Mira?s love for books and how she drew close to Uncle Barlow because of it. Made me smile. This book drew me in from...

    A Tale of Two Hearts is an engaging, sweet, and inspirational story that grips you from page one. I loved the first book in the series, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, and I was expecting the same suspenseful style of novel. However, while this is not a mystery, the characters and the story ...

    Is there anything more discouraging than unrequited love? Mina Scott discovers that, yes, there is as she agrees to play the part of William Barlow?s wife. And that?s not all Mina has to deal with. There are plenty of secrets and questions about William?s family?and his past...

    What a super book taking place it Dickens time period. Well written and uplifting. Flows very well. The tension in the book is quite good. Highly recommend. I received a copy from the publisher through net galley. Opinions are my own. ...

  • Liz
    Sep 02, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

  • Perrianne
    Sep 01, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    The second book in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas, A Tale of Two Hearts will put you in a complete Christmas spirit. This story has so many twists and turns. Characters you will love and some you will hate. A beautiful story of second chances and a forgiving heart. Mina Scott won...

    `Michele Griep's A Tale of Two Hearts is every bit as delightful as her first Christmas story Twelve Days at Bleakley Manor. She fills her stories with charming characters in interesting settings. Ms. Griep's books always teach a lesson but in a way that entertains. I loved the charact...

    Once I picked this one up, I read to the end and it kept me entertained all the way. We are in Dicken?s time in England, and we begin the story in a tavern, with a young girl who is impressed with a man that doesn?t seem to notice her until? Will a man who has become a Christian ...

    I loved this book! The setting in which the book took place is very magical. I enjoyed the characters, I really enjoyed the relationship between Mina and Uncle Barlow. Mira?s love for books and how she drew close to Uncle Barlow because of it. Made me smile. This book drew me in from...

    A Tale of Two Hearts is an engaging, sweet, and inspirational story that grips you from page one. I loved the first book in the series, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, and I was expecting the same suspenseful style of novel. However, while this is not a mystery, the characters and the story ...

    Is there anything more discouraging than unrequited love? Mina Scott discovers that, yes, there is as she agrees to play the part of William Barlow?s wife. And that?s not all Mina has to deal with. There are plenty of secrets and questions about William?s family?and his past...

    What a super book taking place it Dickens time period. Well written and uplifting. Flows very well. The tension in the book is quite good. Highly recommend. I received a copy from the publisher through net galley. Opinions are my own. ...

    1. How did you feel about the setting? London, 1853, at the time when Charles Dickens was writing. It was obviously well-researched. I even learned what a reticule was by the author's description. 2. What do potential readers need to know most about the main character? Mina ...

    Mina Scott is the daughter of the Innkeeper at the Golden Egg in 1853 London where patron William Barlow is a frequent visitor. Charming William is trying to overcome his wild and gambling ways after parting ways with his former fiance. Mina would like a relationship with William, bu...

  • Miranda Atchley
    Jun 21, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Shonda
    Sep 15, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    The second book in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas, A Tale of Two Hearts will put you in a complete Christmas spirit. This story has so many twists and turns. Characters you will love and some you will hate. A beautiful story of second chances and a forgiving heart. Mina Scott won...

    `Michele Griep's A Tale of Two Hearts is every bit as delightful as her first Christmas story Twelve Days at Bleakley Manor. She fills her stories with charming characters in interesting settings. Ms. Griep's books always teach a lesson but in a way that entertains. I loved the charact...

    Once I picked this one up, I read to the end and it kept me entertained all the way. We are in Dicken?s time in England, and we begin the story in a tavern, with a young girl who is impressed with a man that doesn?t seem to notice her until? Will a man who has become a Christian ...

    I loved this book! The setting in which the book took place is very magical. I enjoyed the characters, I really enjoyed the relationship between Mina and Uncle Barlow. Mira?s love for books and how she drew close to Uncle Barlow because of it. Made me smile. This book drew me in from...

  • Lila Diller
    Sep 18, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    The second book in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas, A Tale of Two Hearts will put you in a complete Christmas spirit. This story has so many twists and turns. Characters you will love and some you will hate. A beautiful story of second chances and a forgiving heart. Mina Scott won...

    `Michele Griep's A Tale of Two Hearts is every bit as delightful as her first Christmas story Twelve Days at Bleakley Manor. She fills her stories with charming characters in interesting settings. Ms. Griep's books always teach a lesson but in a way that entertains. I loved the charact...

    Once I picked this one up, I read to the end and it kept me entertained all the way. We are in Dicken?s time in England, and we begin the story in a tavern, with a young girl who is impressed with a man that doesn?t seem to notice her until? Will a man who has become a Christian ...

    I loved this book! The setting in which the book took place is very magical. I enjoyed the characters, I really enjoyed the relationship between Mina and Uncle Barlow. Mira?s love for books and how she drew close to Uncle Barlow because of it. Made me smile. This book drew me in from...

    A Tale of Two Hearts is an engaging, sweet, and inspirational story that grips you from page one. I loved the first book in the series, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, and I was expecting the same suspenseful style of novel. However, while this is not a mystery, the characters and the story ...

    Is there anything more discouraging than unrequited love? Mina Scott discovers that, yes, there is as she agrees to play the part of William Barlow?s wife. And that?s not all Mina has to deal with. There are plenty of secrets and questions about William?s family?and his past...

    What a super book taking place it Dickens time period. Well written and uplifting. Flows very well. The tension in the book is quite good. Highly recommend. I received a copy from the publisher through net galley. Opinions are my own. ...

    1. How did you feel about the setting? London, 1853, at the time when Charles Dickens was writing. It was obviously well-researched. I even learned what a reticule was by the author's description. 2. What do potential readers need to know most about the main character? Mina ...

  • Cathy Morgan
    Aug 30, 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...

    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...

    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...

    '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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    The second book in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas, A Tale of Two Hearts will put you in a complete Christmas spirit. This story has so many twists and turns. Characters you will love and some you will hate. A beautiful story of second chances and a forgiving heart. Mina Scott won...

    `Michele Griep's A Tale of Two Hearts is every bit as delightful as her first Christmas story Twelve Days at Bleakley Manor. She fills her stories with charming characters in interesting settings. Ms. Griep's books always teach a lesson but in a way that entertains. I loved the charact...

    Once I picked this one up, I read to the end and it kept me entertained all the way. We are in Dicken?s time in England, and we begin the story in a tavern, with a young girl who is impressed with a man that doesn?t seem to notice her until? Will a man who has become a Christian ...

    I loved this book! The setting in which the book took place is very magical. I enjoyed the characters, I really enjoyed the relationship between Mina and Uncle Barlow. Mira?s love for books and how she drew close to Uncle Barlow because of it. Made me smile. This book drew me in from...

    A Tale of Two Hearts is an engaging, sweet, and inspirational story that grips you from page one. I loved the first book in the series, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, and I was expecting the same suspenseful style of novel. However, while this is not a mystery, the characters and the story ...

    Is there anything more discouraging than unrequited love? Mina Scott discovers that, yes, there is as she agrees to play the part of William Barlow?s wife. And that?s not all Mina has to deal with. There are plenty of secrets and questions about William?s family?and his past...

    What a super book taking place it Dickens time period. Well written and uplifting. Flows very well. The tension in the book is quite good. Highly recommend. I received a copy from the publisher through net galley. Opinions are my own. ...

    1. How did you feel about the setting? London, 1853, at the time when Charles Dickens was writing. It was obviously well-researched. I even learned what a reticule was by the author's description. 2. What do potential readers need to know most about the main character? Mina ...

    Mina Scott is the daughter of the Innkeeper at the Golden Egg in 1853 London where patron William Barlow is a frequent visitor. Charming William is trying to overcome his wild and gambling ways after parting ways with his former fiance. Mina would like a relationship with William, bu...

    Michelle Griep has done it again! Last year?s 12 Days at Bleakly Manor (link goes to my review) was a beautiful story full of rich Dickensian characters, and I did fear that this one wouldn?t rise up to the bar she?d set. I shouldn?t have worried. With characters who feel ...

    Mina, who works in her father's inn, has been attracted to William, one of the inn's patron's, for months now, but he has never shown any interest in her. Then one day he finds himself in need of a fake bride, just for a night, and asks her to pretend. When she agrees, the two graduall...