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BRENTWOOD'S WARD by Michelle Griep
Welcome, Michelle. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be?
Barabbas. No, that’s not a typo. I know he was a villain, hence his stint on death row in a Roman prison, but what was he like after he was released? It had to be a life-changing event to gain pardon for the sake of an innocent man. What were his thoughts and feelings about the crucifixion? Did he hang around and watch it or run away? There are so many unanswered questions that I’d love to ask him.
Please tell us a little about your novel, Brentwood's Ward.
Think Sherlock Holmes meets Dickens and you’ll have a feel for the
style. I got the idea from an old newspaper advertisement put out by Henry Fielding, the founder of the Bow Street Runners. It encouraged the public to send a note to Bow Street as soon as any serious crime occurred so that “a set of brave fellows could immediately be dispatched in pursuit of the villains.” I wondered about those “brave fellows” and what kind of villains they might come up against, and thus was born Nicholas Brentwood . . .
There’s none better than NICHOLAS BRENTWOOD at catching the felons who ravage London’s streets, and there’s nothing he loves more than seeing justice carried out—but this time he’s met his match. Beautiful and beguiling EMILY PAYNE is more treacherous than a city full of miscreants and thugs, for she’s a thief of the highest order . . . she’s stolen his heart.
What takeaway value do you want your readers to have?That no matter what life throws at you, God is—and always has been—in charge.
Where can readers find you online?
Writer Off the Leash
Pinterest And all the other usual haunts: Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn
Where can readers purchase Brentwood's Ward?
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christian Book Distributors, and other e-retailers.
Any parting comment?
Go for the dark chocolate. It’s healthier.
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of The Father's Gift by Carol Erhardt is Melanie B. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.