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The Watchmaker's Daughter
The Watchmaker's Daughter: Book 1 of the Glass and Steele series | C.J. Archer
REVIEWS "It was wonderful! Full of mystery, intrigue, a hint of romance and of course the witty humour." ????? Google Play reviewer Cindy Jean "This is a great read with many twists and turns that are extremely interesting. The characters are excellent." ????? Google Play reviewer Cherry Malone "I absolutely loved this book! Can not wait for the next book in the series. The characters are easily lovely and the plot is one of a kind! Super excited for this new series!" ????? Google Play reviewer Lori Yedor DESCRIPTION India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fianc took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who'll accept her - an enigmatic and mysterious man from America. A man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he's ill. Matthew Glass must find a particular watchmaker, but he won't tell India why any old one won't do. Nor will he tell her what he does back home, and how he can afford to stay in a house in one of London's best streets. So when she reads about an American outlaw known as the Dark Rider arriving in England, she suspects Mr. Glass is the fugitive. When danger comes to their door, she's certain of it. But if she notifies the authorities, she'll find herself unemployed and homeless again - and she will have betrayed the man who saved her life. With a cast of quirky characters, an intriguing mystery, and a dash of romance, THE WATCHMAKER'S DAUGHTER is the start of a thrilling new historical fantasy series from the author of the bestselling Ministry of Curiosities, Freak House, and Emily Chambers Spirit Medium books. KEYWORDS: historical mystery, historical fantasy, victorian era, victorian fantasy, steampunk, historical romance, paranormal romance, romantic fantasy, paranormal fantasy, magic, fantasy mystery, wild west, oulaws, victorian romance, alternate reality, magical realism
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Momma_Jo
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So I finished the first book of the Glass and Steele series..... I thoroughly enjoyed it and cannot wait to read the second one. It definitely ended leaving me intrigued and wanting to know more about the characters. I've already checked hoopla and the second book is on there but I much prefer physical books..... We shall see if my impatience wins out over preference.

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Momma_Jo
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Got a call from the library while I was at work yesterday. Listened to the message right before bed. My interlibrary loan came through. All excited this morning that The Blood of Olympus had been found very quickly. Went to pick up said book today. Came home with this instead. I didn't even remember/realize I'd put in a loan request for this!!!! I'm pleasantly surprised / still slightly disappointed no Percy Jackson conclusion.

julesG But the Blood of Olympus is the Heroes of Olympus series, not Percy Jackson. 4w
Momma_Jo @julesG Yeah... But Percy's in it so I call it the second Percy Jackson series. It's got all my favorite characters from the original Percy Jackson series and a whole slew of new ones to root for too!!! 4w
julesG Oh, didn't know that. Thanks! 4w
Momma_Jo @julesG Welcome! It's worth the read! Well what I've read so far is worth the read. Really hoping the library can find it through interlibrary loan. 4w
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Tianarose
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Littens help me pick my next audiobook please! I‘m so indecisive these days!!

julesG I really liked The Watchmaker's Daughter series on audio, but the narrator changed after the first book. I still think the narr9of 4mo
julesG Gah! Wanted to write: the narrator of book one was very good and should have done the rest of the series. That said the second narrator did a good job too 4mo
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Rissa1
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It is a wrapping up books kind of day. The second book I have finished today One more on my finish list before a fresh start.
I really liked this book. It kept me going during my treadmill mornings, without me losing focus. I will be looking for book 2 in this series
#24in48 #readathon

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Rissa1
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Day 4 of walking or yoga
Day 2 of weights
Only 5 chapters left in this audio.
#BFCr2
It has been a busy week if running kids to do summer activities, but I am still willingly finding time to fit in fitness time. Thanks to this group for helping me stay motivated.

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 🎉 5mo
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Rissa1
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Post workout selfie. No makeup, feeling great. Adding this weight machine to my goals. New goals 5day/ 30 minutes walking or yoga, 2 days/ weights.
#BFCr2 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Beautiful! ❤️ And way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
britt_brooke Looking good! 💪🏻 5mo
Cheshirecat913 Whoohoo, looking good. 5mo
sudi Nice picture 😊👍💪 5mo
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Rissa1
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My walk this morning burned off my breakfast, plus some. #BFCr2 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn w00t! Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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Rissa1
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30 minute walk done. 4 days complete. Still going to do some yoga, my hips felt my walk today.
Picture of fungi growing on my wood pile. #BFCr2 @wanderinglynn I want to thank this group, for the first time in my life, I look forward to my daily workout. My weight might not be showing improvement but my peace of mind and positive attitude is.

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re making great progress. 5mo
wanderinglynn And I‘m so happy you‘re enjoying it. Peace of mind and happiness are so important. 💜 5mo
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Rissa1
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Started this during my treadmill walk. 30 minutes down. 16 oz of water in. Does anyone have a good way to keep track of yoga? #BFCr2 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Are you trying to keep track of how long you‘re doing yoga? I just use my phone‘s stopwatch. Or you could just keep track of the overall session. 5mo
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julesG
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In this prequel short story to Archer's Glass and Steele series Matt is about to duel his grandfather Jed. The Sherrif tries to prevent it.

#GimmeShelter

Somehow I'm in luck with my reads these days. It's the second time that the prompt comes up in the stories.

#MayMovieMagic @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant

rohit-sawant Nice! Love it when prompts pop up like that. 7mo
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julesG
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Another day of speaking exams done. I feel so drained.

#audiobook and yuck-tasting tea for my still sore throat.

RavenLovelyReads Good job! And feel better soon 💕💕 9mo
Cathythoughts Glad you can take it easy now 👍🏻♥️ 9mo
kspenmoll Get well soon! 9mo
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julesG
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The #audiobook narrator is great! She does the MC's upper working class English accent pretty well, as well as the American accents of the other protagonists.

Just needed to get that off my chest.

GingerAntics Oh this is the one I downloaded. SCORE!!! It‘s one of those “first book free” books. 💙💙💙 Excited to read this. 9mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Great book for younger readers, though I wish the story had more of a conclusion.

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knotmagick
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1. 3 days to dead, Watchmaker's Daughter, the stingaree murders.

2. One of each. I like hardbacks best.

3. Jane Austen & Shakespeare. *ducks flying objects*

#weekendreads

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 📚 9mo
heidisreads I‘ve never finished a Jane Austen book either!! I had a prof in college who assigned one Austen per class and I was amazed she kept letting me in her classes 😂 9mo
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Ycart85
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Trying something new. No idea what to expect but I‘ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately so I‘ve set my current read aside in favour of this. #newread #mystery #cjarcher

RaimeyGallant Hope it's a good one! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 10mo
Ycart85 @wanderinglynn thank you 😊 10mo
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Ycart85 @RaimeyGallant thanks I‘ll be sure to check that out! 10mo
tpixie Welcome! 🥳📚🥳 10mo
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DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! 10mo
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Ycart85 Thank you everyone 😊 10mo
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swynn
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Mehso-so

It's a paranormal romance, very light on romance (which you can tell by how I finished it), set in Victorian London, featuring a talented young watchmaker fallen on hard times and a dark, dashing American stranger with a magical watch. The pace is sometimes too leisurely and too many plot points are left unexplained (Buy the next, dear reader!) but for a Kindle freebie it's pretty good.

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LittleBug
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Absolutely adored this one!! I needed an easy read and that‘s what I got. A little romance, a little suspense, nothing complicated, but highly entertaining. Already downloaded the next one in the series!😊

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LittleBug
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Needed something that would instantly grab me, just to recover from my previous read. Picked the right one! Just started this morning and already halfway through🤩🙈🤩

With thanks to @Whimsical.Curiosity for posting that this one was for free on Amazon a little while ago!!

Whimsical.Curiosity Anytime love! 😍🙏 1y
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CharissaWeaksAuthor
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New read :)

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Rae2
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I really enjoyed this book. The characters are fantastic and diverse. The story moves at a quick pace and draws you in immediately. There was a lot of humor, but also enough twists and turns to keep me guessing about the outcome, the characters, and the overall story. It was at least a quarter of the way through before it was completely clear it was more of a fantasy novel. While it works alone, I will definitely look into the rest of this series

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DragonAuthors
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We've been at Dragoncon in Atlanta since last week (omg love this con!!!) and there's so much new stuff on the website! This one is FREE right now, and it looks awesome! 😍

https://dragonauthors.com/bookwyrms/2018/09/03/watchmakers-daughter/

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Whimsical.Curiosity
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Got this little diddy thanks to #bookbub today and thought I'd share. #kindledeal #amazonfreebie

SassyBookworm Thank you! This looks like a great book series! 1y
Sarah83 @julesG it's also a sale in Germany. Have you already read it? 1y
zzz Thanks ! just got my copy👍 1y
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julesG @Sarah83 Oh, that's on my wishlist. Thanks for the heads-up 1y
Whimsical.Curiosity @SassyBookworm @Jen_is_always_reading glad I could help! It does look good! 1y
Sarah83 @julesG you're welcome 😊 1y
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Elisa
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It‘s alright — it‘s a light mystery with a touch of paranormal, a healthy dollop of romance, and a historical setting. Some of the twists in the plot can be seen coming a mile away, but the characters are charming and there are some unusual and interesting details. A light read, but a fairly good one. However I am not in a hurry to keep reading.

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Bookfan1414
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I accidentally started reading the watchmakers daughter and discovered that I couldn't put it down... so I bought the second book.... and I couldn't bear to wait to see what happened next.... and then I learned something..... THE THIRD BOOK ISNT PUBLISHED YET!!!!! How am I supposed to wait?! (Ps. I couldn't find the title for book two but I'll just drop a review for both books here.)

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kochtob
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Mehso-so

I had high expectations for this book. It started off really promising, despite the slow pace, but near the end, everything just felt really rushed and undeveloped. I wanted to be part of India's adventure in delving into the world of magic, but the build-up was insufficient, and the reader is just plunged into magic without enough details. Too bad because I loved India as a character!

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Tmcconaughy
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Loved this book and can't wait for the next in the series to come out. The romantic tension between the two main characters leaves you wanting to keep reading.

Courtney3 It's a quick read, keeps you interested enough by revealing without telling, but left a lot of unanswered questions that made the ending feel abrupt. It is right on the edge of pick and so so for me. 3y
Tmcconaughy I live these books that take you for a quick ride and then leave you waiting for the next book 3y
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