A Heart Deceived

19 Nov

A Heart Deceived

A Heart Deceived by Michelle Griep


Miri Brayden teeters on a razor’s edge between placating and enraging her brother, whom she depends upon for support. Yet if his anger is unleashed, so is his madness. Miri must keep his descent into lunacy a secret, or he’ll be committed to an asylum-and she’ll be sent to the poorhouse. Ethan Goodwin has been on the run all of his life-from family, from the law … from God. After a heart-changing encounter with the gritty Reverend John Newton, Ethan would like nothing more than to become a man of integrity-an impossible feat for an opium addict charged with murder. When Ethan shows up on Miri’s doorstep, her balancing act falls to pieces. Both Ethan and Miri are caught in a web of lies and deceit-fallacies that land Ethan in prison and Miri in the asylum with her brother. Only the truth will set them free.


While I do not normally read books with a dark or disturbing storyline, I am certainly glad I read A Heart Deceived.  I found this to be an extremely well-written novel!  Michelle Griep has written a unique story full of interesting characters, descriptive language and historic details.  This is not a light, easy read, but rather a deeper story that illustrates the darker side of humanity.  The spiritual themes of faith, hope and forgiveness were wonderfully conveyed and present throughout.  This was my first time to read Michelle Griep’s writing and I certainly look forward to reading more!  

Today only, you can order your copy of A Heart Deceived, eBook, for only $0.79 from Christianbook.com.

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To learn more about Michelle Griep, visit her wesbite at http://www.MichelleGriep.com

One Response to “A Heart Deceived”

  1. savurbks November 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Thanks for the review…I just downloaded it to my Nook!

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