The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C.J. Archer, is the first book in the Glass and Steele series. I had no idea what it was about but I fell for the cover!
Just like anyone else, I am a sucker for a pretty face and this one is pretty gorgeous!
India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiance took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, even though she has worked for her watchmaker father for years. In fact the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor and at the end of her rope, India takes employment with the only person who will have her. An enigmatic and mysterious American. A man who possesses a strange watch that heals him when ill.
A mysterious man with a magical watch? Already interested!
Matthew Glass must find a particular watchmaker, but he won’t tell India why. Nor will he tell her what he does back home and how he can afford to live in a fine London house. 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 the door, she is sure of it but if she goes to the authorities, she’ll be out of a job and homeless again. She will have also betrayed the person that 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 historical fantasy series from the author of bestselling Ministry of Curiosities and Freak House!
This sounds awesome and yes I know, don’t judge a book by its cover… but sometimes you can right?
Source: C.J. Archer