"a page-turner with great characters." 5 stars from Hooked On Books
"Loved, loved, loved this book." 5 stars from Eriegirl218
"What an absolutely fun read! This story had me captivated from beginning to end and eagerly awaiting the next book! Loved it! Mystery, and magic, with another great female lead!" 5 stars from Tjuliannev
India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé 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.
Fun to follow the characters, lots of depth to the story with interesting twists and turns.55
I have now read the first three books in this series and am starting the fourth. I really love these books. I enjoy the storyline, characters, and magic. I love that each book picks up right where the last one ended, and it’s been an enjoyable journey. The main ensemble of characters has so much personality, you’ll feel like you know them.55
Fun easy read with intriguing plot and characters45
Overall, it’s a good book! I picked it up as something I wasn’t even sure that I would even enjoy but now I’ve already bought some of the books that come next in the series. The reason that I don’t give the novel a five-star rating is that some of the scenes I feel were stretched out at times. I write short stories however so I go understand sometimes it’s unavoidable but from a reader’s perspective it’s boring. I recommend it if you’re looking for something new but don’t want to spend money!45
Wasn’t sure what to expect from this one but it pulled me in and kept me turning the pages to know what happened. I loved India and her feistiness. I hated Eddie. And I’m very curious about the watchmakers guild. Secrets and half truths are all around. Wonderful story55
Splendidly crafted. The story lie was fantastic and the characters were heartfelt. C.J. Archer has out done herself.55
Has a little twist with several storylines running. Will read the entire series, eventually. Would recommend reading.45
Delightfully thrilling mystery with an engaging oddball cast of characters. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.55
Innovative storyline. Rich contrast of characters. Wonderful subplots and historical information.55