The Watchmaker's Daughter

The Watchmaker's Daughter Summary

"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.

Book Reviews


I loved this book.5 star

I could not put this down. Stayed up into the wee hours three days in a row to finish it. Loved it so much.55


Great story5 star

These books are fabulous. The story and characters are charming and funny. The mystery surrounding everything is suspenseful. I’ve really enjoyed reading these books and can not wait until the 11th book in March. This would make an awesome movie.55


Can’t put it down5 star

Lively characters that are believable and intriguing. Couldn’t put this book down till finished. Great read55

Sully MN

Loved it!5 star

The story was really interesting. I can’t wait the read the next installment.55


The Watchmaker’s Daughter5 star

Don’t recommend55


The Watchmaker’s Daughter5 star

Great book55


Was on the edge of my seat5 star

This captivating tale of two drastically different individuals who realize they have something that connects them is riveting.55

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Nora Williamson5 star

I am very very very very extremely excited to read this book 📖!!!!!!!!!55


Sluggish and unsatisfying3 star

I just saw that there are 10 (!!) books in this series but this one ends in basically a cliffhanger. So I’m wondering how many of those 9 other books you need to read to get some closure on the initial problem of Matt’s watch not working right. I liked the concept, the idea of the story line. I liked the author’s writing, but at the same time the story was just very slow for me. I was annoyed that it took the entire book before the main female character, India, a highly qualified watch builder (!!), attempted to fix the watch. It also annoyed greatly me that she was conveniently in the right place at the right time to constantly walked overhear important conversations. Seriously, All the time. Nearly every chapter she came up characters talking about something important that they were withholding from her. Overall I really liked the “feel” of the story, but it’s not enough for me to invest $4.99 for the next book let alone for each of the remaining 9 books.35


The Watchmaker’s Daughter5 star

Great book full of intrigue and action and dynamic characters.55

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