Book Review: The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C. J. Archer (Three Stars)

Book Review: The Watchmaker’s Daughter (Glass and Steele #1) by C. J. Archer

Three Stars

“Every unattached man is a prospect.”

Shades of Jane Austen. A fun, lightweight Victorian romance with just a touch of magic. No, really, magic. Not really steampunk or paranormal, closer to urban fantasy light.

Engaging story and characters. Paradoxically some of its Englishness seemed off. As an American I’m hardly one to judge, but Archer hails from Australia, so …

Unfortunately, the book stops before the story finishes. A common flaw of contemporary series. It’s possible to bring each tale to a satisfying conclusion while setting the hook for continued adventures. Archer sets the hooks but doesn’t give satisfaction with this volume.

Nice cover image.

“Things tend to fall into perspective when your life hangs in the balance.”

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