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A Matter of Grave Concern

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    Brenda Novak(Author)

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Bestselling author Brenda Novak unearths love in the darkest of places.

When Maximillian Wilder hides his noble identity and joins the notorious body snatchers known as the London Supply Company, the last thing on his mind is love. He’s worried about Madeline, his vanished half sister, who was last seen in the company of Jack Hurtsill, the gang’s conscienceless leader. Raiding graveyards, stealing corpses, and selling them to medical colleges as dissection material is dirty work, but Max knows he must gain Jack’s trust. He’s determined to find out what happened to Madeline—and to bring Jack to justice if she was murdered for the coin her body could earn.

Beautiful, spirited Abigail Hale, daughter of the surgeon at Aldersgate School of Medicine, detests the challenging, hard-bargaining Max almost as much as Jack. But she must procure the necessary specimens if she is to save the college and her father’s career. She believes she is going to be successful—until Jack double-crosses her. Then she’s swept into a plot of danger and intrigue, one where Max must intervene to protect her, no matter the risk to his plan…or his heart.

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  • PDF | 336 pages
  • Brenda Novak(Author)
  • Montlake Romance (7 Oct. 2014)
  • English
  • 2
  • Romance

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  • By tropical on 19 May 2017

    Enjoyed this story a lot it's not my usual type of read as I tend to like contemporary fiction. I thought the story was well written worth a goo story line that kept you wanting to read on.

  • By Steffannie James on 24 June 2017

    I have been both torn and eager to finish this story. The characters are so bright, the atmosphere is tangible. I was successfully immersed in a story so exciting that though fraught with danger there's an unspoken beauty between the dynamics of each character.

  • By Judge Tabor on 29 November 2014

    Interesting storyline about resurrectionists (grave robbers) and a young lady, Abigail Hale, who strives to get fresh corpses for Aldersgate School of Medicine where her father is the head surgeon. Abigail gets in over her head when she attempts to deal with Jack Hurtsill and his gang who make their living robbing graves and aren't picky about the way they obtain their corpses.One member of the gang, Max Wilder, decides he must step into the disruption brought about by Abigail's maneuverings in order to protect her from the disreputable gang. Who is Max Wilder and what is his game? When Abigail becomes a prisoner of the gang, Max's protection must extend even further or Abigail will be ruined. Problem is, will Max wind up being the cause of ruining Abigail? She tempts him beyond belief.Although Brenda Novak has some skill as a writer - however, her heroes such as Max Wilder, are a mix between honorable and not-so-honorable. In fact, in my opinion, some of Ms. Novak's books, including this one are a throwback to the 1990's when we had main guys written into the storyline where the taking of a young woman's virtue was done without much consideration for what her life would be like once she had given up, what was considered to be her priceless ticket into a respectable marriage. Max Wilder is revealed as a character who acts as though he cares about the niceties, but in fact, finds it impossible to live up to his espoused values.For Abigail's part, her life-long desire to be able to attend medical college, falls by the wayside once she meets Max Wilder and becomes entangled with him. So much for a different type of heroine in Abigail.Last, I get weary of the hindrance to a fulfillment of romance revolving around the old - "I can't marry her because it will ruin my family name - I must marry someone I don't care a whit for - just because I must." Dumb and trite reasoning. Doesn't fadge any longer with me. Don't care for it. Ugh!

  • By Lisa Loves Books 1 on 10 October 2014

    ARC provided for an honest review.I'm not your typical fan of period stories, however Brenda Novak has a way of pulling you into the story and enthralling you from the beginning and with this one she did just that for me.I was hooked from the start with all the drama and suspence and the grave robings. I wanted to know if the medical college would stay open and get the cadaver/specimen it needed, if Max/Lucien would make the right decision regarding Abigail and if Lucien's sister Madeline would ever be found.All my questions were answered as I kept on reading.Another great and thrilling read.

  • By Ann Langston on 27 November 2016

    An enjoyable read, well written and heartwarming in spite of its gory setting.

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