The Watchmaker's DaughterC.J. Archer

The Watchmaker's Daughter

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The Watchmaker's Daughter by C.J. Archer Book 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

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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.

The Watchmaker's Daughter (C.J. Archer) Book Reviews

Great storyThese 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..Score: 5/5

Really goodI finished this book weeks ago, and have read several more since, but this one is still stuck in my mind - standing out among all the others. I walked away determined not to pay for book 2, but I can’t hold off anymore. I must know what’s going to happen next. I highly recommend..Score: 5/5

The Watchmaker’s DaughterGreat book.Score: 5/5

Love this bookI love it It was very entertaining Kept me reading until the long hours of night A magic girl with watches Thank you Paquita Alvarez.Score: 5/5

Fanciful page turnerDelightfully thrilling mystery with an engaging oddball cast of characters. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book..Score: 5/5

The Watchmaker’s DaughterDon’t recommend.Score: 5/5

Enjoyed ReadingEnjoyable read..Score: 5/5

Blown awayAbsolutely LOVE the story line and everything! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!.Score: 5/5

A really fun, sweet seriesI 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..Score: 5/5

The watchmaker’s daughterFun easy read with intriguing plot and characters.Score: 4/5

Captured by the storyIt was predictable yet surprising! Great story and well told. Likable characters and I want to see how they develop in books to come..Score: 5/5

Loved it!!!This book was amazing, this is my first time reading the author and I loved the book. I was very invested in it too..Score: 5/5

Can’t put it downLively characters that are believable and intriguing. Couldn’t put this book down till finished. Great read.Score: 5/5

Fun and engaging!I purchased this book on a whim and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The mystery along with the dashes of romance make this a light-hearted and fun read. I look forward to reading the other books in the series..Score: 5/5

The Watchmaker’s DaughterGreat book full of intrigue and action and dynamic characters..Score: 5/5

Great Work!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!.Score: 4/5

Intriguing tale!Fun to follow the characters, lots of depth to the story with interesting twists and turns..Score: 5/5

Was on the edge of my seatThis captivating tale of two drastically different individuals who realize they have something that connects them is riveting..Score: 5/5

Watchmaker’s DaughterLove the way you tell your story. Exciting from start to finish, no repeated chapters just a waste of paper. You are a great storyteller. Thanks 😊.Score: 5/5

Sluggish and unsatisfyingI 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..Score: 3/5

Love this series!At first I wasn’t sure how I liked it since the magic is much different than every other book, movie or show I’ve ever seen but that’s why I like it! It gives you a different perspective on magic and I like that it’s also a murder/mystery series with a dash of romance as well! I’ve read all of the books except the newest one that hasn’t been released yet (book 7) within a week and a half. Highly recommend. People need to know of this series!.Score: 5/5

Great Series👍🏻👍🏻.Score: 5/5

It was greatI love the writing. She does an awesome job. Very easy to keep reading. It is one of those books that you just cant put down. Characters are great, cant wait to read the next one..Score: 5/5

Loved itWasn’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 story.Score: 5/5

FascinatingThis book was very very good! I wish to read the next books, in the series, in the future!.Score: 5/5

MagicA very interesting story! I was riveted by the story of magic and watches. Meet Matt and India as they try and find a very special watchmaker. India is a watchmaker but lost it all when her father dies. She runs into Matt in what used to be her father’s shop because she was betrayed. From there we start the mystery of the special watchmaker. Meet Cyclops, Duke , Willie and a few more people. Yes, there are plot twists to the mystery and , bits of humor, the beginnings of romance and lots of action. I enjoyed the book and look forward to reading the next in the series and recommend this book!.Score: 5/5

Exiting readingAs soon as you start reading you become involved with characters and plot, very smartly written..Score: 5/5

Love itWas an interesting read. I enjoyed it..Score: 5/5

The Watchmakers Daughter by C. J. ArcherAnother high caliber ebook that kept me turning the pages until the book was finished and leaving me wanting to read more in the series. Loved the characters and refreshing story that will keep you entertained. KSW.Score: 5/5

Loved it!The story was really interesting. I can’t wait the read the next installment..Score: 5/5

Well doneThis was well written and kept my interest..Score: 5/5

I loved this book.I could not put this down. Stayed up into the wee hours three days in a row to finish it. Loved it so much..Score: 5/5

The watchmakers daughterInnovative storyline. Rich contrast of characters. Wonderful subplots and historical information..Score: 5/5

Avid readerTrashy. Could have been an amusing read. Too bad..Score: 1/5

Amazing bookThis is one of those books that wince u start them u can’t put it down I love all the characters and the twist and turns in this series very well written book I definitely recommend reading.Score: 5/5

Excellent book!!Xcellent book! Hooked me from the first chapter.Score: 5/5

Fascinating SeriesHas a little twist with several storylines running. Will read the entire series, eventually. Would recommend reading..Score: 4/5

The Watchmakers DaughterSplendidly crafted. The story lie was fantastic and the characters were heartfelt. C.J. Archer has out done herself..Score: 5/5

The watchmakers daughterEntertaining, exciting, good reading. I highly recommend this book..Score: 5/5

Nora WilliamsonI am very very very very extremely excited to read this book 📖!!!!!!!!!.Score: 5/5

The Watchmaker’s DaughterLoved this book!! This is not your ordinary book with predictable plots!!.Score: 5/5

Really enjoyed thisI really enjoyed reading this story. I plan to get the rest of the series..Score: 5/5

The Watch Makers DaughterI loved this storyline!! It was so different from other novels. Loved the characters and the settings. The author drew me into the story so quickly, I couldn’t stop reading! lol You will enjoy this series, get it a read!.Score: 5/5

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ExcellentVery good book. Engaging. Read the next one!!.Score: 4/5

SashWas interesting in the beginning, but as I continued reading, felt like the story was being stretched to make the book longer. Not interesting enough to try to find out what happens..Score: 2/5

The Watchmaker’s DaughterMost enjoyable read!😎.Score: 5/5

Good stuffA surprise and a pleasure to read. Great to get some closure in this novel but I caved and am buying the series. Interesting characters, fun plot, and magic!.Score: 5/5

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Fast pacedEnjoyable, magical, fast paced & loved the characters, definitely will read the next book in the series..Score: 4/5

Beautifully written and addictiveBefore you begin these books make sure that you have some free time. Once you begin it is very hard to stop reading. There were days were I would spend hours and lose out on sleep because I could not put it down. Thank you!!.Score: 5/5

BookBugFantastic beginning to a series, very interesting, could not stop reading. Would definitely recommend!.Score: 5/5

PlotIt was good until the end. The book just ends abruptly without any resolutions to the main storyline..Score: 2/5

The watchmakers daughterReally enjoyed the book, a great combination of adventure, mystery and a touch of romance..Score: 4/5

Watchmakers DaughterAbsolutely loved this book. Sparked my interest early on and had me hooked. A very compelling read. Looking forward to reading the other books in the series. 🌟.Score: 5/5

Great readGood story, engaging read..Score: 5/5

Awesome bookI downloaded this book as the free book of the week. Glad I did! It was an awesome read! I suggested this book to my local library and am happy to say they purchased the first three books! I have now found another favourite author..Score: 5/5

Hooked!A really fantastic read that will leave you wanting more. I can't wait for the day Matt and India admit their feelings for each other!.Score: 5/5

The Watchmaker's daughterLove it.....Score: 5/5

Okay, you got me. I’ll be buying the next one for sure!I started this with low expectations as it was a free download but I ended up enjoying it immensely. Anything that keeps me reading well past bedtime passes my test. Mystery, intrigue, a touch of magic and hints of romance all work with the cast of interesting characters to make this a worthwhile read. Looking forward to reading the next one..Score: 5/5

ThillingI’ve only taken up reading in the past few months (lockdown). I found every chapter thrilling and I couldn’t put the book down. Great story line and characters.Score: 5/5

I'll be reading moreAn enjoyable read. The characters are likeable and the story was interesting. I downloaded it from the iBooks free book of the week and as soon as I finished it I went in search of more of this authors work. I look forward to reading more of CJArcher's work. I was pleasantly surprised to discover she is a fellow Australian..Score: 4/5

The watchmakers daughterWhat a lovely book .Beautifully written with a suspenseful hold Your breath plot. Looking forward to reading the other books.Score: 5/5

The watchmakers daughterAwful.Score: 1/5

Love the series!Downloaded the first for free and became addicted so have bought the rest, (Im)patiently waiting for the next one however!.Score: 5/5

Book just endsDisappointing read with no ending - book just stops with no resolution of the plot or characters at all..Score: 1/5

Great light readThoroughly enjoyed it..Score: 5/5

AdmirerThis is one of those books that enthralled me from the first page. I couldn’t put it down and felt like I could visualise every detail and see the characters. Can’t wait to read the next one..Score: 5/5

Loved itI love it I love the story line..Score: 5/5

FantasticMagic, Mystery and a hunt of romance. A killer combination..Score: 4/5

The watchmaker's daughterBrilliant. Couldn't put it down..Score: 5/5

AmazingAs someone who rarely reads books because I always get bored and can never quite finish them, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. 100% would recommend!!! The characters are complex and the story itself is face paced and suspenseful. I will definitely be checking out the rest of the series and the authors other works !!.Score: 5/5

Good ReadLoved the characters & the story ... have d/l the next book ... guess what I'm doing this weekend? :) Would love to see it made into a TV series! Looking forward to the following instalments. Thank you :).Score: 4/5

Bookie-2Really enjoyed this one..Score: 5/5

EnjoyedA bit unusual and very enjoyable 4/5.Score: 4/5

Fantastic seriesLoved all the books so far and can't wait to read the next in this fantastic series highly recommend.Score: 5/5

Love this bookRead it in one sitting as I couldn't stop. I can't wait to read the next book in the series and continue the adventure!.Score: 5/5

AMLGreat read! Couldn't put it down!.Score: 5/5

Read all three in as many daysCouldn't put it down. Fiancée very irritated by late night reading. Work quality has slipped due to sneaky reading and exhaustion. Have already pre-ordered number 4 😂.Score: 5/5

The Watchmakers DaughterA good read kept me eager to keep reading on. Kept me in suspense throughout. I enjoyed reading this book..Score: 5/5

Beautiful‘The Watchmakers Daughter’ has to be a must read in the future for all 8-14 year olds! A hooking story with captivating lines and chapters. Every single morning, I would spend three hours read a couple of chapters, the same at noon! Definitely buying the next one!.Score: 5/5

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Fab!I really enjoyed this book and couldn't stop reading it until I finished. The characters were really well thought out and quirky, I really got a clear image of them all whilst reading.Score: 5/5

A Good ReadWritten to paint a version of a pre-industrial London, this novel has interesting characters and several strands of plots. The females are strong and chafe against the restrictions of their society. The males are a mixed bag, yet they endow the scenes to reflect a wide range of traits. It’s a good read, with intriguing elements that I am sure that you will enjoy..Score: 5/5

Watchmakers daughterQuite simply brilliant. Thankyou.Score: 5/5

BrilliantI read this over a day even with a small child. I just couldn’t put it down. So glad to hear there are 10 in the series. If you never read anything else in your life, read this!.Score: 5/5

Blown away!!An absolutely amazing read! Brilliantly written and so captivating that I couldn't put it down no matter where I was! The author's writing style really takes you back in time to the period which it is set and it feels as if you are walking alongside the characters. Without hesitation I've already purchased Book 2 in the series (which I'm sure will not disappoint!) and look forward to reading the remaining books too. Fantastic job well done, thank you to the author for transporting me to a magical time and allowing me to escape just a little from reality..Score: 5/5

Addictive readingReally enjoyed this historical, magical thriller. Recommend..Score: 4/5

Excellent ReadGripping with wonderful characters and a story to leave you wanting more. Onto the next!.Score: 5/5

Watchmaker’s daughterI absolutely loved the book, it had all the twists and turns that made want to keep reading, brilliant..Score: 5/5

👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿Bad book don't waste your time.Score: 1/5

Excellent readAdventure, romance and twists definitely want to read more x.Score: 5/5

The Watchmaker's DaughterTerrible! Promised much, but entirely failed to deliver. Very disappointing..Score: 1/5

Captivating story!I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I had to put it down to go to work...but it was a struggle! Great characters and many twists and turns..Score: 5/5

EntertainingThis was a very entertaining read kept me guessing and completely intrigued without being g too heavy, I struggled to put it down looking forward to book 2.Score: 5/5

Great Little ReadNot the kind of book I usually read but it was a sweet story to follow and an easy read, with a little touch of it all: intrigue, drama, mystery, even a little romance... just a little disappointed with how it ended so abruptly. BUT, that being said, discovering there’s more to come made the disappointing ending easy to accept and made me keen to read the next “chapter”..Score: 4/5

I have fallen in love with a new author.Three books into CJ Archers works and I am absolutely loving them. I am very well read. And apart from Jean Auels Clan series, I can't remember a series that I've been so looking forward to reading. I love these books..Score: 5/5

Great bookThis book had me captivated right away. I love that it’s set in this world and not a fictional one. Great setting for the book. Great strong characters. Great story and can’t wait to start reading the Mapmakers Apprentice. 10 Stars for this ❤️.Score: 5/5

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Book Name:
The Watchmaker's Daughter
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Book Language:
English
Book Category:
Books, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction & Literature
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Book Release Date:
2016-06-28
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