What is a heart if not the ultimate clockwork?"Abigail’s young life was saved by the kindness of strangers: Schuyler Algernon, the man who found her collapsed on cold city streets, and Quinn Godspeed, the doctor who risked everything by breaking the law to keep her fragile heart beating.
As the truth about what she’s become and her feelings for her saviour overtake her, Abigail is forced to ask what constitutes life, living, and what dark secrets are contained within Godspeed’s past and the walls of Schuyler’s house.
What I thought
At first it took me awhile to get into this book. I don't think it was the book as I have struggled to read any other book since.
Abigail Courage is thrown out of the only home that she as ever known when it became clear the mistress of the house doesn't like her, she struggles with life after her fathers death a few months previous.
Abigail travels to the town of Fairever to find work, within a short time the weather changes and it becomes clear she is really ill. She is rescued by Schuyler Algernon who takes her to his house and calls in his friend Doctor Quinn Godspeed. It is becomes clear Quinn is no ordinary doctor, willing to try things other doctors won't try.
Through the first few chapters we see the struggle to save Abigail's life through her eyes. Once she starts to get well again she is introduced to Quinn's other patients, who have nicknamed themselves 'The Freaks'. It is clear Quinn has risked a lot to help each one of them.
As the book tells the stories of Penn, Jib, Lilbet and Marielle, also the back story of Quinn and Schuyler, Abigail begins to falls in love the with dashing Dr Godspeed.
The book builds to a wonderful finale around the secrets of the house and Dr Godspeeds patients, I certainly didn't see what was coming but I hope the author pens a follow up book.
About the Author
February Grace is a writer, artist, and poet who lives in Southeastern Michigan. She sings in key, plays by ear, and is more than mildly obsessed with colours, clocks, and meteor showers. GODSPEED is her debut novel.
Godspeed will be available at a reduced price on amazon, both in the UK and US Kindle, during the tour, 7th to 25th October.
- 1 x $20/£10 Amazon Gift Card
- 3 x ecopies of Godspeed