The Watchmaker's Daughter - C.J. Archer

The Watchmaker's Daughter

By C.J. Archer

  • Release Date: 2016-06-28
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 2,244 Ratings


"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.


  • Excellent read!

    By snewzann
    Written with a fun wry sense of humor and narrative voice. I really enjoyed this book and will look for more from this author.
  • Amazing Storytelling

    By **
    I couldn’t put down the book once I started. Hope to be able to write like this one day.
  • Watchmaker’s Daughter

    By Jennifer Callen
    Love 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 😊
  • Enjoyed Reading

    By Symere
    Enjoyable read.
  • Well done

    By Cstict
    This was well written and kept my interest.
  • Loved it!!!

    By Bdb wrestler
    This book was amazing, this is my first time reading the author and I loved the book. I was very invested in it too.
  • Love it

    By Bee3tee
    Was an interesting read. I enjoyed it.
  • Intriguing tale!

    By Need a coach
    Fun to follow the characters, lots of depth to the story with interesting twists and turns.
  • A really fun, sweet series

    By ab1557
    I 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.
  • Great Series

    By BekF2