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 1,566 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.


  • The Watchmakers Daughter

    By Hoodathunk
    Splendidly crafted. The story lie was fantastic and the characters were heartfelt. C.J. Archer has out done herself.
  • Fascinating Series

    By kc1815
    Has a little twist with several storylines running. Will read the entire series, eventually. Would recommend reading.
  • Fanciful page turner

    By A Groupie's Mom
    Delightfully thrilling mystery with an engaging oddball cast of characters. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
  • The watchmakers daughter

    By i luv reading
    Innovative storyline. Rich contrast of characters. Wonderful subplots and historical information.
  • I loved this book.

    By nebraska2021
    I could not put this down. Stayed up into the wee hours three days in a row to finish it. Loved it so much.
  • Great story

    By Kyblondiechick
    These 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.
  • Can’t put it down

    By Gsc10
    Lively characters that are believable and intriguing. Couldn’t put this book down till finished. Great read
  • Loved it!

    By Sully MN
    The story was really interesting. I can’t wait the read the next installment.
  • The Watchmaker’s Daughter

    By mommajeannie
    Don’t recommend
  • The Watchmaker’s Daughter

    By rop2121
    Great book