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 233 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.


  • Amazing book

    By Madd 311
    This 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
  • The Watchmaker’s Daughter

    By Goldenokie
    Loved this book!! This is not your ordinary book with predictable plots!!
  • Excellent book!!

    By AvidRdr8
    xcellent book! Hooked me from the first chapter
  • Love this book

    By Paqui65
    I love it It was very entertaining Kept me reading until the long hours of night A magic girl with watches Thank you Paquita Alvarez
  • Magic

    By math wizard
    A 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!
  • Exiting reading

    By Blissfully_happy1313
    As soon as you start reading you become involved with characters and plot, very smartly written.
  • The watchmakers daughter

    By Abby's fan
    Entertaining, exciting, good reading. I highly recommend this book.
  • Really good

    By SheriAnn84
    I 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.
  • Fun and engaging!

    By [.bam.]
    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.
  • The Watchmakers Daughter by C. J. Archer

    By Proctorasshole
    Another 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