Rayleigh’s Review: The Covered Deep by Brandy Vallance

The Covered DeepThe Synopsis:

Bianca Marshal is holding out for the perfect husband. Finding a man that meets the requirements of her must-have list in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains has proven impossible. Bianca s mama insists that there s no such thing as a perfect true love, and that Bianca s ideal man is pure fiction. On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Bianca discovers a devastating statistic: her chance of marrying is now only eighteen percent. Unwilling to accept spinsterhood, Bianca enters an essay contest that propels her into a whirlwind search for her soulmate. Via the opulence of London and the mysteries of the Holy Land, Bianca’s true love will be revealed, but not without a heavy price.

My Review:

MY GENERAL THOUGHTS: I really, really liked this book. It was different yet exciting at the same time. The writing is so beautiful and easy to follow and the characters were well made, even though they seemed to be flawed at times, which only made them that more realistic. The history facts throughout this book were also fun to read about. Though, at times I did find Bianca to act a little like a child concerning her naivety, she put herself in potential danger by walking around alone with men in only her nightgown (?) just to attempt capturing the attention of a man she had decided was her future husband. But I suppose that the author wanted to show her grow into maturity towards the end of the book, which was very well demonstrated in my opinion.

QUESTIONABLE CONTENT: As I previously said, Bianca did often place herself into potentially dangerous situations in the order of capturing the attention of a man. There were some sexual issues such as adultery, in addition to stealing and sneaky schemes. However, there was not much violence, if any.

RATING AND RECOMMENDATION: Overall, I did enjoy The Covered Deep and rate it 4 out of 5 stars for a very well read. I recommend it to anyone who loves Historical Romance!

“I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own.”

Author Bio/ Website:

Brandy Vallance

Brandy Vallance fell in love with the Victorian time period at a young age, loving the customs, manners, and especially the intricate rules of love. Since time travel is theoretically impossible, she lives in the nineteenth century vicariously through her novels. Unaccountable amounts of black tea have fueled this ambition. Brandy hopes to avoid a similar fate as the writer, Honoré de Balzac, who met his death via caffeine poisoning. At this point, the balance may not be tipped in her favor. Brandy’s love of tea can only be paralleled by her love of Masterpiece Theater Classics, deep conversations, and a good book.

Brandy is the 2013 Operation First Novel winner and the 2012 winner of the ACFW Genesis Contest for historical romance. www.brandyvallance.com

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4 thoughts on “Rayleigh’s Review: The Covered Deep by Brandy Vallance”

  1. Glad to read your thoughts on this one. I’ve heard excellent things about it so I’m anxious for my copy to arrive, which I ordered because of all this raving. Cannot wait to read it – and thanks for sharing your thoughts, Rayleigh. 🙂

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