“The Covered Deep” by Brandy Vallance is her first novel. It is a historical romance set in Ohio, London, and the Holy Land during the late 1800’s. Bianca Marshall has quite a list of requisites for the man she would marry. Her father convinces her to enter an essay contest in which the prize is a trip to the Holy Land. The contest is sponsored by a member of the English peerage and promises a grand adventure.
After Brandy wins the contest and travels to England with the proper chaperone, of course, she embarks on a wonderful and frightening adventure. She is determined that she will find her true love on this adventure and is eager to begin. But all is not as it appears. After a while, she is not sure who the good guys are and even if she will survive.
While I liked this book, I wasn’t really involved in it. I don’t think that the adventures in the Holy Land were something that I enjoyed. That culture is not one I enjoy reading about. However, saying that, the book is very well written and the characters really grow during the course of the book. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of the east.
I was sent a free print copy by Worthy Publishing in return for my honest review.