October 10, 2014 | By: Cynthia Marcano

Review: The Covered Deep & Giveaway

The Covered Deep Weekend
Join me this weekend as Christian Fiction Addict Blog helps introduce a new Christian Fiction author...award winning author Brandy Vallance.
Reviews, Interviews & Giveaways.
Friday - Review & Giveaway Begins
Saturday - Author Brandy Vallance Interview & Giveaway Continues
Sunday - Bianca Marshal (Book Heroine) Interview & Giveaway Continues


The Covered Deep
Author - Brandy Vallance
Time It Took for to Read - 2 Days
Rating - 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Would I Recommend: Yes!
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.

What I Loved...


Boy oh boy, was this book something else! I loved how I was right in the thick of things emotionally with Bianca. I can't say too much else because I do not like to give away the plot, especially with a book like The Covered Deep. It's an emotional rollercoaster of a book. Oh yeah and lots of romance...my fave! Hoo-Rah!

What I Liked...


Just when I thought I knew what was coming, I was dead wrong. I like surprises and there were a few in store for the reader. While the gist of almost every romance is girl and boy fall in love with trouble mixed in and happily ever afters, sometimes the plots feel like a book I've already read or just so cliche. I am happy to say that The Covered Deep is none of the above...at least from my reading history. I also really liked the detail in which Jerusalem was described.

Other...


While I can't say that it started out slow (compared to other slow starting books), it did take me a bit to get into it but when I did, it was sweet sailing from there on out. The ending was great. I finished reading it about 2am and the following day, I got up and reread the ending just to make sure I hadn't dreamed it...lol. To my relief, it was all in there, page after page. So I know I am not the only one that does this (drop me a comment if you do this too), but whenever I get into a book (Chapter 3 or 4) I will go into Google and search for an image of the person I am picturing in my head. Yep, I'll type in a description of what I am picturing and search. I don't know why I do this - maybe it gives me a deeper connection to the characters, I honestly don't know why. If you decide to read this book, please let me know if you agree with my character images.

My Character Images...


Bianca

Paul

Sir Adrian

Madeline

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Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley. The opinion of this book, is my own and I was not paid or compensated for for my review.

8 comments:

Diane (djuseless) said...

What a great review of this book! I would love to add it to my stack of books to read! Thanks for the giveaway!

christy c said...

I've been wanting to read this one for a while. It looks like a great first read from this new author. I would love to win a copy!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Delma McBride said...
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Sandra Padgett said...

Wonderful review and story. Thanks for the giveaway!

Martha A. said...

I love how you figured out what they looked like to you in your head! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

LAWonder said...

I also enjoy the books one cannot predict which has a lot of unexpected Twists.

Madonna said...

love the idea of a essay contest for a husband. I often think how it would be nice to have mail order brides again.

Anonymous said...

This book sounds amazing! Your review makes me want to read this right away :) Although I have yet to read ''The Covered Deep'', I think the images you chose fit the names of the characters. And believe me, you're not alone in having to re-read a few chapters just to make sure it wasn't in your imagination :)

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