Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Book Giveaway: The Covered Deep by Brandy Vallance

Easily one of my favourite books of the year. Told expertly in a voice recalling the romances of the 19th Century, I was immediately hooked by Bianca's search for love an adventure beyond her humble background. Indeed, there is no better character with whom an armchair bookish traveler can identify than this spunky, spirited woman and her quest for love and happiness. The love and happiness part stumbles and hiccups in London and beyond to Palestine as Bianca joins an unusual group of eccentric contest winners. Among these is the dashing Paul Emerson who is the perfect Rochester-Darcy hybrid and the ultimate thinking girl's dream man. Tangible, sensory experiences in the creaking, dim museum in London, over the ocean and to the Holy Land beyond, the Covered Deep is an intelligent and spirited romp. Part Count of Monte Cristo, part Jane Eyre and remnant of Deanna Raybourn and Jane Orcutt, the Covered Deep is a rollicking delight. Its spry sense of humour, breathtaking descriptions and winning heroine are the ultimate in pitch-perfect craft. Transport yourself! It's easy--- just buy this book.

 Along with Brandy and Worthy Publishing, I want to give two lucky readers the opportunity to visit one of my favourite worlds of the year and meet Bianca, one of my recent best book friends. 

It's rare that I book crush as hard on a book as I did on this; but I know that hopeless, daydreamy romantics with a penchant for BBC miniseries and things-that-go-bump-in-the-night, not to mention stalwart, swoon-worthy heroes and a taste of intrigue, will love this unique book as I did.

Simply tell me who your most dashing, swoon-worthy literary hero is and you could have a chance to meet Paul Emerson!

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Unknown said...

Blythe or Darcy.

Lis K said...

The usual gang: Darcy, Wentworth, Rochester...but I also like most Georgette Heyer's roguish heroes.
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