The Covered Deep
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
Release: October 14, 2014

About the Book:

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 Thought:

Firstly, I was tickled to death that this book started off in Portsmouth, OH. I live in Southern Ohio, and attend college in Portsmouth, so I really liked that this was the setting, even though it was a little before my time. Hey, its the little things, right?
Beyond its great beginning setting, this was a pretty good book. I’m usually not a super fan of romances but this one was pretty light, and not so much on the cheesy side, which I liked (although I did think some parts were slightly over the top). I also loved the main character, Bianca. I imagine her to be the kind of woman I would be if I lived at that time. She’s a total bookworm, and is more interested in learning new things and exploring than living up to the traditional ideas of women at the time. I can also relate to her because even in this day and age, I never really felt like it was accepted to be all into books and knowledge as much as it is to be a normal girl, obsessed with boys. So, I can really relate to that sort of rejection feeling she had because of who she was.
One of the things that I enjoyed most was that the plot was actually pretty out of the box, in the way that Bianca goes to the Holy Land with some other people, by winning a contest. Pretty out of the box, for most historical romances that I’ve read. Thumbs up to you, gurl!
There were some things in this book I could have really done without though. The whole Paul/Adrian thing was a bit weird to me and I didn’t really get it 100%. The whole motivation just didn’t make sense to me.

In a Nutshell:

If you like Historical Fiction, with lots of history, you will probably enjoy this book. It’s a good book with a unique plot & storyline, and a main character that I could really relate to. Some of the elements of the story I felt were a bit weak at times, but overall it was good.

 4 owlies!*

We received this book free from the publisher through the Worthy Publishing We were not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

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