The Covered Deep - My Review  | The Engrafted WordIf you love reading about mysterious adventures, fascinating history, and romantic souls, then The Covered Deep is one story you must read. It is full of intriguing secrets and far off places that will sweep you away in time and place. And talk about a complicated love story. This one smolders!

The plot in this book travels a rather epic journey. I’ve never read a story like this that took you to places such as the Garden of Gethsemane or the Sea of Galilee. Wow! The historical details and facts dispersed amidst the story were gripping. Our girl, Bianca, travels a long way from her home in Ohio to find love, but along the way she discovers much more than she bargained for.

I will confess I had a hard time getting into this story at first. I got a little lost in the initial details and struggled a bit with Bianca’s immediate affections for Paul. Not that I don’t believe in love at first. πŸ˜‰ I can even understand Bianca’s longing for a husband. It was just a little hard for me to keep up with how quickly her feelings jumped to love upon meeting him. But that’s just me. As I read on, I will say, I believed their love for each other and was bound more to every page I turned.

By the end of the story, if you’re not entirely captivated by the handsome and mysterious historian, Paul – as much as Bianca – and if you’re not completely drawn to the uncovered truths of the Holy Lands, then there’s something wrong with you. πŸ˜‰ The Covered Deep is a unique love story about forgiveness and faith that I know will entertain and thrill many readers.

Oh, and one more thing. I loved how the novel’s title revealed itself in the story. Read it, think about, and treasure it. Okay, now I’m done.Β  πŸ˜‰

This review is my honest opinion.Β  Thanks to the author and publisher for my copy.



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.


The Covered Deep - My Review  | The Engrafted Word


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’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.
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