USA Today Review
Unmasked Heart by Vanessa Riley
Unmasked Heart, Challenge of the Soul book one, by Vanessa Riley is a Regency romance that boldly covers issues of slavery and features people of color and interracial love. All elements that garner my attention. There is obvious love for what Riley writes that is evident in the strong, but not annoyingly, vulnerable heroine and a single dad hero who is faced with real-world problems.
But at the end of the day, a memorable story must have more than lessons to be learned. Unmasked Heart has that certain charm and staying power to be well above just a satisfactory read. Well done.
Unmasked Heart - Winner of the Award of Excellence, Best Inspirational Romance, Colorado Romance Writers; 2nd Place Winner of the Inspirational Category for the International Digital Awards
About the Author
Vanessa Riley worked as an engineer before allowing her passion for historical romance to shine. A Regency era (early 1800s) and Jane Austen enthusiast, she brings the flavor of diverse peoples to her stories. Since she was seventeen, Vanessa has won awards for her writing and is currently working on two series.The Bargain
, is a Regency serialized novel set in London and the British Colony of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.The Challenge of the Soul series features Regency characters who must overcome class and racial barriers to find self-worth and true love. Unmasked Heart
is the first in this series.She is the author of stand alone Regency novels, Madeline's Protector
and Swept Away
.She lives in Atlanta with her military man hubby and precocious child. You can catch her writing from the comfort of her southern porch with a cup of Earl Grey tea.You can find her at VanessaRiley.com or facebook.com/ChristianRegencySign up for her newsletter to get access to free stories, giveaways, and more at:VanessaRiley.com