Unveiling Love: Regency Romance: Complete Edition - All Four Episodes (Challenge of the Soul Book 3) Kindle Edition
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From the Author
- ASIN : B01H0K1C6I
- Publisher : Gallium Optronics; 3rd edition (June 12, 2016)
- Publication date : June 12, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 6696 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 573 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #481,043 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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"You have to do more than just like it. You have to seek it, fight for it to be in your life."
Because I'm not a big fan of serialized novels, I opted to download this entire series all at once, so I wouldn't feel I was left hanging in between episodes. And I enjoyed every winding, pulsing minute of this tale.
I think it can be easy for a contemporary writer to rely on the interesting manners, frills, and glamorous motifs of England's Regency period and leave out the kind of deeper, human exploration that makes novels like Jane Austen's so great. Hence, while a story may have Austen-like qualities on the "outside," it can fall flat beneath its English frills.
Unveiling Love is no such flat or flimsy story. I'm not comparing it to Austen's work, as Barrington and Amora's tale comes from a whole different kind of outlook and whatnot. And I did notice minor errors and inconsistencies in the writing, throughout the series.
But I also noticed the story's layering, and the author's evocative, poetic style that shines or pierces in places. I noticed the nuances in characters' development and interaction. It annoyed me when Barrington and Amora would jump to drastic conclusions in their heads, but it wouldn't make them suddenly jump out of character with melodramatic tantrums, as might have been the case in a flimsier story. No, the balance and tension between their thoughts and actions make them all the more believable. They must face questions in their relationship without easy answers, which makes their journey all the more compelling.
Plus, it pleased and thrilled me to read Regency romantic suspense with main characters of color, something I don't run into every day. This story of passion, doubt, faith, and intrigue kept me curious to see how this husband and wife might indeed seek and fight for light.
I certainly plan on reading this author again.
What I didn't like, and what contributed to the downgrade by an entire star, was the very poor editing. The final episode was the worst but all episodes needed at least one more editorial review. This included incorrect word use (too for to and awe for aw), punctuation (quotation marks entered at the end of a paragraph and not even close to the end of the character's speech), and repetitive words (well at the beginning of sequential sentences).
I still recommend the book because of the topic and the idea that a happy ever after takes work.
Top reviews from other countries
Barrington Norton is the most successful coloured barrister in England, & before he signed up for war with his best friend, he was engaged to his neighbour’s daughter, Amora Tomas. After a war injury, which saw his best friend die from a bullet that was meant for him, Barrington returned to England to marry his love.
While Barrington was away fighting for his country, Amora was kidnapped & tortured. She managed to flee the fiend (whom I correctly suspected), but on her return home, she was subjected to examinations etc at the insistence of her mother, who didn’t believe her daughter’s abduction. Unable to remember much about her missing time, she was persuaded to hide the truth from Barrington & the two married, but the secret put a strain on their marriage.
Five years on, Barrington is still attracted to his beautiful wife, but he cannot seem to do anything to please her & make her happy. He suspects she’s in love with another. Amora doesn’t believe she’s worthy of her husband & believes he’s having an affair. How can this couple overcome their fears & problems? Can Amora & Barrington risk her health & sanity to discover the identity of the “Dark Walk Abductor”, & bring justice for the women he abducted?
It's refreshing to read about a married couple whose problems run deeper than the usual regency romance. The mixed race part of the story was interesting but what gripped me was the wife's mental health problems. I found it believable and handled with care. It is addressed in detail, looking at cause, symptoms, how it affects both of them and how doctors and families dealt with them.
However, if you find frequent mentions of suicide and rape triggering you should not read it.