Within the Veil now available

Lushly descriptive and emotionally evocative with touches of humor and spunk to drive the romance along, Within the Veil is not only lovely to read but entertaining, as well. Add this one to your TBR — it should not be missed! Highly recommended! ~USA TODAY

Passionate and riveting (with an absolutely gorgeous cover) Brandy Vallance’s sophomore novel is impossible to put down until every last glimpse of Alasdair and Feya has been fully savored. The romantic tension steals your breath, yes, but the timely themes of racism and discrimination, synesthesia and abstinence, elevate this story to one of beautiful depth and make it exceedingly relevant for today’s readers. ~RT BOOK REVIEWS, TOP PICK

One of the most passionately and powerfully written tales I’ve had the pleasure of reading, Within the Veil is an irresistible blend of Victorian Britain and Gypsy history with a refreshingly unique hero and unforgettable heroine. Written with the same panache that won her the Operation First Novel Contest, this second novel is sure to win many reading hearts. I only hope Feya and Alasdair’s story has a sequel!

~Laura Frantz, author of A Moonbow Night

Lush and poignant, Within the Veil is a treasure in the historical fiction field. From the first page, Brandy Vallance’s determined characters jumped into my heart and made me root for them equally–even as they fought each other and surprised me on every page. Vallance feeds all the senses and emotions while leading us through a fascinating story of Gypsies in Scotland–and the horrible racism that knows no age. Fans of Liz Curtis Higgs’ Scottish novels will love Within the Veil, and readers of all historical romance will lose themselves in this gripping, page-turning read.

~Sally Bradley, author of Kept


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“Let Brandy’s debut novel transport you to an entirely fresh time and place where you’ll soon forget you’re turning pages and find yourself riveted to the destinies of characters who’ll leave a lasting impression on your heart.” ~Jerry B. Jenkins, New York Times bestselling author

“I love a good romance! I’m so happy that new author Brandy Vallance has given us one filled with adventure, truth and grace!”
~Stasi Eldredge, co-author Captivating

“Superb historical romance, with a spiritual theme woven seamlessly throughout. I much enjoyed The Covered Deep and look forward to more from its author!”
~James Scott Bell, bestselling author of The Trials of Kit Shannon series

“Ripe with history, romance, and suspense, The Covered Deep by debut author Brandy Vallance is fast-paced fiction at its finest. Readers will thrill to the picture perfect descriptions of the Holy Land and touches of humor wrought from Vallance’s skilled pen.” ~Elizabeth Ludwig, Author of Tide and Tempest

“Set in late nineteenth-century Ohio, London, and the Holy Land, The Covered Deep is a lovely debut that pushes every emotional button as its sigh-worthy hero and plucky heroine struggle with vagaries of the heart, honesty, trust, and forgiveness. I laughed, caught my breath, nibbled my nails, got all teary-eyed, and sighed. Bravo, Brandy Vallance!”
~Tamara Leigh, award-winning, bestselling author of Lady Of Eve and The Unveiling

“The Covered Deep is a decadent, mysterious and completely absorbing debut, with sometimes brilliant dialogue and a cascade of well-thought plot twists. Through a story infused with history and the expert weaving of faith into every life-like scene, I was captured to the very last page. Vallance’s debut is Christian fiction at its finest; a stunning debut every historical reader will devour once, and keep on their favorites shelf for years to come.” ~Kristy Cambron, author of The Butterfly and the Violin and A Sparrow in Terezin

“A promising debut for a talented new author, The Covered Deep is an engaging tale that spans America to Victorian London to the Holy Land. When soon-to-be spinster Bianca Marshal wins an essay contest, the fulfillment of her first place prize sets off not only a long hoped for romance, but mystery, intrigue, and danger as well.” ~Kathleen Morgan, award winning author of the Heart of the Rockies series, These Highland Hills series, and the Brides of the Culdee Creek series

“In The Covered Deep, debut author Brandy Vallance examines a compelling question: what can true faith withstand? Set against the backdrop of the Holy Land, Vallance shapes believable characters whose past mistakes threaten their future hopes. With every turn of the page, I found myself more intrigued by this novel — and I’m already looking forward to Vallance’s next book.” ~Beth K. Vogt, author of Somebody Like You

“From the first page until the last, The Covered Deep felt like falling into another world where the author’s words were as evocative as the plot. I was swept into the story and tumbled along with every bump in the long road between the first blush of hope and the breathlessly gorgeous final scene. Brandy Vallance’s beautifully written tale made me forget everything, including sleep, in order to immerse myself in the story. I will not soon forget this book, nor will I miss reading anything else this talented author writes.” ~Kathleen Y’Barbaro-Turner, award winning historical fiction author