Unmasked Heart: A Regency Romance (Regency Romance: Challenge of the Soul Book 1)
by Vanessa Riley Publish: Jun 15, 2015Series: Challenge of the SoulHistorical MysteriesHistorical RomanceRomantic SuspenseRomanceHistorical FictionChristian FictionAfrican American Interest
"A Delightfully Different Regency Romance" say Readers of Catherine Cookson Shy, nearsighted caregiver, Gaia Telfair always wondered why her father treated her a little differently than her siblings. She never guessed she couldn't claim his love because of a family secret, her illicit birth. With everything she knows to be true evaporating before her spectacles, can the mulatto passing for white survive being exposed and shunned by the powerful duke who has taken an interest in her?
Ex-warrior, William St. Landon, the Duke of Cheshire, will do anything to protect his mute daughter from his late wife's scandals. With a blackmailer at large, hiding in a small village near the cliffs of Devonshire seems the best option, particularly since he can gain help from the talented Miss Telfair, who has the ability to help children learn to speak. If only he could do a better job at shielding his heart from the young lady whose honest hazel eyes see through his jests as her tender lips challenge his desire to remain a single man.
Unmasked Heart is the first Challenge of the Soul Regency Romance novel.
BIOGRAPHY I'm Vanessa Riley, and I write Regency and Historical Romances of dazzling multi-culture communities with powerful persons of color. I write for historical romance readers who admire and acquire books that showcase women who find joy in sweeping kisses and strong sisterhoods. Even in the darkness, I promise to give you laughs, maybe a few cries, to show you how light always prevails and how love always, always wins.
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