Bridal Veil

Monica Wright

Publisher: iUniverse Pages: 282 Price: (paperback) $17.95 ISBN: 9781491735541 Reviewed: September, 2014 Author Website: Visit »

Not simply a typical historical romance, Bridal Veil takes readers on a time-traveling journey from the present to the past—and back again. It’s a warm, hopeful, and unique romance written for the independent spirit inside every woman.

Charly Ellington feels trapped. In order to boost her father’s run for the presidency and solve her family’s financial difficulties, troubles she feels responsible for, she has agreed to marry a man she doesn’t love in a spectacle of a wedding designed for the press, public and political gain. At the eleventh hour, though, she falls through a hotel room mirror and into the room of her great-great-great-grandmother, Charlotte Foster. The year is 1885. She quickly learns that things are not as clear as they seemed in the family legends of Charlotte Foster’s great romance and subsequent marriage. It’s up to Charly to see that Charlotte does, in fact, marry the man she’s supposed to and that the future is as it should be.

Admittedly, there are a few moments in the novel when readers must suspend disbelief to fully enjoy it. For instance, when Charly is first dropped into the year 1885, she seems surprisingly unfazed and accepting of the situation after only a few confused moments. That being said, the author succeeds in engaging readers in the first pages and in enticing them to become invested in Charly’s journey, so any credibility questions are easy to overlook. What follows is a captivating narrative filled with romance and insight as Charly finds love and ultimately her true purpose on her quest to solidify her family’s history.

Punctuated by genuine dialogue, honest emotion, touches of humor, and colorful and multi-dimensional characters, this clever romance is an enjoyable read from the beginning to the surprising but satisfying ending, presenting a wonderful blend between past and present.

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Aurora, Colorado
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