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Unveiling Love: Episode I

(A London Regency Romance Suspense Tale #1)

3.16  ·  Rating details ·  183 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Romantic Suspense in the courtrooms and hidden places of Romantic Regency England

Winning in the courts, vanquishing England's foes on the battlefield, Barrington Norton has used these winner-take-all rules to script his life, but is London's most distinguished mulatto barrister prepared to win the ultimate fight, restoring his wife's love?

Amora Norton is running out o
Kindle Edition, 168 pages
Published January 1st 2016 by Gallium Optronics
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✨ Gramy ✨
The entire episode was filled with confusion and inconceivability. I do not have the ability comprehend the non-communication between this couple that seemed to love one another so much. The barrister was depicted as such a smart man, able to figure things out in the real world, but has no idea what's happening in his marriage.

There were an excessive amount of typos and grammatical errors. It did not flow well for me.

The description of the book held an assurance from the author that "Emotional
Cynthia Marcano
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
My first read from Vanessa Riley. Love the bi- racial characters. Its rare to read about wealthy successful ethnics in Historical Christian Fiction. So Brava Riley! Needless to say I was excited to read this book. I can clearly picture Barrington...yep he's hot.

Riley writing is sometimes a bit choppy and abrupt but by the end I hardly noticed it. I am moving on to Episode 2.

Nadine Keels
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Thank you. I like the light."
"You have to do more than just like it. You have to seek it, fight for it to be in your life."

As a barrister, Barrington Norton is serious about fighting for life, truth, and justice in court. But his wife, Amora, doubts that he may be as serious about working with her to save their tenuous union. Yet, her inability to fully recall a nightmarish incident in her past could undermine any efforts toward their marriage in Unveiling Love, a Regency suspense tale by autho
Chelsey Brosier
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
LoveUnveiling Love is a well written historical romance story. The title is self explanatory! Barrington and Amora Norton love is deep. So deep that they learned to hide their imperfections from each other assuming that was the only way their relationship would work. Normally that would happen in the beginning stages of a relationship but the truth and reality would come to surface as a relationship grows. Not with the Norton's! The personal struggles that they both battle has finally manifest a ...more
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Unveiling Love, written by Vanessa Riley, is a beautiful romantic historical read. It’s the story of Barrington & Amora Norton. I think my favorite character in this story was Barrington. He was a mulatto barrister. He knew what it was like to grow up with challenges and now that he was back from war and dealing with being a barrister and married and the challenges that go with all of that. He tries very hard to do the right thing, but somehow he is caught in the middle of situations that challe ...more
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Vanessa Riley is an author who stands out not only for her unique take on Regency romance but in her excellent writing ability. Following in the Dickensian tradition of serial fiction Unveiling Love, episode one in this author's London Regency Suspense Tale, quickly had me invested in its intrigues. While there was an inspirational aspect to this tale the conviction of the characters came across peripherally and did not dictate who they were. Well researched Ms. Riley shows readers a side of Reg ...more
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Unveiling Love

Barrington and Amora are an enigma to me, here is a couple who are so in love  with each other, but seems to have so many misconceptions about each other. As you read Unveiling Love you are hoping that their secrets are unveiled so that this couple can move forward into martial bliss, but  the unveiling of the secrets only seem to create more chaos. At same time that they are  struggling in their marriage there is a murderer who must be caught and an abductor who is on the loose, c
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story.

HOWEVER, it was difficult to keep up, it seemed like parts of the story were missing. For instance, one moment the main character would be at home and out of nowhere he was in a courtroom. Also, just as I was getting into the story it ends in a cliffhanger because this is a series. This is Episode 1 out of 4.

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Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It is a great book to read
Chasia Lloyd
Neat, but I have lots of mixed feelings on it. Gonna hold off on a star-rating for now.

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Suzan Lauder
Sep 23, 2019 rated it liked it
This is not a book, rather, it's the first instalment of a set of serial novellas. It ends on a cliffie. There is no resolution. If you want the whole story, you MUST buy several books. The sales note says it's a novella in a series, but implies a complete story arc. That is not so.

In evaluating it as if it were a complete book, the love story is clear and quite engaging, however, the waffling near the end starts to become annoying. I'm not referring as much to the challenges to the relationship
Caitlyn Santi
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an awesome story! I have wanted to read a Vanessa Riley book for quite a while now and finally had a chance to get to one, and oh my word I loved this story! This is the first time I've read a serialized book and I absolutely loved the format, this episode ended with just the right amount of resolution while at the same time whetting my story appetite so much that I need the second episode ASAP! I haven't read a lot of romance novels in which the main characters are a married couple, and th ...more
Another story in installments! Why bother? It is too easy to lose your readers. Instead, hook them in with a great story or stories so that they become fans.

I suspect that there has been some editing to this story since many of the reviews here were published. I found four errors in the story; however, there were numerous in the previews, reflecting what others have said about the main story. I was fairly involved in the story. It was beautiful but dark. The insecurities of the main characters
Anna Ballard
London, 1819. Barrington Norton is a barrister who is so busy with his work he doesn't have time for his wife or to find out why his marriage is falling apart. His wife has a secret she doesn't dare tell her husband. Just as they are about to straighten things out - the book ends, continued in the next book. I don't mind books that are written in a series but they should be complete within each book. If the next 2 books are like this one, the work of a good editor could have reduced them to a fe ...more
May 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
I didn't think I was going to make it through, then it abruptly ended at about 75% so I was spared. So many good idea, I wanted to like it, but the plot was jumbled, the characterisation inconsistent and unengaging and the pacing off. ...more
Esther  Smith
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic recency read

Love, betrayal, and old English law all the while.dealing with a past that is haunting both the main characters, mostly Amora who has a past that is haunting her so much she's practically got PTSD.
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This modern reader just couldn't identify with the need to keep things secret, especially when the secrets threaten to ruin a good relationship. Why don't these two talk to each other!! ...more
Laurie Rhoades
loved the suspense of how he would handle her prior secret
Feb 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Well paced.
Presents an aspect of history and society not usually presented in regency-romance
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it

This book is part of something called episodes so you need to continue getting this on going chapters it s
Cindy Woods
Dec 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
Difficult read

This first book of the series is very difficult, at times, to follow as the book is written using fragmented thoughts of the husband and wife, both under great strain. Their marriage is a true mess filled with restrained truths, feeling and total misunderstanding of one another. It left me thoroughly irritated with Barrington and not very impressed by his subdued wife. Understanding the setting is Regency Era, it still made me less than understanding the reasons. Of course, the cli
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Vanessa Riley did it again. I enjoyed “Unveiling Love” (Episode 1) which recounts the love story of Barrington and Amora Norton. This story confirms that loving someone is never as easy as we would like it to be. I could feel the struggles of this couple, and I wanted them to succeed. They reminded me that communication is of utmost importance in a marriage.

Vanessa’s writing style is beautiful and engaging. I am truly a fan of her work. I am now reading Episode 2 and loving it. Thanks, Vanessa!
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I'm Vanessa Riley, and I write Historical Fiction of dazzling multi-culture communities with powerful persons of color. I write for 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 and to show you how light always prevails and how love always, always wins.

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