Set in 1877, an incurably romantic bookworm from Appalachia, searches for the perfect romantic hero, wins a contest, travels to England, and then to the Holy Land.
The main character, Bianca Marshal, is holding out for the perfect husband. Living in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains has proven this task an impossibility. Bianca's mother insists that there's no such thing as a perfect true love and that Bianca's ideal man is pure fiction.
Bianca, on the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, comes to realize that her chance of marrying is dwindling. Bianca’s father, against her mother’s wishes, encourages her to enter an essay contest that propels her into a whirlwind search for her soul mate. Against all odds she is off to see the opulence of London and the mysteries of the Holy Land. Bianca's true love will be revealed, but not without a heavy price.
Vallance writes an interesting story filled with interesting characters. If you suspend belief on the premise, there is enough there to keep you going. A sweet coming of age story, into maturity and faith with, the struggles and sorrows Bianca goes through. If you enjoy historical romances this one is for you.
I received copy of e-Book from Worthy Publishing in their First Look program for my review