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This one came highly recommended and I can totally get why people love it so much Ms Leigh is a great storyteller and really created a believable medieval world, I felt like I had been transported to 1149 England To be honest, I think reading about it is the only way I would want to experience it What a harsh time to live, especially for women.Lady Annyn has been raised by her Uncle, older brother and the head of their guard, Rowan Her mother died when she was young and while her Uncle trie This one came highly recommended and I can totally get why people love it so much Ms Leigh is a great storyteller and really created a believable medieval world, I felt like I had been transported to 1149 England To be honest, I think reading about it is the only way I would want to experience it What a harsh time to live, especially for women.Lady Annyn has been raised by her Uncle, older brother and the head of their guard, Rowan Her mother died when she was young and while her Uncle tried to train her to be a lady, she was always drawn to themanly pursuits Annyn is heartbroken when she learns her brother has been killed and feels God should have prevented it She is determined to seek justice on her own against the man she feels responsible, Baron Garr Wulfrith Four years later, Annyn feels her time has finally come for her to seek her revenge She disguises herself as a boy which plot device has always driven me crazy, I just think it d be obvious and goes to his castle where he trains boys to become knights He takes her under his wing and while he is hard on her, he treats her fairly and she begins to have second thoughts.I enjoyed this one, it was a little heavier than I was expecting I wouldn t call this a sweet romance, but it was fun to watch both Annyn and Garr discover their love for one another Especially the big tough warrior I thought how they behaved and their world outlook was realistic to the time view spoiler I did lose a little respect for Garr and his ideas of how women should be treated He was Christian and seemed devoted to God and making right choices, but would still visit harlots and not see anything wrong with that Again, I think men especially back then were probably taught that there was nothing wrong with that, even by men in the Church It still bothers me though and I didn t care for all the innuendo throughout, at times it felt that his attraction to Annyn was only physical, when it could have been developed so much deeper than that I did appreciate that he treated Annyn like a lady and while attracted to her didn t want to take her if they weren t married I also thought the stories of both of their parents was pretty sad hide spoiler Overall, I was glad I read this and plan on reading the other books in the series I love medieval stories and it s hard to find good ones ContentRomance Sketchy clean, PG13 view spoiler I m sure most would consider this a clean read Here is why I bumped it to sketchy clean There is quite a bit of innuendo, although no overly crude Garr and Annyn eventually marry and while their intimacy fades to black, it doesn t right away They undress in front of each other, etc There is also mild talk of harlots, and talk about their parents past particularly Annyn s mother Views of intimacy are pretty worldly Oh, and a personal pet peeve, I hate it when women s menses are discussed in books While I can see how it d be intersting to see how that was handled back then, I really don t like reading about it hide spoiler Violence MildSource Borrowed from Bookleanding.com Just as good the 3rd or is it 4th time I loved everything about this book As an author and editor, I have a hard time these days finding a novel that will actually hold my interest This one kept me riveted I read it straight through in a day I loved tough, scrappy Annyn, and the book brimmed with excitement and energy I personally liked that it was a bit sexy for an inspirational novel, but that it also had a lovely thread of forgiveness and redemption woven throughout I also found the author s historical research to be very ac I loved everything about this book As an author and editor, I have a hard time these days finding a novel that will actually hold my interest This one kept me riveted I read it straight through in a day I loved tough, scrappy Annyn, and the book brimmed with excitement and energy I personally liked that it was a bit sexy for an inspirational novel, but that it also had a lovely thread of forgiveness and redemption woven throughout I also found the author s historical research to be very accurate For those who love the energy of secular romance novels but would prefer something cleaner, this one should make you as happy as it made me This book took me by surprise for at least three reasons 1 As a freebie on , my expectations guided by experience were not very high Well, I m happy to say, I was wrong From its highly atmospheric setting to a slow burning romance, this was a tale of courage, mystery, and adventure beautifully told I loved the dialogue, were an archaic word was thrown in occasionally to give a feel of authenticity.2 One of the GR tags for the story was Christian Fiction Admittedly, I never read the g This book took me by surprise for at least three reasons 1 As a freebie on , my expectations guided by experience were not very high Well, I m happy to say, I was wrong From its highly atmospheric setting to a slow burning romance, this was a tale of courage, mystery, and adventure beautifully told I loved the dialogue, were an archaic word was thrown in occasionally to give a feel of authenticity.2 One of the GR tags for the story was Christian Fiction Admittedly, I never read the genre but considering historical times and the role religion played in the society, references to faith and God enhanced the historical setting, made itreal It wasn t preachy at all.3 A woman mascaraing as a man is hardly my favorite trope But the way the plot unfolded here made a difference and I was highly anticipating the gender revelation.The year of 1153 is the end of the Anarchy, time of civil unrest and infightings, period in history chroniclers described as one in which Christ and his saints were asleep For four years, Lady Annyn Bretanne has trained at arms with one end in mind to avenge her brother s murder Disguised as a squire, she sets off to exact revenge on a man known only by his surname, Wulfrith But as usual, things are not what they appear When her plans go awry and she is unveiled as a woman, a chain of events is set in motion that will change everything.As with any romance, the strength of the story depends on the strength of its main protagonists, their characterization Lord Wufrith is the hero to love tough, incredibly strong and courageous warrior with patience and fairness of a best teacher, who afraid of nothing save love Lady Annyn is his perfect partner even though it takes them sometime to realize it She is strong, determined and not a frail, damsel in distress Their pass from wanting revenge to finding true love was not easy and straightforward but very satisfying at the end.This is my first read by the author but definitely not my last The first book in Tamara Leigh s Age Of Faith series Lady Annyn Bretanne vows revenge on the man she believes is responsible for her brother s death She goes to Baron Wulfrith disguised as a boy, waiting for the opportunity.Tamara Leigh wrote a historical romance series back in the 1990s that I loved, the Bride series Shortly after she turned to inspirational contemporary and I stopped reading her but I do have plans to check out her contemporary work someday This book is listed as an Inspir The first book in Tamara Leigh s Age Of Faith series Lady Annyn Bretanne vows revenge on the man she believes is responsible for her brother s death She goes to Baron Wulfrith disguised as a boy, waiting for the opportunity.Tamara Leigh wrote a historical romance series back in the 1990s that I loved, the Bride series Shortly after she turned to inspirational contemporary and I stopped reading her but I do have plans to check out her contemporary work someday This book is listed as an Inspirational Historical Romance While it was clean I didn t feel it was preachy at all In fact, I wonder if it should even be listed as Inspirational I quite enjoyed it Well written and entertaining I felt I was transported back to the 1100s I m sure I will continue this series The Unveiling is another book for which I have somewhat mixed feelings Truthfully, I did enjoy it in parts especially with the rich descriptions of some of the settings like the fortress where Wulfrith s mother lives, and the some of the period details did seem well done Also, the historical backdrop allowed for tension and drama which could add to the story The first half may have been better, before the unveiling with some interesting descriptions of military training, though the second h The Unveiling is another book for which I have somewhat mixed feelings Truthfully, I did enjoy it in parts especially with the rich descriptions of some of the settings like the fortress where Wulfrith s mother lives, and the some of the period details did seem well done Also, the historical backdrop allowed for tension and drama which could add to the story The first half may have been better, before the unveiling with some interesting descriptions of military training, though the second half had its moments As to the characters well the main ones were interesting, with Wulfrith the strong, commanding and aloof trainer of knights, and the tomboyish Annyn, intent on avenging her brother s death on the man she believed killed her brother Both seem well drawn and believable, but I had one major issue with Wulfrith This was that though he was meant to be a man of intense faith and devotion, prayed regularly and tried to behave with honour, where his personal life was concerned he came across as a total lecher Other reviewers have referred to the mention of him having visited prostitutes, but for me it wasthan that He seem totally preoccupied with women, and unable to be keep his hands off Annyn if they were alone forthan a few minutes, or indeed his mind off her Also he didn t seem to think that visiting harlots was in any way contrary to his Christian convictions, and his excuse for his snogging Annyn that he had been too long without a woman just made him seem all the worse Nor were his brothers much better as they liked to partake of such pursuits as him with harlots, or common serving girls in the stables which nobody seemed to have a problem with I can understand that Mrs Leigh didn t want her characters to be perfect as that isn t realistic, but I really don t think all the men have to be promiscuous Then again, Annyn wasn t always entirely innocent either, going from being afraid of Wulfrith touching her, to snogging him and then slapping him when he wanted to stop, at one point she even asks him to go all the way and fornicate with her which he would not do as he thought it was sinful but not to do so with prostitutes I understand that this novel was romance and I think their behavior was better at the end, but do characters in romantic fiction have to be totally consumed with passion and virtually unable to control themselves Although nothing immoral actually happened before their marriage, the some of the scenes with Annyn and Wulfrith came across as being in bad taste or too much The only other issues I had were that whilst the author clearly tried to make the language seem authentic, there definitely seemed to be an influence of modern ideals, especially on Annyn s part who didn t like sewing or womanly pursuits, preferring sword fighting That worked sometimes, but for a girl to step into the middle of the practice field when the men were busy, and demand Wulfrith cross swords with her seemed a little unrealistic and clich d, and really a woman doesn t have to be good with a sword to be strong She also generally thought it unfair that men didn t have to wear wedding rings or swear to serve and obey their wives in their wedding vows Something of an unrealistic expectation methinks Finally there was the way the characters kept referring to Annyn s brother s death as having happened at Lincolnshire , which seemed a little odd geographically Normally one would say something happened or a person who saw it was at a specific town, city or other place, but Lincolnshire in none of these, it is a county and a reasonably large one at that Thus to say someone was at Lincolnshire doesn t entirely makes sense and English person might be left thinking yes but where in Lincolnshire Overall, The Unveiling is a good story, and seems quite well researched, but I think it could have been better done, especially where the romantic content was concerned Boring story No Passion, No Romance, to many characters to keep up with Very Violent First half of the story is Squire s learning to fight with swords and such Not One Sex scene the H H are at odds with each other up until the very last pages Annyn Bretanne wants to kill Garr Baron Wulfrith So she poses as a boy to join his Knights training program He is the best Swords Men in all of England She believe he is responsible for her brothers death The reason is because he was under his c Boring story No Passion, No Romance, to many characters to keep up with Very Violent First half of the story is Squire s learning to fight with swords and such Not One Sex scene the H H are at odds with each other up until the very last pages Annyn Bretanne wants to kill Garr Baron Wulfrith So she poses as a boy to join his Knights training program He is the best Swords Men in all of England She believe he is responsible for her brothers death The reason is because he was under his care being trained among many to be Knights Also, he didn t tell the truth of how her brother died so this made him the murders Nonsense This is a very Tedious story I hag to keep going back to remember what characters what To many people to keep up with in one story.I am gratful I got this free with kindle unlimited I thought this was a Medievel Romance but it wasn t anything romantic about it Its all about Revenge and trying to kil the wrong person.I did however like the ending Anny finding out who really killed her brother But that was hard to guess 4 starsI wanted a castle romance, I got a castle romance RTC Once in a while I just pick something to read that I know I own, but hadn t really thought about reading anytime soon Sometimes I regret my decisionand sometimes not Sometimes, I am just pleasantly surprised, and bitterly regret not having immediate access to the rest of the series The Unveiling was just such a book I was vaguely aware of the fact that it was sitting on my historical romance shelf doing nothing, and since I d been in a medieval mood I picked it up on a whim and next thi Once in a while I just pick something to read that I know I own, but hadn t really thought about reading anytime soon Sometimes I regret my decisionand sometimes not Sometimes, I am just pleasantly surprised, and bitterly regret not having immediate access to the rest of the series The Unveiling was just such a book I was vaguely aware of the fact that it was sitting on my historical romance shelf doing nothing, and since I d been in a medieval mood I picked it up on a whim and next thing you know I need the remaining 4 books of the series I will be honest though, I am no medieval expert, have read little to nothing in that genre save fairytales, so I am not at all a reference for this book and can t say if it was entirely accurate or not I think it was, it was certainly well written and made abundant use of the era s vocabulary and turns of phrases which I loved , there were enough details to create a really exciting medieval castle and knights setting, and everyone seemed to act true to the period, if you can overlook the famous young woman desguises herself as a man and it WORKS she really fools everybody trope I always have a bit of a hard time swallowing that one I mean, I know there s no way I could ever pass for a man, so how come others seem to be able to pull it off so often , even though I must confess I rather like the idea I always eagerly await the moment when the hero will finally see the heroine in women s garments and go something like Omg, omggggggg, OMGGGGG in his head Haha I thought the romance was really well done in this book, and didn t really encounter some of the problems mentioned by many reviewers here, like the fact that their attraction was purely physical it wasn t there was a lot of physical tension, I grant you, but in the end they re certainly not together only because of that , or that the hero was a hypocrite for claiming to be a man of God, yet being perfectly fine with sleeping with harlots and not ladies it was the way of the time, and that s what men were taught to do not saying it s right, but that s what they did If you like the tough warrior type of hero, the really hot kind that is incredibly strong and courageous, and afraid of nothing save love, you will love Lord Wulfrith I obviously did , and might just fan yourself, you know, a few times here and there over the course of the book might or might not have done that as well The Unveiling was exciting, suspenseful, unputdownable and just plain good The beginning was a bit slow and it took a few chapters to really get the action going, but overall there s quite a lot going on, and you won t be bored The only reasons I m not bumping the rating up to a full five is because I wasn t a huge fan of the heroine hard a really hard time relating to her, and sometimes she was a tad annoying , and although I really loved this book and am dying to read the other books, it wasn t an ultimatefavourite Still free on Kindle, for those of you who might be interested `Download ✔ The Unveiling ↙ th century England Two men vie for the throne King Stephen the usurper and young Duke Henry the rightful heir Amid civil and private wars, alliances are formed, loyalties are betrayed, families are divided, and marriages are madeFor four years, Lady Annyn Bretanne has trained at arms with one end in mind to avenge her brother s murder as God has not deemed it worthy to do Disguised as a squire, she sets off to exact revenge on a man known only by his surname, Wulfrith But when she holds his fate in her hands, her will wavers and her heart whispers that her enemy may not be an enemy after allBaron Wulfrith, renowned trainer of knights, allows no women within his walls for the distraction they breed What he never expects is that the impetuous young man sent to train under him is a woman who seeks his death nor that her unveiling will test his faith and distract the warrior from his purpose