A Rip in the Veil
A Rip in the Veil is an historical romance set in 1658, with a twist: the female protagonist, Alexandra, unwillingly travels back in time to Scotland from the twenty-first century, bringing with her all the assurance of a modern woman.
The cover of the book repeats visually the literal meaning of the title and is functionally effective and well-designed. The colours in particular mesh well together and evoke a sense of mystery. The overall appearance and text distribution is absolutely professional.
The story flows easily, one twist after the other, with a wide array of characters and two well-rounded, if flawed, villains. It’s always difficult to recreate an historical period, but the background setting of the Scottish political and religious unrest of the late 1600s is nicely entwined with the more romantic and fictional events of the narrative.
Ignoring some inconsistencies in the language and a somewhat cliché feisty heroine, the readers can easily let themselves be carried through the temporal time slips and enjoy a well-plotted story of curses, witches, time travel, and magical paintings, along with the budding romance between Alexandra and Matthew, a Scot of his time.