Sunday, May 20, 2012

Veiled Virtues by Jan Fischer Wade - Review

Veiled Virtues by Jan Fischer Wade
Published: February 2012 
by MuseItUp Publishing

When Paige Stewart left America to house-sit in England, her only thoughts were to get away from her controlling mother and to have fun. Little did she know that her working holiday would find her hearing eerie voices, experiencing alarming dreams and bleeding from old scars. Although Paige's differences confuse and disgust her, she opens up to the shopkeeper of a strange metaphysical store in town, where she finds much more than tarot cards and crystals. Soon, Paige is stalked like prized game. Relentlessly pursued, her holiday takes a turn for the eerie and dangerous. Her only saving grace may be a modern-day English knight who sweeps her off her feet and recognizes the true virtues the American teen unknowingly possesses. 

My Review:
Paige has just graduated from high school. She goes to England to house-sit for old friends of her mother's during the summer before planning to head to college. Paige has a secret. She experiences visions of things that later end up happening. Paige also has long-healed scars on her hands and forehead that start bleeding for no reason after she is in England. Little does she know that the visions and the scars are related to each other. Things soon get crazy, and Paige starts uncovering secrets about her family and herself.

Veiled Virtues has a unique twist. Not only does it involve real-life modern day knights, but the reason behind Paige's scars ended up being something that I haven't seen in YA. Veiled Virtues seemed to move along a little slow for me in the middle of it, but that may have been because I couldn't really connect with Nathaniel when we are reading from his POV. Paige's flowed much better, and she was a character that was easy to like.

I would recommend Veiled Virtues if you are looking for something different. If you enjoy a fast-paced novel, this may not be the one for you. Overall, I think Jan Fischer Wade has done a great job with her debut novel, and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

A copy was provided by the author for review.

About the author:
Jan Fischer-Wade is an attorney and artist from the Lincoln, Nebraska vicinity.  Her latest endeavor is a young adult novel titled Veiled Virtues that was released February 10th by MuseItUp Publishing.  Jan is an alumni of Beatrice High School in Nebraska and received her Bachelor’s of Science, cum laude, from Ball State University. She also attended the University of Nebraska College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctorate with distinction in 1999. During law school, Jan was the winner of the Nebraska Law Review Writing Competition and was the Research Editor of that publication from 1998 to 1999.  Although she is a full time in-house counsel for an insurance company, her passion for writing, music and art play an important role in her life. Jan is married and has two children.  She is currently hard at work on the sequel to Veiled Virtues, entitled Latent Legacy.  As if shes not busy enough, Jan also owns and runs KidStock Consignment, a seasonal consignment sale in Beatrice, Nebraska.

Find out more about Jan Fischer Wade.    


  1. Thanks for this great review! I thought today was the 20th so I am a day behind - sorry! Thanks again for everything - Jan

  2. I also wanted to add that for the month of May, Veiled Virtues is only $1.99 at Amazon.



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