The Unmasking: An Emilie Richards Classic Romance

The Unmasking: An Emilie Richards Classic Romance

by Emilie Richards

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BN ID: 2940149419463
Publisher: Emilie Richards
Publication date: 03/03/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 608,341
File size: 691 KB

About the Author

Emilie Richards is the author of sixty plus novels which have been published in more than twenty-one countries and sixteen languages. Her most recent novels include Fortunate Harbor, a July 2010 trade paperback release, which is the second novel in the Happiness Key series, and A Truth for a Truth, the fifth book in the Ministry is Murder series published in October 2010 by Berkley Prime Crime.

Emilie is a multiple finalist for the RITA from Romance Writers of America, and a RITA winner. Romantic Times magazine has given her multiple awards, including one for career achievement. Emilie regularly appears on bestseller lists including the USA Today list and several of her books have been made into television movies in Germany with many more to follow.

Emilie lives in Northern Virginia with her husband. She travels frequently to speak to readers groups and to promote her work. She is an avid gardener and quilter and the mother of four children, whom she regards as her greatest creative endeavors.

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The Unmasking: An Emilie Richards Classic Romance 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
taguerra More than 1 year ago
The Unmasking grabbed my attention and didn't let it go until the last page was read. Bethany is living in New Orleans with her young daughter and has a chance meeting with Justin, who was her whole world until they parted a few years earlier. Both of them do some soul-searching as they spend time together in the exciting weeks leading up to the Mardi Gras celebration. Emilie Richards fans will enjoy this story with its intriguing New Orleans backdrop.
ReadsWithGranddaughters More than 1 year ago
This classic romance from 1985 takes you to mid-80s New Orleans when it nears the festive Mardi Gras. It is about the lives of Bethany Walker at the age of 26 as a mask and head piece maker, her four-year-old daughter, Bethany, and Justin Dumontier, a 32-year-old attorney whose home is New Orleans, but who lives and works in Chicago. Bethany and Justin met five years prior in Florida and had a short, passionate summer relationship that resulted in Abby. Due to her own reasons and circumstances, Bethany kept Abby a secret from Justin. They meet again when Justin temporarily returns to New Orleans to do some work at his newly deceased father's law firm. Justin realizes that Abby is his daughter and does not know how to deal with it. As to one of my favorite characters, I truly admired and loved Louise, Justin's mom. I had tears in my eyes when she and her granddaughter met each other. Emotionally charged, the author takes you through fears, stubbornness, passion, tears, anger, trust, status differences, and humor. Support is huge from Bethany's friends Madeline and Lamar, and from Justin's mother, Louise. Abby is a truly delightful little girl. While reading this story, I learned a lot about the festivities that take place prior to and during Mardi Gras, with all the different krewes who organize parades, and got drawn into the mask making, the costumes, the food, the music, and the Cajuns. I really enjoyed this book, and since I have been to New Orleans several times, I was brought back to the partying French Quarter and the magnificence of St. Charles Avenue, but this time, with a newly enriching visit.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
Put New Orleans, Mardi Gras, and Emilie Richards together, and you are sure to find a winner. This book has a strong heroine in Bethany. We have love lost and found, redemption and hope. All elements for a good romance. As they say in French, Laissez les bone temps router, in the city of New Orleans