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Thursday, August 17, 2017
A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White
She's out to steal his name. Will he steal her heart instead?
Gresham has no family beyond the band of former urchins that helped her
survive as a girl in the mean streets of London. Grown now, they are no
longer pickpockets-now they focus on high value items and have learned
how to blend into upper-class society. Rosemary's challenge of a
lifetime comes when she's assigned to determine whether a certain
wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany. How does one steal a
family's history, their very name?
swirl around Peter Holstein. Awkward and solitary, but with access to
the king, many fear his influence. But Peter can't help his German last
name and wants to prove his loyalty to the crown-so he can go back to
anonymously writing a series of popular adventure novels. When Rosemary
arrives on his doorstop pretending to be a well- credentialed historian,
Peter believes she's the right person to help him dig through his
and danger continue to mount, though, and both realize they're in a
race against time to discover the truth-about Peter's past and about the
undeniable attraction kindling between them.
A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White marks the first book in her new series, Shadows Over England. Set in pre-WWI England, this novel was enjoyable, thought provoking, and extremely well written. The plot line was well developed and included moments of humor, romance, betrayal, mystery, and suspense. The themes of the novel were incorporated flawlessly and delved into matters of forgiveness, what it means to be a child of God, the value of a person, trust, and honesty. I loved how Peter and Roseanna communicated through letters, and how Peter helped point Roseanna so carefully to her value as a child of God, someone who could be saved regardless of their past sins. I enjoyed seeing the relationship that had been built between Roseanna and her adopted 'siblings', and their amusing bets. I also particularly loved watching Peter and Roseanna discover more about one another and how each helped strengthen one another's failings. Overall, I found this novel to be charming and inspiring, and I look forward to seeing how the next novel in this new series plays out!
I received this novel from Litfuse Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.
About the author:
M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane
Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she's
homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending
her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of over a dozen
historical novels and novellas, ranging from biblical fiction to
American-set romances to her British series. Spies and war and mayhem
always seem to make their way into her novels . . . to offset her real
life, which is blessedly boring. She passes said boring life with her
husband and kids in the beautiful mountains of eastern West Virginia.