Very few books reach my favorites list. However, I recently added a non-fiction book to that list. A week later I am adding this one. Give me a well-written book about books and you have sold me! No, it honestly takes more than that but that’s a terrific start, Roseanna! (She’s the author of the book I received a complimentary copy of. You can read about it below.)
Within the pages of this book, I was taken on an adventure filled with deception (by necessary means, it seems) by one character and the naivety of another. Seeing these people from very different classes being brought under one roof for the intent of a job (or two) to be done.
While fiction, the author reminds all of us how Jesus’ love is for everyone, not just the so-called ‘good’ person. I enjoyed seeing this truth play out in the story. I also enjoyed the ending, although one part was not expected. Rosemary is my favorite character in this story, followed closely by Mrs. Teague. After you read the book, you may not agree with me on the latter. Mrs. Teague reminds me of myself, having let hardness take over my heart at one point in time.
The book is so good I told my friend about it. Yet, I didn’t loan it to her because I don’t want to let go of my copy. (Is that bad of me?) I may just have to buy her a copy, instead. I can’t wait to get my hands on the author’s other books.
Have you read anything by Roseanna M. White? What’s your favorite title?
A Name Unknown
Shadows Over England
Roseanna M. White
Christian historical fiction
About the Book
She's Out to Steal His Name. Will He Steal Her Heart Instead?
Rosemary Gresham has no family beyond the band of former urchins who helped her survive as a girl in the mean streets of London. Grown now, they are no longer pickpockets--instead they focus on high value items and have learned how to blend into upper-class society. Rosemary is beginning to question whether she can continue in this life when she's offered the challenge of a lifetime--determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany. After all how does one steal a family's history, their very name?
As Europe moves ever closer to World War I, rumors 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 doorstep pretending to be a well-credentialed historian, Peter believes she's the right person to help him dig through his family's past.
When danger and suspicion continue to mount, 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.
About the Author
Roseanna 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.