A Name Unknown

A Name Unknown Edwardian Romance and History Gains a Twist of SuspenseRosemary 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

  • Title: A Name Unknown
  • Author: Roseanna M. White
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Edwardian Romance and History Gains a Twist of SuspenseRosemary 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 concentrate on stealing high value items and have learned how to blend into upper class society But when Rosemary must determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyalEdwardian Romance and History Gains a Twist of SuspenseRosemary 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 concentrate on stealing high value items and have learned how to blend into upper class society But when Rosemary must determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany, she is in for the challenge of a lifetime How does one steal a family s history, their very name Peter Holstein, given his family s German blood, writes his popular series of adventure novels under a pen name With European politics boiling and his own neighbors suspicious of him, Peter debates whether it might be best to change his name for good When Rosemary shows up at his door pretending to be a historian and offering to help him trace his family history, his question might be answered But as the two work together and Rosemary sees his gracious reaction to his neighbors scornful attacks, she wonders if her assignment is going down the wrong path Is it too late to help him prove that he s than his name

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    1. 4.5 SHINING stars!*NOTE: please excuse the fangirly review; believe me, I tried to write something professional and coherent . . . but it didn't work.* Oh. My. Goodness. Y'all. This. Book. This is simple loveliness. From the cover, to the characters, to the writing style, to the history . . . just all of it! Ms. White is an incredible author. This is exactly the kind of book and kind of writing style I LOVE to read, and would read all the time. (Only problem is, I'd run out of books. :/) Her poe [...]

    2. I loved it! I have a soft spot for books and writers in fiction, and this story, centered around a too-full home library in need of organization. Be still my heart! Add to that a stammering, kind-hearted hero, whose quiet thoughtfulness might just be able to dent our heroine's tough exterior. The story is so deftly layered as far as plot goes that it's difficult to talk about my favorite parts because of spoilers! I loved the intrigue brought on by Rosemary's assignment. I loved seeing her grow [...]

    3. HERE’S MY REVIEW! atragicwonderlandb e a u t i f u l - t h i n g s the characters - y'all know how much these cinnamon rolls mean to me in a story. If an author is planning on including anybody in their story (I mean I guess you'd have to unless it was a story all about landscape and bushes *shrugs*), they better be warned that they either have to go big and dangerous or go home bc this girl doesn't do weak little characters with no backbone and no voice, okay? Okay can we just appreciate HOW [...]

    4. What does one say about perfection?This book is a winner, friends. Even by looking at the cover, I had the feeling this book was going to be good (because duh, any book with books on the cover HAS to be good).But the cover was just the beginning/ / /Lovely Things:Hahahahahaha.Do you even want to get into the infinite reasons why I love this book???- Rosemary. First off, you know a book is good when you have to devote separate categories for each character. I haven't done this in a while, BUT THE [...]

    5. Review coming soon. . .//R E V I E W//“If he was a spy, he was a master of it. And if he wasn’twhat in blazes was he?"This book was a delightful throwback to an age of fiction that most would consider long past. With its quaint verbiage and flowery descriptions, one can detect an echo of literature from the time of the classics. White obviously appreciates the literature from a bygone age and by setting her book in London in the early 1900’s, she captured that time period quite well within [...]

    6. Oh my goodness, gracious! I'm cryingRoseanna M. White is one of my new favorite authors, I think. She pens historical fiction with such grace and unique-ness. A Name Unknown, book one in the SHADOWS OVER ENGLAND series, is an interesting, humorous, and heart-touching tale - with a nice amount of suspense.Set in the Edwardian era, this novel follows the adventure of Rosemary Gresham, who's been a thief nearly all her life. In order to care for her mismatched family, she must prove that Peter Hols [...]

    7. This has to be one of the prettiest book covers I've seen!! I don't fangirl over that many bookcovers, but folks this one is GORGEOUS!But the story itself will blow you away. It's unique and held my attention on every page. I loved both Peter and Rosemary, but Peter*sighs happily* One of the best hero's I've read ;) There were several twists at the end that I didn't expect, and added to the excitement in the last couple chapters.Spiritual content was greatt very much at the beginning, but very p [...]

    8. This is Roseanna's best book yet. Having read all of her other titles, I don't say that lightly.At first I was a bit hesitant about Rosemary because of her occupation; I wasn't sure how she would do as a heroine. Boy was I wrong. Not only is she compellingly genuine, she's conflicted about her occupation--and eventually her faith (or is it lack thereof? No spoilers!).Although the hero, Peter, struck me as weak early on, I quickly warmed up to him. After all, he's a writer and book enthusiast wit [...]

    9. I tried really hard not to fan-girl over this book. I have enjoyed all of Roseanna White's books that I've read so far. This was no exception. I did figure out the main plot and resolution fairly quickly, but the tale was so exciting that it kept me turning pages nonetheless.I loved Peter's stutter. I found it unusual and it added a lot to his story. I also appreciated how he was portrayed as good, yet he had his annoying faults. And I loved what he did. Let's just say I could fully identify and [...]

    10. The concept of this book is interesting, but I think I enjoyed more the idea than the final product.For some reason, I couldn’t be drawn into the story and I found myself skipping some paragraphs more than once. Maybe there were too many unnecessary details, or it might have been that the focus of the novel wasn’t something very appealing to me: history, legacy, inheritance.However, I think the last few chapters were better; they got my attention a bit easier because they highlighted what I [...]

    11. I knew as soon as this book released, I was going to buy it. Roseanna White has become one of my favorite Christian fiction authors for her ability to write Christian fiction that is both fun, entertaining, action-packed, and spiritually uplifting. I was even more excited when I discovered this book had also released in audiobook with the narrator Liz Pierce, who had also narrated Roseanna White's previous series and did an excellent job with that one. This book didn't disappoint. Both the main [...]

    12. The cover alone makes this book a worthy addition to any bookshelf. But add in the amazing story, and you know "A Name unknown" is a definite keeper!The story pulled me in immediately, and I was drawn right into the world of these characters. There were many unique twists, and mysteries, and the history was woven beautifully into the story. But one of the best elements of this book was the heart of it - the Faith aspect. I was very pleased with it, and there were many places I marked down. It wa [...]

    13. okay! and then you want, of course, a slick and sophisticated slow-burning romance set in Edwardian Cornwall featuring a thief -turned- librarian and a stammering author with royal connections who may hold secrets to the axis retaliation in the looming war? RIGHT? yes. So then we have A Name Unknown which features not only some of Rachel's favourite tropes ( tortured reclusive misunderstood stammering author, two lost souls who connect through words and leave letters to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [...]

    14. I loved Roseanna M. White's Culper Ring series, but hadn't had the pleasure of reading any of her books since finishing that series. When I read the description of this one, something about it drew me in! So needless to say I have been looking forward to A Name Unknown for several months, and I was not disappointed! I liked Rosemary from the very beginning and loved watching her journey. And Peter, oh my goodness, I fell in love with him instantly, he was just so amazing (definitely one of my fa [...]

    15. A Name Unknown is a Christian historical romance set in the Edwardian period on the cusp of WWI. The main character is a thief who accepts a job from a mysterious man who calls himself Mr. V. The job involves getting hired on by a man with German ancestry and finding information that will prove he is a traitor to England. I enjoyed reading about the time period a lot and I liked the characters of Rosemary and Peter. The slow buildup of the friendship and then romance that developed between them [...]

    16. "A Name Unknown" by Roseanna White is the first entry in her new "Shadows over England" series. If you love books (and if you’re reading this, I’m assuming you do!), then you have to read this book! It's a book about books—a lot of books in a huge, messy, unorganized library! To top it off, our main characters are a writer and a woman pretending to be a librarian who helps this writer sort out said library. The story is very well written with a great plot. The opening sentence grips you an [...]

    17. Easily one of my favorite reads of the year. Find a comfortable chair and allow this story to draw you into the lovely setting of Cornwall, England.Roseanna White has introduced her readers to a lovely cast of characters in this new series. The series centers around a "family" that consists of a group of orphans that have relied upon thievery to survive. As the beginning of WWI is getting closer, the mysterious Mr. V has hired Rosemary Gresham to discover whether Peter Holstein's loyalties lie w [...]

    18. What an interesting premise! Main character Rosemary Gresham is a professional thief and hired to learn information about suspected traitor Peter Holstein. This is another well done novel by Roseanna White. The novel is set in WWI England.

    19. A Name UnknownBy Roseanna M. WhiteThis book simply didn't strike true to me. The story was interesting enough, but it seamed that many of the characters (including a professional thief!) were far too naive. Most of the characters are very likable, and a few of them are entirely believable. The plot was good for the most part, but the main plot twist took me by complete surprise, because it was, to put it plainly, far fetched. Again, it failed to convince. Still, I had a very fun time reading it, [...]

    20. The premise grabbed me right away with its creativity--World War One (a favorite, because I write WW1 literature, and the time period isn't super common) a novel about London thieves, and a novel about spying, offered so much to enjoy. And guys, it's a really, really fun story. Definitely worth adding to your TBR this year.First: the characters and setting are effortlessly creative. I love the Cornish setting (hadn't really paid attention to that before or read books with that focus) and the mic [...]

    21. Apparently, Roseanna White has read every review I've ever written and decided that she should write a book featuring my ideal hero. Kidding. While I don't have an "in" with Ms. White, Peter is definitely top shelf book boyfriend material aka Renee's Dream Man. Can every romance hero be the nerdy author dude with an endearing stutter and the owner of an estate in Cornwall in which resides a huge, messy library? Yes, please.Okay. Now that I've gotten the squeeing out of the waye serious stuff. Th [...]

    22. A Name Unknown was a great introduction to White's new series. I really liked the characters and the whole premise. I loved the writing style; it was easy to read and very engaging.I liked the romance and seeing the characters grow closer together. I didn't know how things would end up, mainly because there was a lot standing in their way, but I couldn't wait to read more and find out.The setting was great and I am eager to read the next book to see what happens next. I really grew to love Rosem [...]

    23. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. So many reads lately seem to follow a typical pattern. This one was a bit different, and thus a refreshing change from the expected.This book combines the lives of rich and poor, and it gives a great view of both. The reader ends up with empathy for both, and I found myself, at least, understanding both sides of the coin.Rosemary is a terrific heroine. I really connected with her. She is torn in the direction of the right of her heart with the logic of her mind. I [...]

    24. THIS book.Strong heroine? Check. Sweet, realistic romance? Check. Faith Content? Check!I had read only a couple of Roseanna M White's before this one---which I liked, by the way. However, this one tops them both so that it shines in a brilliant, sun glaring light. (Not REALLY, so no worries. Eclipse glasses are not needed for the viewing of this book.)I loved the heroine of this story. She was witty, mentally strong, and street smart. She could take care of herself, and yet was still feminine. T [...]

    25. Ah, this was another lovely read from one of my favorite authors! I have come to expect quality writing, thought-provoking content, and a riveting story line from Mrs. White. I am happy to report this book was no exception.The main female character is no someone you can agree with through the whole book, yet she is certainly someone you can admire. Her point of view does lend food for thought, even though wrong is still wrong. The best part, of course, is how Peter Holstein is able to show her a [...]

    26. Here’s the thing. This book isn’t a surprise on every page. And yet it is. I could have told you from the synopsis almost everything that would happen. None of it was a surprise.But you know what? It all was. Roseanna White is that good.The characters, the plot, the twists, everything—I called them. I think anyone could, really. But Ms. White sends you on a journey through this story that makes you surprised at what you already expected. That is some seriously good writing. She gives you j [...]

    27. I very much enjoyed this story.I love the historical settings of the novel and how Roseanna did her research. She has a certain talent for storytelling and I have a certain talent for "losing" myself in her books. I did enjoy meeting new people and making new friends with the characters in the book.I liked Rosemary and I didn't. I like her because she had a way of bringing out the truth in oneself and others. "Everyone tells lies", she said.I didn't really like how she went about certain things [...]

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