A Name Unknown: Shadows Over England, Book #1 by Roseanna M. White is a Christian, Historical Fiction, Romance Novel that was published on July 4th 2017 by Bethany House Publishing. SYNOPSIS: Edwardian Romance and History Gains a Twist of Suspense..Rosemary 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 more than his name?
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. Roseanna has a slew of historical novels available, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. She lives with her family in West Virginia. Learn more at www.RoseannaMWhite.com
My thoughts: I decided to read A Name Unknown because I love historical fiction and romance novels. I love how White writes a book that will transform you back in time to London before World War I. The author does not disappoint with the characters and their amazing backstories. The settings that are described so vividly that you can close your eyes and see it exactly as if you are there. The plot line is very well planned out and well thought through leaving you guessing at the end of every page. I found this novel to be an outstanding read that will leave you wanting more. I must say this will be a book that I will read again in the future. Overall, I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more of from this author. **I received an advanced readers copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. **