Sometimes there are those books that are the perfect escape from life—and this was one of those books. I enjoyed reading Peter and Rosemary’s story. This book takes place on the brink of WWI—a time period that I’m falling more and more in love with. I liked that this wasn’t your typical “perfect guy”/”perfect girl” romance. Peter has a terrible stutter, and it was refreshing to read (and fall in love with) a hero with such an outward flaw. I love that Rosemary wasn’t your typical strong female heroine. Her feet are placed both in the good-guy and bad-guy camp (but she does ultimately choose which camp she’s going to stay in). This is the perfect weekend escape (if you’re needing one!) Super excited to read the rest of the up-coming books in Roseanna’s Shadows Over England series!
More about A Name Unknown:
She’s out to steal his name. Will he steal her heart instead?
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 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?
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 doorstop pretending to be a well-credentialed historian, Peter believes she’s the right person to help him dig through his family’s past.
Anger 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.
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 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.