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?
“Just now, Rosemary Gresham, librarian, was going to enjoy the life she’d borrowed.” Why not start off this review with my favorite quote. First thing I thought after reading this quote in the story was that this should have been on the back of the book. Anyway back to what I thought about the book. Roseanna M. White’s books are more seriously written. Not that they are boring, but because they are filled will detail and not as much humor than other authors had into their story. White’s writing style is slower that most authors I have read, so I always take longer to read them. This book is a good, clean story, with a intriguing plot.
Rosemary, the main character’s back story was interesting and intriguing. I enjoyed reading her story. White did a very good job with this novel.
So, do I recommend this book? Yes, I do.
Title: A Name Unknown
Author: Roseanna M. White
Author’s Website: http://www.roseannamwhite.com/
I received this book from the Bethany House Publishing of the Baker Publishing Group for this review.
Reading Resolution 2: Read a book where the main character has the same eye color as you.
This review is written in my own words and is my honest opinion.