A Name Unknown

A Name Unknown

4 Stars -- A good start to a series I love!

The pre-World War 1 environment Roseanna White created was both inviting and disheartening as I can imagine it truly was in those days.

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The pre-World War 1 environment Roseanna White created was both inviting and disheartening as I can imagine it truly was in those days, and the character Peter Holstein was enchanting and inspiring. I can well imagine being in his employ would be a constant flip between exasperating and endearing, even though he goes down as one of my favorite characters out of all the books I’ve recently read.

While I understand that the author slowed much of the action and romance down out of realistic and timeline necessity, I would have preferred the early-to-mid part of the novel cut by about ten percent–but recognize this is a personal preference not shared by my friends who crave every detail. Still, the overall story was excellent and well worth my time. I look forward to reading more about this unique family.


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?

Series: Shadows Over England, Book 1
Genres: Christian Historical, Christian Romance, FICTION
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication Year: 2017
Length: 432 pages
ISBN: 9780764219269

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