1. A Name Unknown #1
    Roseanna M. White
    Bethany House / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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  1. memaw
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Name Unknown
    June 21, 2021
    memaw
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a book you can not put down, full of intrigue and surprises. Romanace and a desire to dhange the direction of your life. Excellent read.
  2. Esmeralda @ Lattes & Literature
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Lovely Story Made For Re-Reading
    December 19, 2020
    Esmeralda @ Lattes & Literature
    Reading "A Name Unknown" was a throughly enjoyable experience, the first and the second time. It is a satisfying and filling read, that I would liken it to a hot bowl of hearty chili.

    I love many things about this book, but I must begin with the historical piece. White choose to set "A Name Unknown" in the early 1900s, right as WWI was beginning. As any of my fellow historical fiction readers can attest to, there are a comparatively few number of books set during WWI to those set during WWII, this element of "A Name Unknown" makes it even more interesting.

    "A Name Unknown" is set in the English countryside and in London, giving the readers a lovely change in scenery, part way through the story. I enjoyed to being introduced to an entire village and many of its inhabitants.

    The characters of "A Name Unknown" are wonderful. It was difficult not to love Rosemary Gresham and her large family, as well as Peter Holstein and his close friends. Peter's absentminded writer's personality was endearing, as is his penchant for note writing, and his heart is simply beautifully. Rosemary certainly undergoes quite a bit of character growth, as she opens her heart to both Peter and God, but I enjoyed her every bit as much at page 1 as I did at page 426.

    "A Name Unknown" has it's suspenseful pieces, as does every good story. Mr. V certainly is interesting and mysterious in his way and I will say that one plot twist caught me by surprise. All in all, it was a lovely read.
  3. Debbie from ChristFocus
    Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Humorous, with engaging characters. Rosemary had some hard choices to make.
    June 4, 2020
    Debbie from ChristFocus
    Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    "A Name Unknown" is a suspenseful Christian romance set in 1914 in England. Rosemary was orphaned when she was young and became a talented thief to survive and to support a growing number of other orphans that she calls family. Peter become a recluse because of his stutter, but he's a talented author. Rosemary's hired by a mysterious man to find proof that Peter is loyal to Germany. Then Peter hires her to organize his library (which includes journals and personal letters from several generations) and asks for Rosemary's help to prove that he's a loyal English citizen.

    Rosemary's impersonation of a librarian and Peter's tendency to get wrapped up in his latest idea for his novel lend themselves to many humorous moments. Since Rosemary doesn't know the proper way to behave, she and Peter ended up writing letters back and forth and got to know each other that way as well as through personal interaction. Rosemary had some hard choices to make by the end. Rosemary and Peter were a good match who respected and supported each other. The main characters acted realistically, were very engaging, and I cared about what happened to them.

    Rosemary believed that God wasn't interested in her, only rich people, but Peter loves to tell others about Christ. Through their letters (usually not read in a scene), he answered her questions about God. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this enjoyable historical romance.
  4. Jocelyn Green, author of Faith Deployed
    Cedar Falls, IA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Brilliant
    March 23, 2020
    Jocelyn Green, author of Faith Deployed
    Cedar Falls, IA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Atypical, three-dimensional characters, compelling plot and robust spiritual arcs make this novel a winner. Roseanna did a fabulous job drawing the characters and setting, right down to accents, vocabulary/idioms, and even pronunciation. An outstanding, brilliant book with profound spiritual truth without being preachy.
  5. alwaysreading
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent Book
    April 9, 2019
    alwaysreading
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    A NAME UNKNOWN

    A name unknown is the first book in the Shadows over England series.

    Rosemary Greshem has lived most of her life on the streets of London becoming one of the best pickpockets and thief in all of the England. As world war one looms in the distance, Rosemary is approached by a mysterious man calling himself "Mr. V". He wants Rosemary to infiltrate the home of Peter Holstein, with the intention of finding out where his loyalties lay. Although she has doubts about taking on the assignment, he offers to pay her well enough that she would be able to provide coats and shoes for the little ones in her "adopted" family.

    Peter Holstein is a loyal English subject but with a German last name there are those in the English government how would question his loyalties. He needs to find his grandfather's paperwork that proves that he is a loyal Englishman, the problem is Peter's father could have put them anywhere in the house.

    First let me say that I'm not normally a fan of this time era, just prior to World War I but Roseanne White has written such an engaging story that I couldn't help but get sucked into it.

    Rosemary and Peter were such wonderful characters, they were well written and so unique. What really hooked me was that both had a passion for the written word. Rosemary in her element organizing Peter's library, while Peter loves to write.

    There was so many unique aspects to this story. Rosemary using her "street" skills to try to find any safes or passages. The fact that she and Peter exchanged letters to communicate even though they lived on the same property. These were just a couple that touched my heart and made this book scream to be read.

    This was a new author for me and I am so glad that I took the chance to try her writing. I would highly recommend this book and this author to anyone who loves historical fiction.

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