Image of A Name Unknown (Shadows Over England)


Image of A Name Unknown (Shadows Over England)

A spying thief, an embattled novelist, a library overflowing with books and White’s exquisite talent? How could any self-respecting fan of historical fiction say no to that? Readers will be instantly captivated by Rosemary Gresham and her ragamuffin family, a company of street urchins turned high-society thieves. Peter Holstein is a complicated hero with a gracious heart, and their gradual romance is graced with moments of humor, as well as adventure and a sweet message of true worth.

Rosemary Gresham is exceptionally skilled at thieving, but it’s her ability to blend with high society that places her in Peter Holstein’s library for her new job — gathering intelligence to determine if his German roots cloud his loyalty to Britain’s crown. With distrust of all things German on the rise in England, Peter already uses a pen name to publish his series of adventure novels. But a growing rash of personal attacks makes it even more urgent for him to unearth his family history once and for all. (BETHANY HOUSE, Jul., 432 pp., $15.99)

Reviewed by: 
Carrie Townsend