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A Name Unknown

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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?

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

5 Star

I am so excited about Roseanna M. White’s new novel, A Name Unknown. From the cover to the synopsis, when I first caught a glimpse of this book it was one that I knew I wanted to read. It sounded fantastic, and it did not disappoint at all.

For me, this was one of those books that the main characters quickly endeared themselves to me. Both Rosemary and Peter have their flaws. However, those same flaws are woven so well into who they are that they feel natural and make them seem like real people. Both of them have their dreams and quirks and personalities. Some of these same things also trickle into the secondary characters.

As for the plot, I am impressed. This book took a number of twists and turns in ways that I did not expect. It had some of those moments of things not always being as they seem and I savored that. This book is also bursting from the spine with themes of faith and does a wonderful job of presenting the gospel message—and in a way that does not come across as preachy at all.

Overall, this book is certainly going to be a favorite and I can hardly wait for the rest of this series. There is so much to love in this book and it is one that I would highly recommend.

“Fiction is a way to express mankind’s deepest heart. His fears. His hopes. His failings. His successus. Fiction is truth . . . in a pretty wrapping.”

-Peter Holstein, A Name Unknown

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