Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Litfuse Review: A Name Unknown by:Roseanna M. White

 A Name Unknown (Shadows Over England #1)
About the Book:
 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?


My Review:
This story in beginning made me not like Rosemary very much. She is basically a person that is involved with and part of a family of local thieves in the London community but their thievery has hopes of reaching an even bigger area. Rosemary knows the drill and her latest intended target seems like a simple enough job. But it doesn't take long for Peter to impress her enough that she is having second thoughts about what she is about to do to him.

 Peter seems pretty clueless. He also seems to be a pretty charming guy without even really trying to hard and Rosemary picks up on that almost instantly. She has to stay focused which is how she is able to pull off her heists but this one is proving to be a little harder than anticipated which could mess up everything.

 A great read with a lot of twists and turns. In the end the romance is turned up which makes it very interesting especially based on the street kids of London.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.