I loved A Name Unknown because it is so fresh and different. The first historical in White’s Shadows over England series, the plot takes place amid the background circumstances that eventually lead Great Britain into World War. Rosemary Gresham, a librarian by day and a thief by trade, finds herself troubled with her new employer. Peter Holstein is a man so private that people either love him or hate him because no one really knows what he’s about.
Historically complex but not overwhelmed with historical details, White creates a story of private people struggling to make decisions that have the power to influence the fate of a nation. With fabulous characters and a complex plot, White weaves a masterful tale of suspense and fear, regret and loss and ultimately redemption. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White for my candid review.
Roseanna M. White has written a compelling Edwardian romance in her new book A Lady Unrivaled. As the third novel in the Ladies of Manor series, A Lady Unrivaled follows the trail of the fire eyes. Rich in details and full of strong, fascinating characters, White’s novels introduces us to unconventional Lady Ella, the younger sister of the Duke of Nottingham. Readers will enjoy an entertaining story full of intrigue, love, insecurity, and danger.
I really enjoyed the story and I have read the first novel in the Ladies of Manor series. I did find the occasional references to details introduced in the first two novels of the series sometimes too detailed and confusing. I like that even though A Lady Unrivaled is part of a series it has the feel of a stand-alone novel. The pace of the plot was slower than I anticipated but I still enjoyed reading it.
With the unexpected plot twists and the variety of well-developed characters, White has written an intriguing story of obsession and betrayal. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna M. White for my candid review.
Full of mystery, betrayal, redemption and human complexity, The Lost Heiress by Roseanna M. White is a historical romance worth reading. As an author White skillfully creates authentically complex characters who draw us into a world of titles, power, and money in England’s early twentieth century. The characters of The Lost Heiress are an eclectic group of people who struggle to determine where to place their loyalties.
Brooke was raised in Morocco with the royal family and is accustomed to privilege and money. However, she feels lost because of her mother’s mysterious death and she longs to discover where she truly belongs. Justin, Brooke’s friend and heir to an English title, discovers that Brooke is heiress of Whitby Park and that her real father still lives. With Justin’s help Brooke returns to England and to her father, who openly accepts her despite the skepticism of his household.
Roseanna White creates a captivating story of intrigue and loss and of redemption and renewal. With unexpected plot twists throughout her novel White shows us a period of progress and change in titled England. While I appreciated the depth of White’s characters, I found the numerous characters somewhat difficult to keep track of as the story unfolds. Overall though, White’s well written, intense story is definitely worth reading. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of The Lost Heiress by Roseanna M. White for my candid review.