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Series: Shadows Over England (Book 1)
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (July 4, 2017)
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?
Meet the author - Roseanna M. WhiteRoseanna M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna’s fiction ranges from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. She lives with her family in West Virginia.
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I thought this was a great start to a new series. The setting is perfect for a nice day of reading. I liked how she described each setting. It really made me feel a part of this book. Reading about Rosemary's life from where she came from to what she is doing "now" was interesting. I also liked getting to know Peter. Then to have their stories intertwine was a good way for this book to go. You can tell that the author had done her research as the historical details really come out in her writing. I am looking forward to more books in this series.
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