She's out to steal his name-will he steal her heart instead?
About the book:
She's out to steal his name. Will he steal her heart instead?
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 are no longer pickpockets-now they focus on high value items and have learned how to blend into upper-class society. Rosemary's challenge of a lifetime comes when she's assigned to determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany. How does one steal a family's history, their very name?
Rumors swirl around Peter Holstein. Awkward and solitary, but with access to the king, many fear his influence. But Peter can't help his German last name and wants to prove his loyalty to the crown-so he can go back to anonymously writing a series of popular adventure novels. When Rosemary arrives on his doorstop pretending to be a well- credentialed historian, Peter believes she's the right person to help him dig through his family's past.
Anger and danger continue to mount, though, and both realize they're in a race against time to discover the truth-about Peter's past and about the undeniable attraction kindling between them.
Roseanna 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 is the author of over a dozen historical novels and novellas, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her British series. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to make their way into her novels . . . to offset her real life, which is blessedly boring. She passes said boring life with her husband and kids in the beautiful mountains of eastern West Virginia.
First of all, this cover is amazing, seriously, one of my top favorite book covers ever! Then I started to read the pages underneath this cover and was completely drawn into the storyline and into the characters' lives. Rosemary and Peter are both amazing characters, I instantly liked both of them, and they are so intriguing. Rosemary doesn't have a real family in the traditional sense of the word and her loyalty to her family is strong, it may be tested with her latest assignment. Peter has never truly fit in, but his position has protected him. Now, Rosemary seems to be just the person he needs to help him uncover the truth about his family and yet she has her own motives for helping him.
This is a very well-written book with a unique storyline. I loved the suspense, the romance and overall the style of the story and the dialogue between characters. It was so easy to become lost in this time period and into the secret discussions and stealthy work. I am excited to read the next book in the series and I highly recommend this book to those whom enjoy historical romance.
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*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*