A Name Unknown

Written by Roseanna M. White
Review by Francesca Pelaccia

It’s 1914 in England. Rosemary Gresham is a top-caliber thief who can disguise her low birth and lack of education and mingle with aristocrats to steal high-value items. She has been hired to work as a librarian at the country estate of Peter Holstein by the mysterious Mr. V. Her mission is to find evidence to establish that Peter’s allegiance lies with Germany and not England. A social recluse, who anonymously writes a detective series, Peter has economic ties to Germany but is a loyal British citizen and a close friend of the royal family. But with England drawing closer to WW1, Peter is seen by neighbours and politicians as an enemy who could steer the king wrong.

A Name Unknown is an inspirational mystery-romance with the emphasis on Rosemary’s character and spiritual development. Rosemary starts off determined to do her job and help her family of orphans and pickpockets, but ends up falling in love with Peter and trying to find evidence that will disprove Mr. V’s assertion. Peter also develops and becomes more social and engaging. The novel is a lovely story about the strength of faith and love.