Thursday, July 20, 2017

"A Name Unknown" by Roseanna M White Book Tour and GiveAway

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About the Book

Book title: A Name Unknown
Author: Roseanna M. White
Release date: July 4, 2017
Genre: Historical Romance

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?
As Europe moved closer to World War I, 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.
When danger and suspicion 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.
My Review: 
"A Name Unknown " is a fantastic book.  It is the start of a new series by Roseanna M. White.  I am just gonna come right out and say it, I have read  four other books of Roseanna White and I have the rest in my stack of books from the library to read, I liked "A Name Unknown" the best of the five.

 "A Name Unknown" kept me turning the pages because I just had to know how the book ended and now that I have finished it I want the next book immediately.  I know I have to give her time to write it, but sometime don't we readers wish authors could write as fast as we can read what they pen.

This story has secrets and books and the title fits the story!

I can't decide who my favorite character is because I like so many of them but I will say three characters are my favorite. Rosemary because she doesn't do the things she does because of greed but because of love for her family because family isn't always made of blood relations. Peter because he honors The Lord and because people judge him and he just is who he is. The third character I like is Elowyn, who is just 5 and not in the story much but this reader likes children and she states that she is gonna marry Peter when she is old enough. There is another part in the book when she pouts  for about thirty seconds, lol ( but I won't say more on that because it might be giving something away).

I like this story because it has plots and books ( yes I know I mention that before but readers like books right?) and children and it is a Clean love story and does have history without the history being boring.

This story also has quotes that has life lessons about prayer and how if we let God change us we would be better for it. These examples are taught using rocks and dresses.

I also have to say the ending isn't at all what I expected it to be!  I encourage you to get a copy of  "A Name Unknown" by Roseanna  M. White and  see what spies and thieves and Kings and princes and orphans and books and authors all have in common within the pages of a well written novel.

Definitely a five star novel.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.

About the Author
RoseannaJuly2016Roseanna 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. You can learn more about her and her stories at

Guest Post from Roseanna White

It’s always a challenge to make a historical setting authentic—especially when it’s set in a region you’ve only ever read about. As I was writing A Name Unknown, I learned so much about Cornwall—all the more when I had the opportunity to visit the gorgeous Penzance region while the book was still in edits! I quickly learned that I had far too many trees in my story, and hadn’t quite captured the uniqueness of the coastal setting. I dove into rewrites with excitement and gusto, ready to make my fictional Cornwall more like the real one.

I studied the Cornish accent, Cornish foods, typical Cornish coloring in hair and eyes. I’ve now gotten rather proficient at making pasties (beef hand pies) from scratch, I’ve special-ordered ingredients to make Cornish ginger cookies called fairings, and I’ve spent quite a lot of time listening to videos of people speaking in a Cornish accent.

Delving into this rich region and its history was a blast! And I’m so excited to get to share the culture of Cornwall—and a taste of their unique flavors—with you. In a special Celebrate Lit giveaway, I’ll be offering not only a signed copy of my book, but also some homemade ginger fairings! Here’s the recipe I used . . . after special ordering the Mixed Spice (reminiscent of pumpkin pie spice) and Golden Syrup (a thick syrup with a bit of a toffee flavor) from Amazon. 😉 (I have a gram scale so did use the weight measurements rather than volume—also, English teaspoons and tablespoons are a bit bigger than American, so I heaped them, and I turned out deliciously.)


100 grams butter, cold and diced
225 grams all-purpose flour
¼ heaping teaspoon salt
2 heaping teaspoons baking powder
2 heaping teaspoons baking soda
1 heaping teaspoon ginger
2 heaping teaspoons mixed spice
100 grams superfine (caster) sugar
4 heaping tablespoons golden syrup

Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease baking sheets or line with parchment paper.

Combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and spices in a stand mixer. Add the butter and beat until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Stir in sugar.

In a small saucepan, warm the golden syrup until it’s clarified a bit; stir into the flour mixture until a dough forms. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and put on prepared baking sheets a few inches apart.

Bake 8-10 minutes, until golden. Cool a few minutes on the trays and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Blog Stops

July 20: Genesis 5020
July 21: Pause for Tales
July 22: Bigreadersite
July 23: Vicky Sluiter
July 26: Carpe Diem
July 27: cherylbbookblog
July 27: Splashes of Joy
July 29: Karen Sue Hadley
July 31: Cafinated Reads
July 31: Artistic Nobody


To celebrate this tour, Roseanna is giving away a grand prize of a paperback copy of A Name Unknown & 2 dozen cookies from Roseanna!!! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!


  1. I really want to read A Name Unknown. I love Roseanna's book covers! The cookies sound yummy!

  2. This is been on my One to Watch list since it came out! Sounds fantastic!

  3. Thanks for the review. I can't wait to read A Name Unknown.

  4. Great review, Debbie! I'm excited to read Roseanna's new series!

  5. Thanks for a great review and for being part of this tour!