“With the greatest risks come the greatest rewards”. As one of it’s primary themes, this phrase is given many different layers and meanings in Roseanna M. White’s newest release, “A Name Unknown”. Before beginning this novel, I felt rather indifferent to it. I was neither excited about it, nor did I not want to read it. I simply thought I would give it a try, and had neither high nor low expectations for it. What I didn’t guess was that it would quickly rise to number one on my list of favourite books!
What can I say about “A Name Unknown”? Delightful? Charming? Hilarious? Sweet? Endearing? All of these would be fitting descriptions, though none of them, nor even all of them, could do it justice. I don’t believe I have ever read a novel with a heroine quite as unique as Rosemary Gresham. She is witty, charming, smart, compassionate, and just likeable in general – all while being one of the finest thieves in England! As you can probably guess, this lifestyle that has fallen upon Rosemary opens the door to many beautiful faith-building, redemptive concepts. In fact, Rosemary’s journey to acceptance of God is one of the key aspects of the whole story.
“A Name Unknown” is truly an exceptionally well-done novel. It brings abundant laughter, never-would-have-guessed intrigue, a sweet and slowly-developed love story, and faith-building challenges, all while remaining fundamentally clean and full of fun for readers of many ages. It’s not every day that books like that are written. But when they are, they make the world just a little bit of a better place.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”