At last we’ve come to the release of the book we’ve all been waiting for – the third installment of Roseanna White’s masterpiece series “Shadows Over England”. After reading “A Name Unknown” (which still remains my single most favourite book over a year later), and “A Song Unheard”, I was very anxiously awaiting my copy of “An Hour Unspent” and I can now say it was with good reason.
Barclay was one of my favourite characters in both the other books, and learning more of his background, and some very surprising secrets, was such fun, as were the increased appearances of his other siblings, particularly Lucy and Elinor. I also enjoyed the character development of Evelina, our kind, headstrong heroine as she works through revelations about herself after a broken-off engagement. The transforming power of faith is very evident in the lives of the hero, heroine, and secondary characters, with Barclay’s guiding words being Ephesians 4:28: “Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.”
Another note: I was thrilled to learn more about Mr. V! While there still remains an air of mystery around him, by the end of the book he was not quite so much an enigma, but rather a character with a very real story.
I absolutely urge you to dive into the “Shadows Over England” series. These books have everything a good story needs, and much more besides. And, in case you were unaware, Roseanna White’s next book features Margot De Wilde, whom we have already met in the second and third books of this series!
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”