Hilarious, Intriguing, and Sweet! (Guest Review by Hayley)

“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!   Continue reading

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A Stunning Conclusion to a Remarkable Series

ladies-of-the-manor-series-imageSigh… I am quite sad. Why? Because one of the most intriguing, compelling and well-written novel series I’ve read in a long time has reached the end. Finished. Over. Forever. Isn’t that tragic? Roseanna M. White’s “Ladies of the Manor” series, published by Bethany House, began a year ago with the release of “The Lost Heiress”, followed this past spring by “The Reluctant Duchess”, and now concluding with “A Lady Unrivaled”. Each of these stories is built upon each other, and the characters, mystery, and basically the entire plot is interwoven very closely. My recommendation is NOT to read these books as stand-alone novels, or out of their proper order, because the full effect of the story will undoubtedly be lost. Continue reading

A Remarkable Yet Difficult Sequel

The Reluctant Duchess headerHave you ever read a book containing an irresistible setting and characters you adore, but that was built around a storyline that just didn’t align with your morals and principles pertaining to Christian Fiction? Well, that is my dilemma with Roseanna M. White’s newest book in the historical “Ladies of the Manor” series, entitled “The Reluctant Duchess”. Published by Bethany House in the spring of 2016, this story contains many recurring characters, sub-plots, and themes from the previous book in the series, and should definitely be read in the order intended by the author. Continue reading

A Sweeping, Dramatic Saga

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LostHeiress_BethanyTitle: The Lost Heiress

Author: Roseanna M. White

Publishing House/Publication Date: Bethany House/September, 2015

Genres: Christian Historical Fiction; Inspirational Romance; Mystery and Drama

Time Period: 1910

Number of Pages: 448

Series: Book #1 in the ‘Ladies of the Manor’ series

You should read this book if… You enjoy sweeping, dramatic sagas filled with intricate and interwoven storylines. Mystery, romance, and suspense also abound within the pages of this book, making it difficult to put down.

Tone and Mood: While this novel would not be considered a carefree, bright and cheerful novel, neither is it shrouded in darkness and despair all the time. Rather it is a fairly well balanced mixture of both extremes. Heart-pounding action and suspense at various high points complete it as a masterfully told story. Continue reading