“An Hour Unspent” by Roseanna M. White

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“Once London’s top thief, Barclay Pearce has turned his back on his life of crime and now uses his skills for a nation at war. But not until he rescues a clockmaker’s daughter from a mugging does he begin to wonder what his future might hold.

Evelina Manning has constantly fought for independence, but she certainly never meant for it to inspire her fiancé to end the engagement and enlist in the army. When the intriguing man who saved her returns to the Manning residence to study clockwork repair with her father, she can’t help being interested. But she soon learns that nothing with Barclay Pearce is as simple as it seems.

As 1915 England plunges ever deeper into war, the work of an ingenious clockmaker may give England an unbeatable military edge–and Germany realizes it as well. Evelina’s father soon finds his whole family in danger–and it may just take a reformed thief to steal the time they need to escape.”

It’s no secret that Roseanna White is one of my absolutely favorite authors, and this series, Shadows Over England, has been absolutely fascinating! The setting being WWI, there has been intrigue, suspense, and spies! What could be better?

Honestly, it is so difficult to say that one book is better than another, but if such a thing were possible, this was the best!

Ever since book 1 Barclay has been one of my favorite characters so I was eagerly anticipating his story, and he certainly did not disappoint. We get to find out his backstory and how that plays out in the present. So wonderful!

And then Evelina. I know some people have mixed/negative feelings about her, but I really liked her! I didn’t necessarily agree with her at all times, but I very much enjoyed seeing her growth, and the relationship/resolution with her mother was so well done.

Then of course we get to see other characters from previous books (including a couple glimpses of Margo)!

The story line was amazing!

The suspense as good or better than any of read.

Spiritual content was spot on.

Resolution perfect!

I’m giving this story 6 out of 5 stars!!! 😀

Can’t wait for the next series!

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this ebook from Bethany House Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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