In honor of Valentine’s Day, I would like to highlight some awesome historical romances by one of my favorite authors and announce the cover reveal to the upcoming finale of her latest series, Shadows Over England. Make sure you read all the way to the end of this post for the cover reveal and giveaway!
Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award-nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at www.RoseannaMWhite.com.
In the second book, A Song Unheard, we get to know Willa, Rosemary’s adopted sister, as she is sent on a mission to steal a cipher from her favorite musician. She is taken off guard when he becomes enamored with her musical talent.
Roseanna’s characters deal with all of these, and more, and today I would like to highlight seven ways true love is shown in The Shadows Over England series:
In Willa’s and Lukas’ respective faith journeys they both come to realize how God has been present throughout their lives, even when they did not recognize Him.
Which brings me to my final point…
6. Love forgives. Lukas and Peter are lied to by the women they love (who, let’s not forget, have also been hired to steal from them. Can we say, counseling?) Willa has been hurt by her parents, and that hurt holds her back from forming new relationships. Peter has been threatened, shunned, and slandered by the people in his town because of his German ties. Somehow, all of these people are (eventually) able to love in spite of their very real hurts. How? Forgiveness. No relationship, no matter how strong or perfect it’s beginning, can completely escape the necessity of forgiveness. We have all hurt and been hurt by someone we love. Just like the characters in these books, we come to a point where we must ask ourselves: Do I care more about my hurt than I care about the relationship?
And now it is time (hehehe) to talk about Book Three: An Hour Unspent which is due to release in September of this year.
And now the moment you have all been waiting for….Drumroll, please…….
I LOVE the gorgeous image of the clock face in the background with the radiant light shining through, illuminating the room. The woman on the front is a red-head, which is exciting because red-headed heroines are always awesome (Anne Shirley may disagree, but I have always loved gingers). You can tell she’s going to be a feisty one. She looks ready to engage in some witty banter, and probably take someone’s ego down a notch or two. Based off of the character description, and what I have read in interviews with other bloggers, I would say there is a very good chance of this happening at least once in the book. Looking forward to some awesome dialogue!
My ONE teeny tiny complaint with this cover is that it does not have Barclay on it. I have enjoyed getting to know him as a secondary character in the other two books and am really looking forward to becoming better acquainted with him in An Hour Unspent. Because of this, I am slightly disappointed he is not on the cover, but I love what is on the cover enough to get over it. I am so excited about this book!
To celebrate this cover reveal, the author is giving away one copy of each of the first two books in the series, A Name Unknown and A Song Unheard. Click on the titles to read my reviews. They are both excellent and you will not be disappointed. If you would like to enter the giveaway, click here or on the link above. What a perfect opportunity to get caught up before Book 3 releases!
One final note: An Hour Unspent is now available for pre-order! Click on one of the links below to reserve your copy!
Thank you for reading! If you would like to know more about Roseanna White and her books, visit her website and Goodreads page by clicking the links below. Good luck with all your upcoming releases, Roseanna! Keep writing!