An Hour Unspent (Shadows Over England, #3) by Roseanna M. White

An Hour Unspent (Shadows Over England, #3)

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 return...

Details An Hour Unspent (Shadows Over England, #3)

TitleAn Hour Unspent (Shadows Over England, #3)
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherBethany House Publishers
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Fiction

Reviews An Hour Unspent (Shadows Over England, #3)

  • Andrea Cox
    FTC DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book from NetGalley. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts and opinions.This is, perhaps, Roseanna White’s best book to date. The incredible amount of twists and turns, thorough character development, immersive historical accuracy, analogies and turns of phrase that pull directly from the main characters' jobs and personalities, and familial ties ensur...
  • Melissa Tagg
    Soooooo my favorite in the series. I've loved everything I've read by Roseanna M. White and I'd be incredibly hard pressed to pick a favorite of her various series. But I can say without a doubt that this one is my favorite in the Shadows Over England series. Barclay is such a lovable hero, a perfect mix of strength and doubt. I love the family angle of this different Evelina and Barclay's families look in the beginning, the things Ev...
  • Maddy
    Wow, what an amazing finish to the series! I don’t think I can describe just how much I love this series. I had really high expectations for this book, and it did not disappoint. I was so excited when I first heard that Barclay was getting his own story. The first two books in the series focus on his sisters, and this last one is about him. All three books have both male and female POVs, but I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect with it being ...
  • Sarah Grace
    Barclay's much-anticipated story is finally here! I greatly enjoyed his story, although maybe not quite as much as Rosemary's and Willa's. But it's a close call. Barclay is the most fabulous character ever. I love his big-brotherness, his protectiveness towards his family and his desire to provide for them, his honesty, his integrity, his selflessness. He's just such a great guy, but he's real, too. He has his struggles just like everyone else, w...
  • Victoria Lynn
    Rtc. . . 5 stars of loveliness
  • Staci
    Lovely conclusion to a well done historical series set during WWI. And the cover is just perfect.Barclay is the oldest of his family and the main focus of An Hour Unspent. He's an honorable leading character with his focus on family, street smarts and soft spot for the unloved.As with the entire series, I loved how the author pulled in bits of history to add to the novel. In this one, the addition of Rolex gets my praise. So interesting! Each nov...
  • Deon
    This series is best when read in order.
  • Paula Shreckhise
    An Hour Unspent by Roseanna White is book three in Shadows Over England series and takes place in London, 1915.I love everything about this series, not the least are the beautiful covers. Roseanna is a favorite author and her writing style and evident research kept me very interested. My love of history and spies had me devouring this installment. With each book in the series, I was glad to delve into the intrigue that surrounded this family. Our...
  • Toni Shiloh
    This book was so good and Barclay Pearce may be one of my favorite book heroes. I loved everything about this story and was sad to see it come to an end.
  • Rebecca
    "Love. The thing worth fighting for. Worth dying for. But more - - - worth living for."After a dismal termination of her anticipated nuptials, Evelina Manning is bereft of feelings, of any kind; particularly love. And how embarrassing that a virtual stranger, (Mr. Barclay, was it?) stood as a silent eyewitness to the entire humiliating conversation. Lina would just have to endure her mother's histrionics about a ruined future and pursue her commi...
  • Rachael
    “Perhaps if one viewed God like a Master Clockmaker, then every cog, every gear, every spring was important.“Another wonderful read by this author. I highly recommend reading this entire series. This book can stand alone, but it’s so much better and a fuller picture if all three are read.The characters are so well done, and I couldn’t help but love Barclay and his family. The witty banter, fun, and the compassion and love shown among them...
  • Tricia Mingerink
    I love this book, this series, this author, the narrator they have for the audiobook. Honestly, I would keep reading this series even if it was 12 books long so each member of the family could have their own story. (Though, in following the author it sounds like the next series will be semi-connected/continuation, so I'm super excited for it!). This book was amazing! I've liked Barclay's character all the way from book one, and he didn't disappoi...
  • Eva
    Each book in Roseanna M. White's 'Shadows Over England' series has been amazing, thoroughly enjoyable, and thought-provoking. The final book in the trilogy - An Hour Unspent - lives up to its predecessors and is one of the best Christian novels I've ever read.WHAT I LIKED-Pretty much everything?-It was really cool to get stuff from Barclay's point of view! He's awesome. My heart went out to him more than once because he's trying so hard to distan...
  • Melissa
    Every time I read a Roseanna White book, I think there is no way it can be better than it's predecessor. EVERY SINGLE TIME, she proves me wrong. I ADORED this book, from start to finish, it had it all: great characters, an exciting plot, humor, mysterious moments and two plot twists that were fantastic!!! I read this book in about 24 hours and would have finished it sooner if life hadn't demanded attention, while I was devouring this book. This b...
  • Kate Campos
    An excellent finish to an interesting series. Well researched and written, and full of interesting historical details from 1915 England during WW1. Overall, I preferred her Ladies of the Manor series over the Shadows Over England, but this series comes highly recommended nonetheless. She sure knows how to write a high stakes ending! *I received a copy for review from the publisher via Booklist.
  • Maureen Timerman
    We are back in WWI England, and lucky for us back with some old friends!I love the play the author uses on the title of this book, sounds impossible, until you find out how it is done!We are given some non-stop action, and some new characters to enjoy, or not, but the book becomes a page-turner as we look for answers, and hope that all will survive to the end.Now this is the third book in this series, but can be reads alone, there is enough infor...
  • Kristine Morgan
    An Hour Unspent is book 3 in Roseanna White's Shadows over England series. While I have loved all 3 books I believe this one to be my favorite. Barclay Pearce is a delightful character who truly loves his family and as a reformed thief works for the government. Evalina Manning is a clockmakers daughter and suffragette. I really enjoyed the light suspense along with the romance. I really hope this is not the final book on the family as there are s...
  • Clare O'Beara
    Lovely look at 1915 London with clockmakers, the Westminster Great Clock, a military spy story and a romance. I like that the heroine has suffered from polio but is determined to be able, and while she does not do war work she goes to factories and requests that women workers - replacing the men - are well treated. She is a suffragette but has not made demands to vote while the war is on; however her officer fiance has put their relationship asid...
  • Regina
    Ohh how I loved Barkley's story and will too! More of a review to come!
  • Susan
    Bravo! Ms. White will not disappoint her readers in the long anticipated ending of this series. The Shadow of England series focuses on an adopted family of reformed thieves who use their talents for the British Admiralty war efforts of WWI. While each book can be read as a stand alone, I would recommend reading them in order. I was so happy to finally read Barclay's story. He is by far my favorite in a wonderful, emotional, messy family that is ...
  • Rachael
    4.5 stars: Barclay is such a dear, living up to every hope I had for him. I loved that he's trying to do things in such a way that he won't be ashamed to stand before God, even when it's his skills at theft that the government so desires. I especially loved that he is honest about his motives and intent when he meets with Evelina's father to discuss the propeller plans. It's refreshing to see an example of honesty as the best policy from the outs...
  • Suzie
    Let me just get right to the point and then I’ll delve in a little deeper: Barclay’s story was completely worth the wait!The self-appointed older brother to a patchwork family of orphans and street thieves, Barclay’s heart for those he has chosen to love and protect shines throughout the pages of An Hour Unspent. When he is given an assignment by the mysterious V and connects with a clockmaker and family, he is drawn to the man’s daughter...
  • Lauren
    I read a previous series of hers and loved it so much! This series did not disappoint! I loved all the different situations they all got into and the suspense aspect of it was so fun! I loved the story of Evelina and Barclay! I felt like I got to know “Lina” just as much as Barclay, which was very nice! I loved the way you were really thrown into the lives of the whole family this time. I enjoyed being updated on Rosie and Willa for most of t...
  • Amy
    An Hour Unspent is the third installment from Roseanna M. White exciting series, Shadows Over England. I have loved series and this one did not disappoint me at all. I loved Evelina and Barclay’s story. To me, they had instant chemistry that made me enjoy their scenes together and, also, the best parts of the book. In addition to the romance, there was an element of mystery and suspense that they were thrown into that made me want to find out h...
  • Nancy
    This might be my favorite of the series. It was such fun to see the transformation of Barklay. He has come a long way since the beginning of the series. He is still very protective of his family and very selfless. Evelina meets him as she’s being mugged near her home. Barclay comes to her rescue. A friendship of sorts ensues. Such fun to catch up with the rest of the crew as well! The family is very endearing and seeing them turn from a life of...
  • Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
    I enjoyed every one of the many hours I took to fully immerse myself into this delightful story! Roseanna White expertly writes such dynamic characters and expansive settings that I just can't help but be blissfully lost within the pages of her books!I was super excited to get the chance to read Barclay's story and to meet Evelina! Both of these strong characters grabbed a hold of my heart and wouldn't let go. From the bustling streets of London ...
  • Erin
    We first fell in love with London's premier family of thieves in A Name Unknown, and continued following their adventures in A Song Unheard. Now oldest brother Barclay finally gets his turn to star on the pages, and he cuts quite a dashing figure as he tries to help Mr. V and the Admiralty with anything they need while the Great War rages.Barclay has worked hard to build their family - a collection of orphans who have banded together to escape li...
  • Julie Jobe
    An Hour Unspent is the third and final book in Roseanna M. White’s Shadows Over England Series and it is just as excellent as the first book, A Name Unknown. A Song Unheard, the second book in the series, is waiting in my Kindle app, as I type, to be read as soon as I have a chance to get to it. Just to let you know, reading them out of order did not hinder my ability to understand or enjoy An Hour Unspent; rather it served to make me even more...