From the Back Cover
Do Their Dreams Still Matter?
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, including keeping an eye on a talented engineer working as a clockmaker. But not until he rescues the man's daughter from a mugging does he begin to wonder what his future might hold.
Evelina Manning has constantly dreamed and worked for independence, but she certainly never meant for it to inspire her fiancé to end their engagement and enlist in the army. When the intriguing man who saved her returns to the Manning residence to study clock 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 deeper into war, the race is on for any technological edge, and Evelina's father's ideas have captured the attention of many--perhaps too many. As danger seems to encroach from every side, it may just take a reformed thief to steal the time they need to escape.
"White proves again that she is a master of thrilling conclusions in the final installment of her Shadows over England series, a tale featuring delightful historical details about clock making set against the tension and suspicion of street life and war in 1915 England."--Booklist
"Fans will adore the romance, suspense, subtle humor and delightful ragtag family of street orphans in this conclusion of the Shadows Over England series. . . . Secrets, lurking dangers, and intriguing new technology bring Barclay and Evelina together in this story of home front heroes, family affection, and abiding faith."--Hope by the Book
"England's preparation for World War I provides an intriguing backdrop for mystery and romance in An Hour Unspent. Although the novel concludes Roseanna's Shadows Over England series, the story is a page-turner in its own right. White deftly synchronizes the lives of the hero, Barclay Pearce, and the heroine, Evalina Manning."--Book Page
Praise for Shadows Over England
"In the first of White's new Shadows Over England series, she reprises her expertise in crafting strong and savvy female protagonists."--Booklist on A Name Unknown
"A beautifully written romance with plenty of suspense."--Library Journal on A Song Unheard