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An Hour Unspent

(Shadows Over England #3)

4.66  ·  Rating details ·  214 Ratings  ·  107 Reviews
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 engagemen
Paperback, 413 pages
Published September 4th 2018 by Bethany House Publishers
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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 ensure that this story will be not only remembered well b
Melissa Tagg
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 Evelina learns about what makes a family. I love the ...more
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 about the brother instead of the sisters. It’s Barclay
Deanne Patterson
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
An Hour Unspent is the third and final book in the Shadows Over England series.
It's pretty evident with Roseanna's very detailed descriptions and obviously many hours of research she loves what she does. By this I mean she loves to research her books and writing them for us and her quality of work really reflects this. You better believe I felt as if I was there in the early 1910's in England. Barclay, it's so exciting to see him get his own story now, it was everything I had hoped it would be a
Sarah Grace
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ages 16+ for violence and romance
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, which is what I think makes him such a great charac
Victoria Lynn
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rtc. . . 5 stars of loveliness
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
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 novel has also shown how Christ is essential and a gu

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 hero, Barclay Pearce, is the self-appointed big b
Toni Shiloh
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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.
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, reviewed
So much HEART! This is how I can define this book... the entire series, in fact!
I've been very much looking forward to writing this review. But I'm feeling SO MUCH I don't know how to put it into words!

Barclay Pearce is a figure! Still finding his steps in this new called faith but with a heart as big as the family he's grown. Steadfast and loyal, he's having a blast seeing his sister find happiness and welcoming new brothers into the family. And as this said patched family grows and find their
Sarah Monzon
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
No one has a bigger heart than Barclay ❤❤ ...more
Ashley Nikole
Jan 16, 2018 marked it as to-read
Oh goodness- I cannot even wait. I am almost through book two- loving Barclay's part in it- and CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS ONE!!!!! STOKEEEDDDDD
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"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 commitment to the National Union of Women's Suffrage So
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“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 was beautiful and inspiring. It was such a well done cont
Tricia Mingerink
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 disappoint in this book! I enjoyed that in here, he is alr
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-books
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.


-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 distance himself from his past and work honestly. Like I
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 book was basically perfect from cover to cover. If ...more
Kate Campos
Aug 01, 2018 rated it liked it
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.
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.

This third and final book in the Shadows Over England companion series was just as entertaining as the previous two books. Roseanna M. White has become one of my favorite Christian romance authors. I love the historical settings of her books and the added m
Oct 02, 2018 marked it as to-read
Genre: Historical Christian Fiction.

My Rating: 5 Stars. Recommendation: 15 up.

My favorite character/s: Barclay is the big brother, I loved finding out more about him and I really enjoyed getting to see who made all of the "family" into who they were. Barclay was an awesome character. I now think he is my favorite of all of the characters in the series. I liked how he treated his siblings and was always kind!!

My Verse for Barclay is James 1:27
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Fat
Maureen Timerman
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
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 information given, but you might want to treat yourself
Kristine Morgan
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 still several siblings with stories to tell. So gra ...more
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 how they were going to solve. The historical details ...more
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 aside and gone to war. This leaves the way clear for a ...more
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ohh how I loved Barkley's story and will too! More of a review to come!
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing

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 easy to love. In Barclay, Ms. White has given us a
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 outset, even when it is his nature to con his way in r ...more
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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. Evelina Manning’s drive and determination hide a more vu
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 the book as well. There was a lot of closure in this bo
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Christian Fiction...: An Hour Unspent by Roseanna M. White (Oct. 1 - Oct. 31) 23 69 Oct 18, 2018 05:05PM  
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 ...more

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