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- The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site.
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- There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have all weekend (until Sunday, 10/22 at midnight MST)! So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books.
- Submit your entry for the grand prizes by collecting the clue on each author’s scavenger hunt post and submitting your answer in the Rafflecopter form at Stop #25. Many authors are offering additional prizes along the way!
A Name Unknown
It’s my pleasure to host Roseanna M. White. Love historical romance? Then you need to check out her books because they are wonderful. Here’s a brief summary of her latest book, A Name Unknown:
Rosemary Gresham has no family beyond the band of former urchins that helped her survive as a girl in the mean streets of London. Grown now, they concentrate on stealing high-value items and have learned how to blend into upper-class society. But when Rosemary must determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany, she is in for the challenge of a lifetime. How does one steal a family’s history, their very name?
Here’s what Roseanna has to share with scavenger hunt readers. Enjoy!
Collections . . . and Hoards
Are you a collector? Maybe it’s teacups or figurines. Could be candles or artwork. Princesses or teddy bears. Maybe people occasionally roll their eyes at you and mutter under their breaths, “Really? Another one?”
I never considered myself a collector of anything. Until someone pointed out that my bookshelves proved I was a pretty serious one. That I don’t just collect books—I hoard them.
But I don’t have a problem. So what if I routinely run out of shelf space? Yes, that means the books are stacked on top of each other for a while, rather than neatly shelved. But I eventually buy another shelf, and then everything’s neat and tidy again. And while, true, I’m almost out of wall space, those kids won’t live at home forever, right? I just have to make it another six years, and then I’ll have a whole room to convert into a library! And…what? Are those books in my kitchen?
Yes, why? Doesn’t everyone keep novels on the top of their china cabinet? What else would you put up there? Perhaps my son asked me why I was trying to turn our house into a library, but it was asked with amusement…I think. He did, after all, promise to buy me a library if he ever becomes rich and famous (the kid knows me, what can I say, LOL). But that’s not a problem. If anyone has a problem, it’s those family members who only have one bookcase in their house. I mean, really. One bookcase?! I’m really not sure I can even claim them.
As much as I may be in denial about my own shelves, LOL, they’re what inspired a large part of A Name Unknown: the disastrous library at my hero’s home, Kensey Manor. I thought it would be fun to take something most of my readers have in common—a love of books—and turn it on its head. Peter’s library takes my little issues and multiplies them exponentially. He has an entire, massive room dedicated to books and is the third generation to collect them so seriously that you can barely get inside the room. There are books on every flat surface. Stacks of them on the floor. You can barely see the shelves at all. They’re in no order. It’s so bad they couldn’t even get the room wired for electricity when they did the rest of the house.
Enter my heroine, who is not what one would call a book lover (gasp!) at the start of the book. But she poses as a librarian for some more underhanded purposes, in order to get into Peter’s house and discover, at the behest of her mysterious employer, whether he’s loyal to England or Germany in those tumultuous days before the Great War broke out in Europe in 1914. While studying her employer, she does indeed bring order to the chaos of the room his best friend has dubbed “the cave.” And frankly, she develops quite an affection for all those books. And, perhaps, for the collector who continues to fill his shelves as she orders them.
So what about you? Do you collect anything? And just for fun—how many bookcases do you have?
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.
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