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An Hour Unspent

(Shadows Over England #3)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  1,239 ratings  ·  350 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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Mikayla This series really wouldn't make sense out of order. I would recommend reading them in publishing order.

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Shirley Revill
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
You know you have chosen a really good audiobook when you can't turn the audio off and listen late into the night. I will certainly be looking for more books by this author.
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
Jocelyn Green
This book! This series, these characters! #ShadowsOverEngland by @RoseannaMWhite now officially ranks among my all-time favorite series, and Roseanna is officially one of my favorite authors. Her writing is superb. In #AnHourUnspent, about a clockmaker's daughter, I loved all the clock/watch and time metphors and themes she wove in. For all of you who told me this book is your favorite in the series, and that Barclay is your favorite hero of the three--I get it! The redemption arcs in all three ...more
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
It's hard to find words to talk about a story this good. So much detail, such absorbing bits, that it was easy to blast right on through to the end.

I don't normally like suffragists at all but this portrayal had me agreeing with her reasoning and also relieved to see some of the movement's underbelly shown as well. I especially thought Evelina's slow realization of why she wanted to join the movement felt very authentic. favorite sibling all the way back from book one! Wow...I never
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 Grzy
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
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
Victoria Lynn
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rtc. . . 5 stars of loveliness
Carole Jarvis
Reviewed at The Power of Words:

In one word, An Hour Unspent by Roseanna M. White is exquisite. I don’t know when the theme of a series and its characters have more completely captured my heart. These stories – A Name Unknown, A Song Unheard, and An Hour Unspent – are so very well written, rich with interesting historical detail, and filled with memorable characters who tug at the heartstrings. Reading the entire series in order will provide the most fulfilling reading expe
R.F. Gammon
Sep 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Meh. This series is good, and I love the WW1 aspect of it, but romance and especially historical romance are never going to be my favorite genres. It was mostly good but I found the characters rather infuriating and some of the situations unrealistically dramatic. So...yeah, I’m afraid this one wasn’t a favorite. Oh well. :/

This series is best when read in order.
Amanda Tero
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Roseanna has done it again... an exciting tale filled with danger, hints of espionage, and Family. Definitely can’t forget the family. I have been waiting for Barclay’s story and wasn’t disappointed. The thief family is an even stronger thread in this book, which I enjoyed immensely.

Barclay being a new believer was a great asset to the story. I enjoyed reading about Barclay’s struggles and how he used a certain verse to bolster him up and keep him on the right track.

Lina was a sweet character an
Ashley Nikole
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
Roseanna always has a way with words and painting a beautiful picture of history, but I just...this book rubbed me the wrong way. Evelina's character drove me nuts--and it takes a lot to drive me nuts. She was (in my estimation) a whining, egotistical brat. Barclay deserved better, and it didn't make me jump for joy to see him settle for Evelina.
I felt the pacing was quite slow and the plot dragged on and on, and did NOT need to span 400 pages. The main plot felt like a subplot, and it didn't f
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
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
Blissful sigh.

Is that enough of a review? Because it’s about all my mind is capable of doing at the moment. And not just because of the romance – although… while we’re talking about it… SWOON. No, I’m sighing blissfully because this is the kind of book that, as soon as you finish it, you want to read it again and hug it and squeeze it and love it forever.

The historical details, the mood, the setting, the characters, the message – all of it is perfection.

Barclay is such a fabulous hero – i’ve lov
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.
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
An Hour Unspent was a very good ending to a great series. While this wasn't my favorite of the series, I did really enjoy the read.

I loved the characters and getting to know everyone better. I felt for heroine right away when her engagement ended...and then when a twist happened in the story, I was shocked. The romance was sweet and I enjoyed that part of the book.

All in all, An Hour Unspent was a wonderful read and I recommend it. Definitely read this series in order.

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Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, favorites
This book really didn't take me that long to read. I had started last year but had set it aside. I really needed a good story this week and Roseanne White never fails to give me one! An Hour Unspent follows the story of Barclay and Evelina. While you could read this book as a stand alone it would be easier to know other characters if you have read the first 2 in the series. I've really enjoyed this series set during WW1 in London. It is one I would reread.
Sarah Monzon
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
No one has a bigger heart than Barclay ❤️❤️
m a r y l i z
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
*happy sigh* A right good romp, this was. :")

I love this story with all my heart. It should have been a five star read; it WOULD have been a five star read.

. . . if not for a certain Insufferable Female. :P

Let's get down to business, shall we? (WARNING: Super long review ahead. Read at your own risk lol)

L I K E S:

-BARCLAY PEARCE. Ummmm . . . did you hear that?? Just the sound of me sCREAMING into the abyss because Barclay Pearce is actually one of the best male characters in existence. He has a
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, favorites
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
3 1/2 stars
I was looking forward to this book so much after finishing book two. I mean, it's hard not to love Barclay. He's such a sweet oldest, and so caring to his siblings! I loved watching his interaction with them all, especially with some of them married.
My problem came with Evelina. I don't love girls who are all for Women's rights (They just normally come off as obnoxious), but I really wanted to give this character a chance. She had very realistic motives, but she was a pain. (view spo
The final book of this series was my favorite. I have been waiting for the story of Barclay. Such a strong, caring, loving, independent young man. Beginning life as a thieving orphan, taking on other orphans until he has created a family of 12, then finally finding God and turning his life in the direction God would have him go, he is an inspiration to both his friends and adopted family. A man with a heart of gold.

Now Mr. V has given Barclay another job for the government to assist in England'
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Perfect finale to this series by Roseanna White!

Barclay has been somewhat of an enigma throughout the previous two books. It has been fun to get to know the character that brought this family of London orphans together. Survival and determination to make a better life for those under his care has driven him since childhood. Always searching for his blood brother, whom he hasn't seen since that time.

Meeting Evalina was somewhat of a rollercoaster ride. She begins to be championing women's right
Athena Archeron
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. An Hour Unspent was by far the best book I've read by this author. Evelina (the main female character) was layered and interesting, working through self doubt and grief as the story progressed. Barclay was also a well developed character, having an intricate backstory and amazing relationships with his siblings. The plot was fast paced and intense, starting much more quickly than the first book in the series did. There was were two complex family dynamics, as well as a broader focus o ...more
Bookish Ally
I’ve finished this lovely and engaging story, and gobbled down the series. Set in WW 1, the story follows a plucky clockmakers daughter, Evelina, as she meets the family members we have met in Ms White’s previous books in the series, ‘Shadows Over England’. Roseanna White, a new author for me, creates the kind of story that involves a lot of characters, a lot of action, and a story of optimism and redemption with the extra fun of romantic intrigue. With all the darkness in the world, her books a ...more
Rachelle Cobb
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Barclay is my favorite sibling of the set; and while Evelina took some getting used to, this is a great wrap-up to the series!
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
I'M FINALLY FINISHED. It took me so long to get into it (not the author's fault- I was just in a slight reading slump) so I'm so happy that I'm finally done reading it! But it's sad since I loved reading about Barclay and his family- I went into this book without any knowledge about it besides that my friends really love this series? So yeah... I read the 3rd book before reading the 1st and 2nd. *cough*

The characters had some brilliant development throughout the book (*pokes a certain aunt and
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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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