An Hour Unspent by Roseanna M. White ~ Review

Lucie's Review:

Barclay Pearce is all grown up, once the leader of a gang of orphaned thieves, now he puts his skills to work for the government during a time when the nation is at war. Barclay is sent to work with a clockmaker, who is working on synchronized gears to help planes shoot through the propellers. He sees a woman being attacked on the streets, and comes to her aide. The woman happens to be Eveline Manning, the daughter of the clockmaker.

Eveline's fiance breaks up with her to join the army, and she strikes up a relationship with Barclay to irritate her disapproving mother. She is fiercely independent.

As England plunges deeper into war, and danger draws near, is a reformed thief the man that they need to escape  the coming horrors?

Barclay has changed alot since becoming a Christian, he knows what Eveline is up to, but lets her know that he doesn't play around. He earnestly lives what he believes, and he holds high standards for his family as well.

Eveline meets Barclay's family and quickly befriends many of the girls, she has a passion for helping working women. Eveline and Barclay grow into an unlikely friendship.

Well written, with great characters, I really liked Mr. Manning's friendship with another clockmaker, Hans, and their friendly arguments about the future of timepieces. I really admired Barclay, and how he has grown through this series. This book has a great story, and relationship between Eveline and Barclay, with an action-packed ending that brought everything together. A fantastic addition to this well written historical series!

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