The Number of Love

The Number of Love

by Roseanna M. White


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Three years into the Great War, England's greatest asset is their intelligence network—field agents risking their lives to gather information, and codebreakers able to crack every German telegram. Margot De Wilde thrives in the environment of the secretive Room 40, where she spends her days deciphering intercepted messages. But when her world is turned upside down by an unexpected loss, for the first time in her life numbers aren't enough.

Drake Elton returns wounded from the field, followed by an enemy who just won't give up. He's smitten quickly by the intelligent Margot, but how can he convince a girl who lives entirely in her mind that sometimes life's answers lie in the heart?

Amid biological warfare, encrypted letters, and a German spy who wants to destroy not just them but others they love, Margot and Drake will have to work together to save themselves from the very secrets that brought them together.

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ISBN-13: 9780764231810
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Series: Codebreakers Series , #1
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 59,971
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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, designing book covers, editing, 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.

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The Number of Love 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Very complex story, so much to soak in and ponder on. Each character demands a certain strength in their everyday living. The will to survive, the strength to live and love. The author takes great detail in the characters personalities and how their minds work. This is a book of great aptitude not just a simple telling of a love story. Forgiveness and grace wrote into the very pages that held revenge and hurt had me breathless. Every emotion will be touched and tucked away into this book. A story that will captivate every thought well after each page is turned. This is Roseanna’s best work yet, a total masterpiece! Was given a complimentary copy by Bethany House. All opinions are my own.
booklovingmomof5 11 days ago
This was the first book I have read by Roseanna M. White, and it certainly will not be the last! The Number of Love, the first of the author’s “Codebreakers” books, weaves historical facts with fiction in a beautiful tapestry that kept me quickly turning the pages to see what would happen next. Brilliant, beautiful, and amazingly gifted with numbers, Margot De Wilde is a codebreaker for British Intelligence – a very rare career for a woman in the years of World War 1. Drake Elton is a skilled British intelligence officer in the field who is likewise striving to thwart the Germans and keep the people of England safe. Fate leads the two to work together in a high-stakes battle of wit in a world where espionage, bombing raids, and biological warfare pose very real threats and love and career aspirations are not always compatible. I highly recommend The Number of Love to anyone with an interest in World War 1 or historical fiction in general. I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.
ReadingCornerforAll 3 hours ago
Roseanna M. White has a particular talent for writing historical fictions that transport readers directly to the backdrop of the First World War. Margot from The Number of Love was a quick witted character who strived to move forward in life despite the dire circumstances and environment that surrounded her. It's a book full of sacrifices, hope, and love in all its unexpected forms. There was also a great element of faith that was a subtle underscore throughout the story. The Number of Love was also a book that held the unconventional spy angle that really readers into the story. I found Room 40 utterly fascinating!
PrincessGlor 5 hours ago
This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed the plot of the Codebreakers especially Margot and the way her brain worked so differently from mine(I am not mathematical in the slightest!). Books set during either of the World Wars are intriguing to me and I love that it's set during World War 1. The look into the code breaking that went on during the war was fascinating to me. The characters were likable and different, with Margot's super intelligence and Dot's difficulties so that was a cool element with unusual types of characters that you don't usually see in fiction. The story wove together well and kept me wondering at how it would all turn out in the end. It was a little slow for me at times but overall I enjoyed the story. All in all, a great start to Roseanna's new series. I received this book from the author and was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts are my own.
boanoite 22 hours ago
Finally there is a female in romance with the spectacular gift of intelligence and sarcasm! In fact, this book and many of Roseanna M. White's previous books are filled with well-developed and excellent characters who have unique quirks, who don't understand each other, who interact across her series (this book alone brings in characters from two of her previous series) in intellectual ways. In some instances they are artists, in others they are travelers. In this book, they are spies and codebreakers! The plot is dynamic, and takes a look at the complexities of war, human emotion, the hearts of those we might often want to villainize, and I'm simply in love with every aspect of it. If you like the historical romance genre, but are looking for something different and well-researched, this book is a unique treasure that will stand out in any collection.
Rachel McDaniel 22 hours ago
Ever since I was introduced to the young mathematician Margot De Wilde in A Song Unheard, I couldn’t wait to know her better in Roseanna White’s latest release The Number of Love. While this first story of the Codebreakers series is filled with spies and coded language, it’s also a beautiful glimpse of how trusting in God isn’t always easy but it’s hands down the best mode of operation. And all of this is set to the mysterious backdrop of WWI. Let me say it was super interesting living inside Margot’s intelligent mind and experiencing how she processes the world around her. I also loved how she used the gift God had given her to contribute to the war effort. Another element I adored was the friendship that blossomed between Margot and Dot. It was the perfect picture of how friendships should be. Add all of these factors to her spiritual journey – one that learns how to place complete trust on a worthy God – and you have a memorable heroine. I’m going to be completely honest and say I LOVE LOVE LOVE a pining hero! Drake’s efforts to win Margot’s heart all the while respecting her need for space was nothing short of brilliant. And while I enjoyed their witty banters as well as their heart-to-heart conversations, I was completely taken with Drake’s thoughtful nature which sometimes confused - but no doubt intrigued - Margot’s authentic soul. Of course, I cherished cameos by characters from previous stories. It’s SO cool when authors do that! All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this story and am excited for the next in the Codebreakers series! *I received a copy from the author. All opinions are my own.
JLYoung 1 days ago
Wonderfully story. Beautifully written. I love the spy, code, espionage storyline. It’s not one that I have come across often so it’s a super fun, mysterious, unique break from other historical fiction. It’s like an escape room theme. Love the characters as well. They are people I want to know! Check out this book if you want an interesting, easy to read, wonderfully researched book that will keep you up late into the night reading! I received a copy of this book from the author. I was in no way required to write a positive review. All thoughts are my own.
LifeofLiterature 2 days ago
Great history, descriptive scenes, complex romance, and realistic tragedies all come together in perfect order to craft a truly delightful novel! This book is the start of a new and exciting series by Roseanna M. White, but readers will be thrilled to find characters from her previous books intermixed among the new ones. I like that she includes short snippets of the mindset of the villain, as I think it adds to the suspense and mystery. Margot is the perfect strong female lead with intelligence and wit combined with her adorably oblivious attention to her own good looks. I also really liked her friend Dot, who struggles with agoraphobia. The romance was realistic in its timetable and its outcome. I learned much about World War I too, and it is obvious that the author did her research. I really loved this book and cannot wait for book two! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. The opinions of the review are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.
OakTreeReviews 2 days ago
The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White is a historical fiction novel that takes place in World War I and focuses on Margot De Wilde, who deciphers intercepted messages for the Allies. But the book is not just about Margot breaking codes; it is also about Margot finding love. I liked the historical setting of the Great War, and the book’s mix of suspense, mystery, and romance. Margot is strong and smart, and the author believably portrays her as a genius. White is a skilled writer who weaves her words beautifully. One of my favorite sections reads as follows: “Margot had never had any particular feelings toward the night. It came, it went, at calculable times. She didn’t fear the darkness, and she didn’t love it.” White’s words flow with a natural flair. I received this book for review.
swissgranny 3 days ago
I’ve been wanting to read Margot De Wilde’s story since I met her in Roseanna White’s previous series. She is such an unusual heroine with a unique way of looking at, and coping with, the world. Her intelligence and wit shines in The Number of Love, and Drake Elton is the perfect counterpoint to her character. He sees something deep inside her and is willing to work to understand her world. White is a master at creating fascinating and colorful characters, and this story has plenty of them, including several cameo appearances of people from her Shadows Over England series. It was such fun to see them pop up here and there. With a setting in London during World War I, this tale is replete with rich historical detail and fascinating information about the intelligence network during the war. The author’s research shines through and adds such deep interest to the story, while the inspirational themes of faith, hope, courage, and the power of love lend depth and satisfaction. I would recommend this book to those who love well-written historical romantic fiction with large doses of suspense and intrigue thrown in. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Faye_reviews 3 days ago
Margot De Wilde is all grown up and thriving by putting her skills to use as a codebreaker, but her world changes and her faith is shaken by a sudden loss that puts her in a tailspin. Numbers have always been there to help Margot make sense of the world around her, but in light of current events she must move outside her comfort zone. I admired Margot's strength and compassion, she understands what it is to be different, and I liked how she makes new friends and grows in her faith. Drake Elton returns from the warfield ready to serve his country again in a different capacity. He is enchanted by Margot, who is different from every woman he has even met before, and the more he gets to know her the more he wants to be a permanent part of her life. Drake is strong and resourceful, persistent, he takes his time getting to know Margot learning to speak her language. I admired his strong faith and how he encourages and counsels Margot as they get to know each other. A fast paced read with excellent tension that kept me glued to the story, with fingers poised to turn the next page. A riveting race against time, Drake and Margot must work together to catch the enemy because lives are at stake. Very well researched, Ms. White brings the world of codebreaking to life, I loved learning about the brilliant men and women who used their gifts for their country. I was so excited when I first heard about this book, because I had loved Margot ever since I read A Song Unheard, where she is featured alongside her brother, Lukas. And while you certainly don't have to read A Song Unheard in order to understand this book, but I felt like I appreciated it so much more having read its companion book. Overall, one of my favorite books by Roseanna White that I have read so far, fantastic characters, great plot, and a historical setting that comes to life in all of its intrigue and suspense, grounded in faith. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Sprinkle23 3 days ago
The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White blends war-time intrigue, delicious romance, and lurking danger to create a captivating story that is unexpectedly thought-provoking. Roseanna M. White's writing finesse shines in her prose and characters. My favorite character in The Number of Love is Margot. She fascinated me with her mathematical genius and unique way of thinking. The correlation between numbers and Margot's prayers prodded me to consider... Does God use our unique abilities and interests to speak to us in ways others might not understand? I think so. What I loved most in The Number of Love was the author's treatment of God's silence during difficult times. I could identify with many of Margot's thoughts and emotions. Plenty of time is allotted to the examination of this issue and easy, pat answers are bypassed in favor of deep character development. Margot's struggle and resulting growth was a pleasure to observe. The Number of Love is the first novel in The Codebreakers series by Roseanna M. White. It does have returning characters from her other novels, particularly A Song Unheard; however, it can be read as a stand-alone novel. I recommend this novel to readers who enjoy inspirational historical romances. Disclosure of Material Connection: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
mandaandtom 3 days ago
I was so excited to read Margot's story! The reader is first introduced to Margot in the book, A Song Unheard, which is the second book in another series called Shadows Over England. I would definitely suggest reading that series prior to this one to fill in Margot's back story. Margot is such a fun, unusual character. Her quick wit, humor, spunk and fire made me smile. I love how she thinks in numbers about everything, and I enjoyed watching her character grow throughout the story. The historical aspects of this book were great. It was fun to read about Room 40 and to imagine what it would of been like to work there, especially for a woman. This story is filled with suspense and mystery as they try to solve the puzzle and decode the German messages in time. I think the book was a great read and would definitely recommend it! ***I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.
RockandMinerals4Him 4 days ago
Well. In case you didn’t know, I love Roseanna M. White, and I will gladly read any book she writes. (Although, I’m a very bad favorite author fan, and actually haven’t read most of her books. But still) I actually got to meet her last year, and totally made a fool of myself when I did, but it was THE HIGHLIGHT of my bookish career! I loved her Shadows Over England series, and when I heard she was writing another series in the same setting, I was HYPED. And because I’m a bad bookish fan (have I mentioned yet?), I didn’t realize this was a spinoff series until I started it! IT’S A SPINOFF SERIES OFF THE SHADOWS OVER ENGLAND SERIES!!! If you look at my A Song Unheard review, you’ll see that I enjoyed Margot, Lukas’ sister, and wanted to see more of her. WELL GUESS WHAT. WE ALL GOT IT! AND I LOVED IT. The actual romance part of this book wasn’t actually great? And yes, I know that it’s LITERALLY THE TITLE, but I feel like that the romance wasn’t really done that well. Margot and Drake are a great couple, and I enjoyed their romance, but I felt like it could have been done better (Drake just,,was obsessed with her pretty soon after knowing her, without any seeming reason?). Aside from that, though, I really enjoyed the book! It still hasn’t topped the Shadows Over England series, but I so enjoyed going back to that world, and hearing about WWI, and Margot’s job, and her code-cracking, and war and it just,,MAKES ME SO HAPPY. My Rating- 7/10 Things liked- Margot! she’s so brilliant and is making her own life in a world that isn’t really all that friendly towards women in the workforce yet the “in the field” looks were also really fun!! I also really liked Dot (Margot’s friend and Drake’s sister): can we get a book on her next? allusions to previous books/characters! WWI, which is very different from most other historical (that is to say, WWII) books I read also just spies and codebreaking and room 40 and aaa can you tell I really like this time period? Drake was also so cool! The bits where he was investigating was so fun and aaa Things disliked- the romance wasn’t done great sometimes the plot points weren’t all the way fleshed out the book ran a little long? I’m not really complaining because more of Roseanna White isn’t a bad thing, but also,,it was a bit long Thank you to Bethany House Fiction and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review: I was not required to write a positive review. This review first appeared on:
Tessaboo 4 days ago
One of my favorite historical series is Shadows over England by Roseanna M. White. I have been wanting to read Margot’s story since we were introduced to her in A Song Unheard, book 2 of that series - which you do not have to read first. This book is the first of her new series called The Codebreakers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I knew Margot would make such a unique character because she thinks a little bit differently than most people. She thinks in numbers. She looks at everything like a mathematical equation. I really loved her character because she was so different. And Drake was just perfect for her. I loved their banter which started the moment they met! I loved how Drake used the way Margot thinks to court her! It was so sweet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I also loved this quote because it’s so true and it’s so easy to neglect your daily conversations with God for life’s daily routines, “Do not neglect your prayers, Drake. Neglect your chores, neglect your ablutions, neglect your mother, but never neglect your prayers. They are what root you to the Lord.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The history in this story is done very well. I love how Roseanna uses real history in her plot elements. She writes in a way that I felt like I could picture everything that was happening. I also thought the secondary characters really added to the story- including the bad ones! I received a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.
HappyBookHugger 4 days ago
There are so many things I want to say about this story, but I’m not entirely sure where to start . . . . I’ve been a big fan of Roseanna M. White’s since first reading her Culper Ring series and have been hooked ever since! I so enjoy how she writes different time periods and the elements she draws into her stories. I can’t fully describe it, but her books draw me in and leave me wishing they were at least another hundred pages longer. And this one is certainly no exception to that rule! I’ve been anxiously awaiting this book for months, intrigued by the coderbreakers concept and the storyline in general. All that waiting and curiosity and I somehow totally missed that one of the main characters in this story, Margot De Wilde, was first introduced as Lukas’ De Wilde’s little sister in “A Song Unheard.” While this series is technically separate from the previous ones, I was super excited to have some of the characters return, even just briefly. As always, Ms. White has done an excellent job crafting a story that both intrigued me and also almost brought me to tears a time or two. I loved the characters and getting to know the people in Room 40. Margot is such a unique character, with her intelligence and straight-forwardness. I so enjoyed getting to see the world from her perspective, with numbers involved in everything, including prayer. And who doesn’t love Drake Elton? Truly, he is such an excellent hero for this story and for Margot! I so appreciated his quick wit, insightful questions, and care of both Margot and his sister, Dot. The mystery is also written in such a way that kept me guessing through most of the book and turning pages as quickly as my mind could absorb. The author also handled the topic of grief exceptionally well. Not to spoil anything, but it is key in this story, especially with war raging around them. This part of the novel hit home with me in more ways than one and as something that can be extremely hard to talk about in general, I so appreciated how it was broached and the kindness within the words. Overall, this is definitely a book that will be finding a home on my keeper shelf! I highly recommend it if you enjoy historical fiction, mysteries, and characters that seem more like family by the end! *My thanks to the author and publisher for my copy of this book! I was not required to write a review, positive or otherwise, and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
amybooksy 4 days ago
The Number of Love begins a new series by Roseanna M White called Codebreakers. Readers are introduced to Margot de Wilde, a Belgian teen, breaking German codes during World War I. She wants all she can to help her country. I have enjoyed reading books by this author in the past and The Number of Love does not disappoint. Margot is a fabulous character that I loved getting to know. her story is full of adventure, danger, mystery, action and suspense. This kept me intrigued and I wanted to keep reading. I have it read from start to finish in one sitting. I am giving The Number of Love four and a half stars. I look forward to the next installment from the Codebreakers series, On Wings of Devotion. I recommend this one to readers who enjoy clean historic fiction, especially involving the first World War. I think it is definitely a must read. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
Belovedbrat 4 days ago
Title: The Number of Love Author: Roseanna M White Series: Codebreakers book 1 Chapters: 33 plus epilogue Pages: 370 Genre: Christian Historical fiction Rating: 5 stars The Number of Love is my 12th book by Roseanna M. White. I first discovered her books with Ring of Secrets the first book in the Culper Ring series when I was on a Revolutionary War fiction kick. And since then I've been hooked on her books looking forward to each new book. Roseanna's writing makes the settings and characters come alive. I had never read an WWI historical book till her A Name Unknown. I found things to relate in each of her characters to relate to. But I hadn't seen myself in a character till Margot De Wilde. Take away the mathematics and being able to quickly break code Margot could be me. The socially awkwardness feeling older than others your age. Where Margot turned to math and codes I turned to books. The reason Margot is such an easy character for me to find myself in is because of something that happened to her in the book (I won't go into it because it will spoil the book) in Chapter Seven is because the same thing happened to me in almost the same way it happened to Margot. This was the chapter that had me crying while reading a book for the first time in a while. I thought reading about that in a book would bring up painful memories but instead it allowed me to finally process it as I read about Margot trying to process it. Though it hurt to see a beloved character in pain I am thankful that Roseanna included that event in the book. Because sometimes it is easy to process things through a work of fiction than through the pages of real life. I have to say that Drake has become by second favorite hero of Roseanna's nothing's going to knock Barclay out of favorite though. The Number of Love gives a brief look behind the lines so to speak at the people who helped fight the war without setting foot on a battlefield the code-breakers. That even those at home were helping to fight the war. Like all of Roseanna's previous books this one is well researched. Though with all the languages involved in this one I feel like even more research went into this one. And as always I look forward to the next book in this series as well as catching up on reading the books of hers I have yet to read. I recommend this book to anyone who loves historical fiction, Christian historical fiction or books set during WWI. Though I don't think there's many historical fiction books set during WWI. I also recommend reading her previous series first Ladies of the Manor and Shadows Over England as characters from those books make an appearance in this one. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher . I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
Patricia Hinojosa 5 days ago
Wow!! Roseanna White’s books have always captivated me and this one was no exception! I was thrilled to read Margot’s story, after seeing her in “A Song Unheard” in the Shadows Over England Series. I’m thrilled that this Series is like a countinuation of the last one, because I just loved the Shadows Over England Series!! Only, this time, the characters are all related to Room 40 and the Codebreakers, the secret intelligence place were spies and people serving their country worked relentlessly to break the codes from the Germans and try to intercept secret missives in order to help England and the Allies end the war. I really love learning about WWI so I was truly excited when I read the blurb of this first book in the series and discovering it would be the same setting! I’m an avid reader of Historical Fiction, and I especially like reading about different wars. It’s such important part of History and it’s something I’m still trying to comprehend. I’ve read most books about WWII or the Civil War in the States, but have found less books set during WWI, so I was fascinated. It’s a time that it’s just a century ago! And I find that Roseanna is a master in detail and research. How can she know so much? I’m not an historical expert, but I’m sure it’s because of a well invested research. Some things may be fictional, as the characters, but many things truly happened, so it always amazes me to learn of this part of History. The plot is totally engaging, with the risky missions Drake has to complete and to the code decifering, the enemy’s pursual and attack, etc. I really felt as if I was there and the description made easy to imagine the different places, be London or Spain. It was a real page turner and I never felt it dragged! I also completely loved the characters! Margot was truly a heroine to me, and special because she was so out of the ordinary. I loved that she was a genius, a mathematician, and that we got to see the way she saw life and people, through numbers. I can’t say I’m a math lover but it wasn’t difficult to relate to her and her way of thinking, it made the story all the more interesting. She was truly selfless and giving, and overly matured for her age. She seemed in her early or late twenties and not a seventeen almost eighteen year old girl. But I’m sure that’s how most woman were at that age, growing up during war time and poverty. It was easier then to see what’s important in life and what is not, even if at a costly price. I just loved Margot! And wow! How she weathers her grief of loss! She was truly affected, yet she remains strong in her way, even if she thinks she’ll never be the same again. And I loved her friendship with Dot. Both awkward and lacking social qualities, so different, yet kindred spirits who understood each other’s quirks very well. I liked that they are different, yet both endearing in their way and struggles. And Drake, well, I just fell in love with him. I loved that he had Spanish ancestors (I do too) and his relationship to his Abuelo. He was daring, no nonsense, but kind and compassionate and with a heart of gold. I loved how he cared for his sister and how he fell for Margot. He was patient with Margot, gave her space, and tried his best to understand her so he could court her in the way she needed. It was an awesome story and I vividly recommend it to everyone! A page turner!!! And with an inspiring yet bot preachy message! Loved it!
KathrynVoss 5 days ago
When it comes to WWI stories, Roseanna White is at the top of my favorites list. Her latest, The Number of Love, is no exception. Though technically the first in her new Codebreakers series, White’s heroine is a character I was first intrigued by in her previous series. And to join her are other unforgettable and beloved characters from those books as well. Yet this story can completely stand on its own, and new readers should most certainly delve in! With its unique plot of code breaking during WWI, women mathematicians with minds that baffle me, constant suspense and plot twists, and a gentle lesson of faith and love, White brings us a tale that challenges, intrigues, captivates, and makes you hungry for the next installment. You can always count on White to deliver an unexpected story with characters quite different from the norm! I received this book from the author. All opinions are my own.
bmrawlins 5 days ago
What a fun tale, set in WWI, that celebrates intelligence. I am normally a self-admitted science geek, but in this case, it was delightful to read about a woman who is a genius, specifically with numbers. Margot is a code-breaker and thrives in a world of mysteries and numbers. She sees and hears in numbers and patterns and I loved how this was depicted. She’s a bit quirky, but it works, and her character becomes so likeable because of her quick wit and generous heart. Drake is immediately drawn to this wit and generosity. He determines to woo Margot and win her over. Some of my favorite flirting lines ever are instigated by Drake. Margot has no room in planned out future for things like love and a family and Drake just delights in turning this upside down. Drake learns to speak her language and a wonderful relationship unfolds. I love the banter between Margot and Drake, the friendship between Margot and Dot, the strong presence of family and the dedication to persevere, no matter the hardship. A wonderful start to a new series. I look forward to more glimpses of these delightful characters. Special thanks to publisher Bethany House for an advanced copy of this book. I was not obligated to write a review and the thoughts contained herein are my own.
Sarah Y 5 days ago
Another fantastic story from Roseanna M. White!!! I hate math. But I love how math is used in this book!!!! (And my family and friends cannot believe they just read those words!) Oh my goodnes, Roseanna has done it again. There was so much of Margot and Dot, both, that I could relate to. I loved the different sides to Margot, the way her witty nature came out from the get-go, and I think part of why I love her is because of how similar she is to another well-loved White character. I hadn't noticed the similarities until this book. There is so much good packed into this book and it all flows naturally. Like, asking the wrong questions of God. How often do we do that? The faith elements are seamlessly woven into the story. Whether intentionally or not, the discussion of love reminded me a lot of love languages. Margot was recognizing how the different people in her life loved. Each one did it in a different way and there was a sacrifice for them involved. Also probably unintentional was that Margot and her numbers reminded me of synesthesia. I love how she prayed. I get caught in the rut of prayers having to be a certain way, but Margot reminded me that prayers take many different forms. I'm one who loves when past characters are interwoven with the current story, so having Willa, Lukas, and the rest of Willa's family make small appearances was wonderful. However, the best part was a small cameo of possibly my favorite Roseanna White character EVER!!! I was thrilled beyond belief. Thank you, Roseanna!! I could go on and on, but at this point, it would just be babbling incoherently and no one wants to read that. I'm so honored to have been a part of The Codebreakers Launch Team and been a small part of the process of launching this book. I can't wait to read more in this series and I'm hoping book two might involve Philip somehow. He intrigues me :) I received a complimentary copy The Number of Love from the publishers. I was not required to provide a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
Deanne Patterson 6 days ago
I'm not sure how Roseanna White topped her last book, which I loved but she has. This is the first book in her new series, the Codebreakers series. Her books are totally on point. Though fictional they are so meticulously researched you would swear you were reading a true account of things going on. I am always fascinated in learning new information about things I already know. Margot is such a strong willed and intelligent woman . I loved seeing a woman involved in a field usually dominated by men. She is a codebreaker able to crack German telegrams gaining information about enemies plans. It was interesting learning about the importance of the secretive room 40. The book intrigued me from the very start and I had to keep turning page after page to see what happened. The plot fascinated me and it moved along quickly. I can't wait to meet up with characters from this book in the next book in the series. Published June 4th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers. I was given a complimentary copy of this book. Thank you. All opinions expressed are my own.
Mylittlebirdie 6 days ago
I’m completely enamored with The Number of Love since I’m a big fan of math! It was my favorite subject in school. I can totally relate to Margot’s love of concrete formulas and answers. Drake is witty, perceptive, and patient. The idea of two people who are so drastically different, maybe moreso than the average couple, makes for such a compelling story! I love the way that Margot and Drake learned to communicate! There’s one scene that was so romantic and I won’t spoil the surprise, but as others have mentioned, there’s one particular number that carries a lot of meaning for Margot and Drake. It’s literally their love language. I’m a little bummed that there’s no epilogue in this book, but if the next story picks up where this one left off then I’ll be happy! I received a copy of this book from Bethany House through NetGalley and am under no obligation to provide a positive review. All opinions are my own.
BookwormMama2014 7 days ago
This book is definitely my new favorite of Roseanna's...And that is saying a lot. Margot is an absolutely unique heroine and I love every aspect of her. She processes things differently. She thinks differently. And her responses and reactions are different than what most people would do. And Drake UNDERSTANDS her. He realizes her need to express herself through math and numbers. And by doing so, he learns how to speak her language. 18. I loved getting to learn more history about WWI and Room 40 and the codebreakers. The adventure, romance, and friendship are engaging and addicting. I really didn't want the story to end and am so glad that this is only the first in the series. I love Roseanna's style and voice. She infuses so much detail and real life in her stories that make you feel a part of the story. I also love getting a variety of viewpoints throughout the story. Y'all really need to go pick up a copy of this book. It is so good. I received a complimentary copy of The Number of Love from the publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.