Number of Love

Number of Love

by Roseanna M. White (Preface by)

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764234088
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Series: Codebreakers , #1
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Roseanna M. White (www.roseannamwhite.com) 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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Anonymous 8 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 16 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.
BMace 1 days ago
‘There were others — a brilliant confederacy — whose names even now are better wrapt in history.’ Winston Churchill in ‘The World Crisis’ , one Room 40 Oh my gosh! What an incredible beginning to a new series - certainly one you and I won’t want to miss! Young Margot was absolutely brilliant with dreams and aspirations that were not in step with the time she was living in. Working in cryptography certainly wasn’t a job for the faint of heart nor a young lady. In all of this, she realized that God was smarter than she was - she didn’t always understand but she knew she could trust Him. She lived in a world of cause and effect, actions and reactions. Emotionally withdrawn, numbers were her world until unexpected events occurred. How was she to deal with them? A fabulous book that will keep you on the edge of your seat, wondering what will happen next. With intelligence agents, German spies, kidnapping and a poisonous substance the story is sure to keep your attention! I received this ARC through NetGalley and CelebrateLit. The impressions and opinions stated are my own.
SB1989 2 days ago
The Number of Love is the newest release from Roseanna M. White and it is incredible! The story, set in England during World War I, features Margot De Wilde who is brilliant with mathematics and works as a codebreaker in secret Room 40, decrypting intercepted German telegrams as well as coded messages from the England’s field agents. Drake Elton works as one of those secret field agents, gaining intelligence in an effort to help England. Margot finds friendship in Drake’s sister and heartbreak when tragedy strikes for her personally. When Drake returns from a mission wounded, he makes it his mission to get to know Margot as well. Situations become tense and quick thought and action is needed when it is realized that a foreign agent working opposite Drake is set on destruction. The story moves along so wonderfully and the characters are so genuine and relatable. The plot makes putting the book down so very hard! Margot is such a delightful heroine and her intelligence makes her all the more fascinating. The story moved me so that I found myself having reactions ranging from holding my breath to sighing with contentment. Filled with suspense, intrigue, friendship, faith and a bit of romance, The Number of Love is book not to miss! I also enjoyed the level of research spent to bring this book to life with historical accuracy. Definitely a favorite read for me, and I look forward to the next book in the Codebreakers series. I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to provide a positive review. All opinions about it are my own.
SBMC 2 days ago
“He’d chosen his words carefully, so that he’d remember his own intentions. He wasn’t waiting for her. He was waiting on her. That kind of waiting wasn’t impatient, didn’t sit there tapping its foot. That kind of waiting was service. Selfless. Unflagging.” Roseanna White has yet again outdone herself. I don’t know how she does it, but her writing becomes more intense, more gripping, and more lyrical with each new book and series. I thoroughly enjoyed the Shadows Over England series and love that some of the beloved characters from that series have roles in this story between Margot and Drake. Of course, we met Margot in A Song Unheard (book 2 in Shadows Over England) as the quirky younger sister of the world-renowned violinist Lukas De Wilde but this book can be read as a stand-alone, without having read the previous series (but I highly recommend that you do read the series if you haven’t yet). So knowing what a fantastic storyteller the author is, the wait for this book was agonizing....but so worth it. The deliciously fast-paced suspense, mystery, and secrecy of espionage in this book far surpass what I remember from the previous books. The fascinating and clever dialogue that is the author’s trademark is taken up a notch. Roseanna White has a way of creating unforgettable characters and she has indeed gone above and beyond in introducing Margot and Drake to the world. Margot thinks in numbers and relies on methodical calculations and logic to face the world of loss as WWI destroys everything she holds dear. She’s a very different kind of heroine with a unique voice that comes so clearly across the pages. Drake is an injured espionage agent who has survived on instinct and fearlessly takes on Margot’s intelligence to show her that emotions and feelings are not enemies but something to treasure. His devotion, maturity, and selflessness make him quite swoon-worthy. And there is a villain with a voice that sends chills up my spine whenever I think about him! And, of course, there is that gentle spiritual reminder in this book that “faith isn’t just feeling. We have to know He’s still there, unchanged, even when we can’t feel Him. When the grief’s too loud to let us hear His voice.” Now I am in my agonizing waiting period again for the next book to be released so I can revel in Phillip and Arabelle’s story! I received a copy of the book from Bethany House Publishers via Celebrate Lit Tours and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
KrisAnderson_TAR 2 days ago
The Number of Love is powerful historical novel. Roseanna M. White produced a well-crafted and thoughtful novel with strong, complex characters. Margot De Wilde is a brilliant mathematician whose education was interrupted by the war. She utilizes her talents by breaking the enemy’s codes. Numbers are constantly running through her head and some of them are vitally important. She relies on facts instead of emotions and pours herself into her work. Drake Elton is a naval lieutenant whose background makes him a perfect field agent for the intelligence services. Drake has a big heart and Margot is never far from his thoughts since the moment they met. Drake has an enemy following him who performs missions, but he also has his own agenda. The author did her research for this book. I like how she incorporated the historical information from the Great War along with Room 40 with the codebreakers and the work of the field agents. Faith was an integral part of the story and our character’s lives. I appreciated that Barclay, Willa, Lukas and other characters from Shadows Over England series were included in the story. The vivid and detailed descriptions allowed me to visualize the characters and scenes. I would have liked a little more action which would have added a little more spark to the story. The Number of Love is an intriguing and captivating historical novel with suspense, romance, friendship, mystery, faith and family.
Phyllis_H 2 days ago
A moving story I have never before considered numbers to be romantic! Margot is a genius who thinks, dreams, and even prays in numbers. She clearly used them in learning and remembering, cataloging information in her brain by the number of times it occurred. She is not impressed with flattery or pretty things. She is extremely logical and literal (which made for amusing conversations!) Despite this, she is also witty, with a quirky sense of humor. I loved her first meeting with Drake and the responses she gave to his getting-to-know-you questions! While I am not a numbers person and don't do calculations in my head just because, the author made Margot's character so real and her thoughts so plausible to me. I loved the ways she was constantly calculating - from the area of a room to the angle of the stair rail to anything else that caught her attention. If not for reading the notes at the end, I would have thought the author herself was a numbers person, like Margot. Drake was an observer. That was what made him valuable to the war effort. With the ability to see things many overlooked, and to ask just the right question, he was not only able to ferret out the enemy's secrets, he also was able to deduce the secret to Margot's heart. The manner in which he wooed her was so beautiful! Dot, Margot's friend and Drake's sister, was also eccentric, suffering from agoraphobia. I loved her courage in getting and maintaining a job despite this. In addition to the amazing and rich characterizations, as if they are not enough for me to suggest you run out and buy this, the mystery and suspense related to the enemy agent greatly added to my enjoyment of The Number of Love, as did the historical gems incorporated. Though this is the first book of a new series, The Codebreakers, Margot was originally introduced in the Shadows over England series. While it is not necessary for understanding this story, it could enhance your experience if you read those first. And they are so good, you'll want to do that anyway! Read my review of The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White at AmongTheReads.net
Anonymous 3 days ago
Number of Love is a suspenseful mystery / love stosry / inspirational novel / historical. I liked the protagonist, Margot. immensley. In fact, I found her to be one of the most likeable protagonists ever. Margot is a Britich decoder in World War II London, working for the Intelligence service. She is strong and intelligent without being preachy or strident. Margot is incredibly gifted in mathematics; she sees the entire world through the language of numbers, even her faith in God. There are unpredictable twists and turns. The book moves quickly enough to hold your interest, but doesn’t skim surfaces. White does a great job with character development, and the reader findss herself/himself rooting for some, eager for justice to be enacted against others who do evil to their fellow man. As far as my extent of knowledge goes, most of the details of the book, though fiction, are historically accurate. The author obviously did dedicated research for this book. My only quibble with the book is that I have the impression that the author believes that both sides in WWI were morally equal. It is true that none of us are perfect, as Romans 3:23 reminds us! But in WWI, the Germany had invaded and occupied other countries, whose residents were living under the German oppression. Britain and the US entered the war to help free those in need, not to gain anything for ourselves. ? However, Roseanna White is a gifted writer, and I am looking forward to reading more of her books in the future!
KatsCorner 3 days ago
I was intrigued by Margot when I first met her on the pages of A Song Unheard as a strong young lady figuring out life amidst the Great War; her intelligence and love for her family shown through. Now that she has grown into a young woman of 18 with an old soul and started spreading her wings, it was enjoyable as a reader to watch her her own golden ratio, even as more heartache comes her way. Drake. Sigh. I love a hero that falls fast and hard determined to hold on and wait for the woman he loves. His patience and steadfastness waiting for Morgot to be ready was swoon worthy. I enjoyed the excellent research I can always count on from Roseanna as well as the way she weaves history through a fictional story in a way that makes it come alive. Between peaks into the villain’s perspective and check-ins with my favorite motley band of siblings, I was drawn into a story of blooming where God has planted and learning to rely on His strength. I received a complementary copy of this story from the publisher. I was not required to write a review. All opinions are my own!
Anonymous 3 days ago
This book was fantastic! It kept me on the edge of my seat and I had the hardest time putting it down. Of course, that makes the book great, but also keeps me from getting much done! I didn't realize at first that this book somewhat tied into the previous series, but upon realization, that made it all the better. I was already familiar with some of the characters and felt like part of the family. I loved the decoding part of the book. It was so fun to read about Room 40 and the deciphering they were doing there during WWI. I loved the characters, their personalities, their faith, and their stories. The mystery was intriguing and I wasn't able to quickly figure out all the details. I don;t know if I have a favorite character. I guess, if I had to chose it would be Margo, but honestly, I liked them all, ironically even the bad guys (for the most part). I am still just soaking up the story, pondering parts of it, wishing I knew these characters personally, savoring the after-thoughts. Roseanna has long been a favorite author for me. I probably read just about all of her books. She just seems to have a way with words that draws the reader in and makes you feel like part of the story. The locations and people come to life. I was privileged to receive a complimentary copy of this book courtesy of publisher and author to read. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.
DKStevens119 3 days ago
A secret room where agents during the Great War are working to break codes and crack every German telegram before they carry out there missions. Margo is a codebreaker and one of the best. Drake is one of the best field agents they have and when Margot and Drake  have to work together.. It quickly becomes one of those with danger around every turn and watch over your shoulder because the standing up hair on your neck is doing overtime. Wonderful war time drama! I was gifted a copy, no review was required. My review is voluntary.
Kathae 3 days ago
What I love about reading a book by Roseanna M. White is that you get a good, solid book. It's well-researched, the characters have depth, and there is an interesting plot that pulls through until the end. No fluff. Margot De Wilde, whom we met in a previous book, is a fascinating character. Her mind thinks in numbers, and her communion with God is based on numbers, as well. She is most comfortable being "one of the guys" at work, so it was interesting to witness Margot expand her circle of friends. Drake Elton was an amazingly well-educated, caring, competent, and dedicated man. He served his country faithfully, and was an all-around great guy. He figured out how to speak Margot's language, which was no small feat. The mystery and intrigue surrounding the spy network during World War I makes for an interesting story line that keeps the reader turning the pages. Those who have an interest in World War I and those who enjoy historical romance will certainly enjoy this book. I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House, for review purposes. The thoughts expressed here are my own.
Ourpugs 3 days ago
One thing about a book set during World War ll it take a lot of research. To know what took place during that time. A lot of the book is fiction but the author still has to do the research. To know that time period. Some parts of the book is true. That would take a lot of time in writing the book. Margot works with numbers and is a expert in doing so. How her character work with numbers and the codes is interesting. I loved Drake, he was determined to get to know Margot. Also after he got injured he was not one to just sit around. I received a complimentary copy of the book from Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write an positive review. This is my own opinion.
Becky5 4 days ago
I am always amazed that authors can write stories about war that people like me will want to read. Yet Roseanna M. White has done just that, and admirably so, in The Number of Love. First, in The Codebreakers series, we are introduced to Margot de Wilde, a mathematical whiz who actually thinks and perceives all of life around her in numbers. I struggled some with this. First, it was way beyond my comfort zone. I can learn and even teach a bit of math, but I much prefer words. So even just reading that much about numbers was a little bit of a struggle, but thank goodness God gives everybody different strengths. What an interesting look into the battlefield that was played, not on land, but in minds, in 'room 40' in London. I also struggled with someone who saw herself as one of the most intelligent people on earth, next to God. Yes, God gave Margot and the other codebreakers an unusual gift, but I like to think others also have/had very unusual gifts, too. So I guess I felt like she thought a little highly of herself, which, coincidently, I would say, she was on her way to putting things back into perspective by the end of the book. What I loved about the book was plentiful. There was lots of action. The reader gets to vicariously travel a bit. There are many different storylines going at once, giving a healthy vigor and breadth to the novel. Faith and kindness play huge roles in The Number of Love and actually lead to a remarkable ending. What I really loved, though, was that Ms. White allowed her character to question God. She asked the tough questions. But it was the answer that she arrived at that I have either never heard, or it hit me afresh. So wonderful! I would suggest reading this book just to find out what her answer from God is. The romances are sweet; I enjoyed the tie-ins to characters from other books; the suspense was palpable; but the answers for life, we can use. Thank you, Ms. White. I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher and Celebrate Lit through NetGalley. I was in no way influenced by this fact, and all opinions are my own.
gatorade635 4 days ago
Roseanna M. White’s books are always among my most anticipated releases each year and they always find a place on my favorites list. And this one was no different! I completely loved every single second of it! After meeting Margot in the last series all of us readers were begging for her story and White delivered in a spectacular way! Margot is definitely unique, she’s a mathematical genius in a time when women were still expected to do little more than be a wife and mother. She sees things in a different way than the rest of the world and views everything through numbers and facts instead of feelings. I absolutely loved how the author wrote her thoughts in such a way that truly got inside her head and saw things from her unique perspective. But even though she didn’t always understand people or their feelings I loved how she did try and she cared about and for them in her own way. Drake was an amazing hero and the perfect match for Margot! I loved loved loved the way her pursued her without pushing. He met her on her level and slowly won her over. He had me stupidly grinning so many times as he broke down her walls! And he wasn’t just a gentleman in his pursuit of Margot he was just an all around stand-up guy. From his dedication to his job and the selfless work he did to the way he protected and loved his sister, to helping his friends without being asked he was completely deserving of the title of hero. One of my favorite things about Margot and Drake’s relationship was the banter between them that started from the very first time they met! Their wit was evenly matched and made for hilarious conversations! It was also so much fun to have some characters from the Ladies of the Manor and Shadows Over England series pop in! I love catching up with old friends! Basically this book was amazing and you need to read it! I cannot wait for the next book, especially since it’s about Camden! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.
TheBeccaFiles 4 days ago
The Number of Love was an intriguing story. Even though it's the first in the Codebreakers series, the author has added several appearances from characters in previous books. I wish I would have read her book A Song Unheard so I could have known a bit more of Margot's life prior to this book, but it didn't prevent me from following along with the story at all. (I actually didn't know this fact until after I saw a few other reviews). it was really incredible how the author was able to weave it all together. Have you ever finished reading a book, and then you're sad because you wish you had more time with the characters? That's the type of gem you receive when reading this one. :) I liked that Margot wasn't your typical heroine. Women are often considered the more "emotional beings" but that isn't always the case. It was really interesting to see a young woman facing hurdles that may not be typical of others. I marveled in getting inside of her mind as she faced both success and heartache. And Drake? Ohh Drake. Men, take some notes, because Drake was wonderful. Instead of trying to "fix" Margot, he found ways to be supportive of her. I admit that while I've heard of codebreakers before and find them fascinating, I haven't read much about them in the past. At the end of the book the author shares a bit of the "fact and fiction" from her research. I always appreciate when authors share this because it shows a deep respect for true history even when the stories may (or may not) slightly alter people or events. I don't believe I've heard of Room 40 before, but it's incredible the work that those people did and how close they were as people. I enjoyed this novel and I'm interested in seeing where the story continues with the next in the series. Fans of WWI and WWII history are sure to get sucked right in. *I received a copy of this book through CelebrateLit. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
Mommynificent 5 days ago
I have been excitedly awaiting this book ever since meeting Margot in A Song Unheard, and it did not disappoint! Roseanna White's characters are always the perfect blend of intelligent and quirky, her historical settings are always spot on, and the spiritual journey of her characters is always inspiring. This book checks all those boxes and more. I have always been a sucker for characters who are a little socially awkward because of their genius and for the characters who love them, both romantically and as loyal friends. For all those reasons, I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it! My 14-year old daughter also read and enjoyed this book as part of our studies on WW1 this year! I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley.
Jolanthe0 5 days ago
If you’ve never read a book by Roseanne White, you are in for a wonderful treat! As with all of her other books, the attention to detail and the depth of both her characters and research of the time period features shines through. The Number of Love follows a young codebreaker, Margot De Wilde, as she works to decipher the enemy’s messages. Margot sees the world through an interesting lens - numbers. Through her secretive work she meets “18” - a young man who quickly falls for her quirks and sees the heart of the girl behind the numbers. Together the delve into breaking a crucial code that will save many lives, but not before their own, and the lives of many they love, are threatened. While this book goes hand-in-hand with a precious series by White, it can be read independently without the reader missing a beat (although the stories of others in the book are equally as wonderful!). White offers a peek into another aspect of WW1 and the role many men and women played in helping foil the enemy’s plans by using their own codes against them. Another great read and one I highly recommend. Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher to read prior to its release and was not required to write a positive review. A opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Stardust_Fiddle 5 days ago
This may have been my first book by Roseanna White, but it definitely will not be my last! From the very first page, I was captivated by this unique story and drawn into the complex plot. In general, I have not read a great deal of historical fiction set during WWI, and never about those responsible for decrypting and encrypting enemy code. There is an enigma surrounding codebreakers, one that brings to mind spies, conspiracies, and scheming. “The Number of Love” has all of that and more, tautly woven into an absorbing narrative. Employing meticulous pieces that continue to add to the puzzle as a whole, White calculatingly draws the reader into what becomes a multifarious story. Early on in the novel, the setting is relatively serene, and Margot De Wilde had me grinning from the outset. There is so much to love about her character, particularly given the time period in which she lives. Forging a career for herself and defying convention, she is very much an innovative woman in a man’s world. She carries herself with aplomb and a sarcastic wit and is incredibly intelligent, being the only female codebreaker of the confidential Room 40, and only 18 years old at that. “Mathematics never led her astray.” As an English major and someone whose worst subject was always math, Margot’s aptitude awed me. It was fascinating for me to read how White created this character who thinks and acts in terms of mathematics, whose ultimate goal is to complete her university studies and attain a professorship. Witnessing how Margot implements mathematical principles into all aspects of her life gave her character a stimulating individuality. Another aspect of her character that I really appreciated was her faith in God, demonstrating that the sciences and math do not preclude the existence of God and a personal relationship with Him. I thought that it was very fascinating that God communicates to Margot, and vice versa, through numbers. Also, the insight into the grieving process is well done, including facets of post-traumatic stress and anger toward God. Social anxiety is explored as well, along with various relationships and their consequences. “The Number of Love” provides a tale of intrigue, romance, and faith in the midst of battles both personal and national, a thoroughly engaging novel highly recommended for historical fiction lovers. I received a complimentary copy of this book through CelebrateLit and was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
ReadingCornerforAll 5 days 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 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 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 7 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.