Thursday, June 20, 2019

Review: "The Number of Love" by Roseanna M. White

I'm so happy I discovered Roseanna M. White's books several years ago! Her latest release, The Number of Love, features a familiar face in Margot De Wilde, introduced in A Song Unheard (part of a previous series, but they all interconnect). Now an adult, Margot works for Room 40, a British intelligence organization.

The Toughest Puzzle She’ll Have to Solve

Might be the Wishes of Her Own Heart

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, she discovers for the first time in her life that 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 soon the dangers of the war draw ever closer. Margot and Drake will have to work together to save themselves from the very secrets that brought them together.

I loved Margot so much! Her brain works differently than most people's, with numbers running through her mind to signify different things. She had no interest in anything but her work as a codebreaker until she meets Dot, a new secretary who suffers from anxiety. God clearly tells Margot to befriend Dot, and they soon become fast friends. Margot's friendship with Dot leads her to Dot's brother Drake.

I loved the connection between Drake and Margot (you'll have to read the novel to see just how great it is), and I thought Margot's life and work was fascinating. While there's obviously romance in this novel, what really had me flying through the pages were the relationships between characters. White has written some excellent characters (with real life problems) in this book—anyone with any sort of role in the story has something intriguing about him or her. And I especially loved Margot's relationship with the book's antagonist—it was beautiful and unexpected.

This book has romance, intrigue, and friendship, all set in the backdrop of World War I, and it's such a satisfying read! 4-1/2 stars.

Buy the book.

Read my reviews of White's Shadows over England books A Name Unknown (4 stars), A Song Unheard (4-1/2 stars), and An Hour Unspent (5 stars); and her Ladies of the Manor books The Reluctant Duchess (5 stars) and A Lady Unrivaled (4 stars).

Follow the tour:
Among the Reads, June 17
Moments, June 17
Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, June 17
Girls Living For God’s Glory, June 17
Back Porch Reads, June 18
The Avid Reader, June 18
Stories By Gina, June 18
janicesbookreviews, June 18
Reflections From My Bookshelves, June 19
Inspired by Fiction, June 19
Worthy2Read, June 19
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 19
As He Leads is Joy, June 20
Christian Chick’s Thoughts, June 20
Blossoms and Blessings, June 20
Real World Bible Study, June 21
Multifarious, June 21
Emily Yager, June 21
A Reader’s Brain, June 21
Bigreadersite, June 22
For the Love of Literature, June 22
Simple Harvest Reads, June 22 (Guest post from Mindy Houng)
She Lives to Read, June 23
The Christian Fiction Girl, June 23
Just the Write Escape, June 23
Genesis 5020, June 24
For Him and My Family, June 24
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 24
Inklings and notions, June 24
Life of Literature, June 25
Stephanie’s Life of Determination, June 25
Texas Book-aholic, June 25
Just Your Average reviews, June 26
Blogging With Carol, June 26
The Becca Files, June 26
Splashes of Joy, June 26

To celebrate her tour, Roseanna is giving away a grand prize of winner’s choice of TWO signed books, Fruit and Floral Flavors Sugar Shapes, and some Roseanna M. White swag!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Also, some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on a link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. 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."

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...