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    The Number of Love, #1
    Roseanna M. White
    Bethany House / 2019 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 50% ($8.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 123 Reviews
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  1. Willows, CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Christian Suspenseful, Romantic. Historical Wonderfulness
    August 15, 2019
    Anne Baxter Campbell
    Willows, CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Definitely another ten for Writing Roseanna. Okay, so I'm only allowed to give her a five-star review, but she deserves at least double that. This is a first-class WWI historical romance chock full enough of suspense to classify it in at least three or four genres.

    Margot De Wilde is a rare genius in math, a code-breaker for the English intelligence. She thinks in terms of numbers, and when God keeps giving her the number 18 to pray for, she does. She's pretty sure she's praying for someone in dire danger, so her prayers are most fervent ... until the day when her mother dies. Margot refuses--God should have had her praying for her mother! God stops speaking to her, and she stops speaking to Him.

    But then she reluctantly begins to be attracted to this one guy, the brother of her best friend, a man who has been severely wounded. See how all the numbers come together by buying The Number of Love.

    I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley, but this review reflects only my own opinions.
  2. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Codebreaking Intrigue
    August 2, 2019
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Number of Love was written by Roseanna M. White and is the first book in the Codebreakers series.

    Summary: Margot De Wilde has a unique mind for numbers, making her perfect at her job-cracking codes and deciphering intercepted German telegrams for the English military.

    But when life takes a devastating turn, her fascination with numbers might not be enough to sustain her outside her work. Can she find a way to relate to the real world-and still solve a German mystery that could save those she cares about?

    My Thoughts: I always enjoy Roseanna White's ability to interweave actual historical events within intricate plot lines that grab my attention and just don't let go-making her one of my all-time favorite authors.

    This book was no exception. The storyline was fascinating, the characters were flawed and yet so relatable, and I was completely engaged.

    I am looking forward to the next one, and I would definitely recommend this book!

    Note: This book does contain characters from the Shadows Over England series, but it is not necessary to have read those books to enjoy this one.

    As always, I would like to thank Bethany House for providing me with a digital copy of this book in exchange for my review.
  3. Canada
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Incredible start to another blockbuster series by Roseanna M. White
    July 30, 2019
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    So, I was dreading the end of the Shadows Over England series because I loved those books sooooooo much so you can just imagine how loud my squeals were when I discovered there's lots of carryover from that series into this new Codebreakers series. But that doesn't mean you have to read SOE first. Just that you'll be thrilled down to your toes to meet up with fave characters if you have. I might have done a major swoon dip-and-dive when Barclay made a few cameos. Be still my heart.

    Mind you, Drake Elton makes a mighty fine hero as well. There's something about this dashing spy with a conscience that curls my toes. He's all mission-minded until he meets Margot and then his focus shifts to teasing and flirting which doesn't fuss Margot in the least. In fact, she hold's her own much to Drake's utter delight. "She was obviously a subscriber to the virtues of sarcasm, and when one could engage her there, she went from stony silence to smiles." (p 200) He's smitten. She is not. Let the games begin!

    I wasn't sure how I would relate to Margot since I have a major math-phobia. I thought it would be hard to connect with her analytical mathematician's mind but I was sooooo wrong! Love the way arithmetic is a prayer language for her and I think eighteen might become my new lucky number. :-)

    Espionage, secret codes, ruthless killers -- all the ingredients for a thrilling plot that kept me turning pages. And White has woven in some beautiful inspirational threads into this story as well.

    "And faith isn't just a 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." (p 273)

    An incredible start to another blockbuster series by this author. Can't wait for On Wings of Devotion to release in January 2020!
  4. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Roseanna White delivers again with an engaging opening to a new series.
    July 22, 2019
    Onto Her Bookshelf
    At long last, we get a book about Margot! After getting a glimpse into her unique character in previous books, I was eager to read her story. And as usual with Roseanna White, I was not disappointed.

    This story, like her most recent series, is set during World War 1. It was fascinating getting a glimpse inside what it was like for the codebreakers and spies during that time period. I'd only recently heard about the women who worked as codebreakers, so this novel was timely for my curiosity. Margot's unique way of thinking was fascinating to me, as I am not a numbers person at all. I liked that she stood apart from any other character I had read about in that way.

    Margot and Drake are both very interesting characters whose stories kept me engaged throughout the whole book. Their struggles, some obvious, some subtle, were relevant for all people in all eras. I appreciated how Roseanna explored the effects of grief, especially as it relates to our relationship with God.

    I think this was a good opening to another series I'll be keeping close tabs on. Roseanna White always delivers it all, high quality historical fiction with characters and plots that keep me engaged to the very end.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Riveting story with history, mystery, romance, and faith.
    July 19, 2019
    The Number of Love, by Roseanna M. White, is the first book in The Codebreakers series. A genuine page-turner from start to finish, this novel is a stunning piece of historical fiction. Truly riveting and utterly fascinating, this engaging story is incredibly well-researched and exceptionally well-written.

    With great skill and thoughtfulness, Ms. White brings a refreshing vitality and relevance to historical events and settings that existed more than a century ago. It is within this rich setting that the characters in this story thrive with purpose and authenticity. As their desires, fears, strengths, and idiosyncrasies are revealed; they become wholly intriguing and memorable. With excellent pacing and compelling details, the gripping plot entertains with a thrilling blend of mystery, suspense, and romance. Themes of perseverance and faith add depth and meaning to a story that is inspiring and unforgettable.

    Ms. White has firmly established herself as one of my favorite authors. Her talent for storytelling thrills me again and again. The Number of Love is a novel I look forward to sharing with friends and re-reading in the future. I highly recommend this book to all readers.

    *I was given a copy of this book from the publisher. A review was not required. The review I have written contains opinions that are entirely my own.
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