Historical Fiction, Review

The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White

Roseanna M. White delivers the first in her newest fascinating WWI historical romance series, The Codebreakers! The Number of Love is sprinkled with espionage and faith!

about the book

The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White (The Codebreakers 1)

The Number of Love by Roseanna M White

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 that just won’t give up. He’s smitten quickly by the too-intelligent Margot, but how to convince a girl who lives entirely in her mind that sometimes life’s answers lie in the heart?

Amidst 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 them all from the very secrets that brought them together.

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my thoughts

White’s characters are deliciously complex and her plot delightfully unexpected for an intellectually and emotionally satisfying reading experience. Historical aspects of the story fascinated my mind while intimate details of each character’s life captivated my heart!

Margot’s uniqueness makes her an especially endearing character. In addition to her mathematical genius, she is a genuine young woman with vulnerabilities. Personally, I can relate to Margot’s attempts to avoid and ignore the mess that emotions can often wreak upon our lives.

Drake’s intelligence, bravery, and persistence in not only serving his country but also wooing a reluctant young lady are just the beginning of his long list of admirable character traits. He is an undeniable hero whose charm and chivalry make him irresistibly swoon-worthy.

Fans of White’s previous series, Shadows Over England, will be just as pleased with this first installment of The Codebreakers series including its occasional cameos by beloved characters. The Number of Love is Margot’s chance to shine as the heroine of her own story and shine she does! I highly recommend this story and it joins the Shadows Over England series among my all-time favorites!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.


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, 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.

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The Codebreakers

The Number of Love by Roseanna M White On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M White


Shadows Over England series

A Name Unknown by Roseanna White A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White 


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