Thursday, June 27, 2019

Book Review - The Number of Love


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 German telegrams for hints of the enemy's plans. 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 quick and brainy Margot, but soon the dangers of the war draw ever closer. Margot and Drake will have to team up to save themselves from the very secrets that brought them together.


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.


I love reading about Britain during the World War II and especially enjoy reading about the code-breakers that helped to break the Nazi codes and the spies that infiltrated behind enemy lines. This book has lots of action regarding both of these things. Add in characters that you really care about and this book is one I couldn't put down!

I love Margot and her quirky personality and how she sees everything in regards to numbers. I'm in awe of people who understand numbers and she definitely is one who understands the pattern of them and this is what makes her great in her work as a code-breaker. She deeply cares about her family and her friends, although she doesn't always show it in ways that others understand. I really love how she understands her new friend, Dot, and how Dot needs time to recover after being around people for a length of time. As an introvert, I loved Dot, too, because I really understood how she felt. Back to Margot, though, I really liked how she was very comfortable in her own skin and knew that God made her the way she is and that was enough.

Drake is Dot's brother and has been doing undercover work. When he meets Margot, he is smitten and can't get her out of his mind. Their relationship grows gradually and I liked that they understood each other's sense of humor. He is caring and a strong character that I enjoyed getting to know.

There are a lot of twists and turn in this book to keep you on the edge of your seat and keep you interested. I love how the author brought so much accurate historical facts into this book. I loved this book and highly recommend it! I give it 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me by Bethany House. I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.

Blessings - Julie

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