Book Review, Book Tour, Historical

Blog Tour – The Number of Love

TNOLI6atlPJzWelcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White with JustRead Publicity Tours! Follow along with the tour for a special inside peek at how The Number of Love is connected to the author’s previous book from another series, A Song Unheard.


Title: The Number of Love
Series: Codebreakers #1
Author: Roseanna M. White
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: June 4, 2019
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Intrigue

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

What an incredible story!
And yes, it’s the first book in a new series, from the talented Roseanna White….but it didn’t really feel like the first book in a new series…..because…well, some of her beloved characters from the Shadows over England series join us in this series too.
Yeah, I wasn’t expecting it, but I loved it.

But wait. Let me go back and start at the beginning. What first caught my attention about this book (well, after the fact that I knew I had to read it because of who the author is) was the beautiful cover. It’s not only gorgeous, but also intriguing. The girl is pensive, and she’s writing a number into the condensation on the window….?

So. Meet Margot DeWilde. And you will see almost immediately why numbers are on the cover, although it took awhile to figure out why 18 was significant, but I had my suspicions… :0 )
I loved her…Margot DeWilde. As the heroine, she was great. I think I probably should have remembered her as a secondary character in A Song Unheard. (Or maybe it’s just that her brother was the main character there, I can’t remember, exactly…)
She’s smart, talented, and dedicated to her work. A job which was highly unusual for a woman in those days. She’s a codebreaker, one of the best, actually, during the Great War. She’s so talented in numbers that she thinks in numbers.
She’s not looking for love, or romance, of any kind.
So when she meets Drake Elton, she’s not quite sure what to think. Because he makes it very obvious that he wants to pursue her.
And then there’s the whole danger factor. And the fact that her mom died quite unexpectedly.
So yes, there’s a bit of suspense involved here.

The characters are so real. And relatable. I love how Ms. White has the ability to bring those days to life right before my eyes! I love, loved this visit to England in 1917!
This whole book wraps up into a absolutely engaging story.
If you enjoy historical fiction, you won’t want to miss it!
Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Also…I’d like to add one other thing here…a week or so ago, I posted about this book, a Coming Soon post. And, along with that post, I included a giveaway to a paperback copy for this book. Sadly, I have not yet received one entry! I am amazed that nobody wants books these days!! 😉 (I have a feeling it might be due to the fact, more than anything else,  that I didn’t mention the giveaway at the top of that blog post… 😉 ) Anyway, if you would like a chance to win a copy of this book, directly from me, head over here and leave a comment!

AND…here’s this other book, the one that has Margot DeWilde’s brother as the main character. If you haven’t read this one yet, you definitely will want to! But I would recommend you read this entire set, in order, rather than just jumping in to the middle of it.

Title: A Song UnheardTNOLN6FCgKQw
Series: Shadows Over England #2
Roseanna M. White
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: January 2, 2018
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Intrigue

Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which make her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales.

Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he’s won—until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father’s work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is in meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe.

But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn’t—that she must betray him and find that cypher, or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has.

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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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Grand Prize: Shadows Over England series, The Number of Love, and the Decrypto board game, plus “Mi Alma” necklace (Necklace is 24″ chain with a 1″ pendant that says “Mi Alma” Spanish for “My Soul”. A term of endearment used throughout the book. Handmade by Bookworm Mama)

(3) additional winners of The Number of Love.

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight June 3, 2019 and last through 11:59 pm June 17, 2019. US only. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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