The Number of Love Review

Hello my dear reader friends! You know all those new books I’ve been sharing on First Line Friday? Well, it’s time to start sharing their reviews too 🙂

We’re going to start with The Number of Love by Roseanna White.**sigh** I just love this new series she started. Yes, I’m always sad to see a series go, but I have to tell you a little secret. I’m kind of glad because now we get The Codebreakers series!!!

About the Book

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

Amid 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 themselves from the very secrets that brought them together.

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My Perspective

Just when I think I’ve read the best book by Roseanna White, she outdoes herself. I’ve only read book one, and I already know The Codebreakers series is going to be my all time favorite! In true White fashion, she makes history come to life. The way she weaves historical facts into her novels amazes me. I knew that real codebreakers existed, but I really didn’t know much about how it worked, let alone the fact that women took part. And yes, I understand this is fiction work. Even so, you can learn a thing or two! 

Most recognize Margot De Wilde from one of White’s earlier series. Honestly, I have been waiting to learn more about her ever since we first met. She is so intriguing, strong, and has a good head on her shoulders. She didn’t need a man in her life in order to be a good character – she was great all on her own. That being said, once her and Drake Elton started conversing, I couldn’t get enough of them. Margot is very scientific and factual, and rarely thinks with emotion. It makes her such a unique heroine which is probably why she is my favorite. It also made the dynamic between her and Drake that much more interesting. He cannot just come in a sweep her off her feet. He has to be meticulous about it, and try to come in from her point of view. Seeing him do this kind of intensified the swoon factor. Who doesn’t love a guy who will think outside the box and do whatever it takes to win over his leading lady!?

The Number of Love is a fantastic start to a new series by White. This reader will be sitting anxiously, waiting for the arrival of book two. Historic fiction and romance fiction fans alike will fall in love with Margot and Drake! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

fans alike will fall in love with Margot and Drake! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the Author

Roseanna M. White

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

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