Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Rebecca Reviews ~ The Number of Love (The Codebreakers #1) by Roseanna White + Giveaway of A Song Unheard (print AND Kindle)

Paperback368 pages
Published June 4th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers
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. 

Learn more about Roseanna and her books on her blog, Writing Roseanna.

Rebecca's Review
5 STARS!!!

"The numbers marched across the page in a glory all their own." 

Margot De Wilde stays quite busy using her prodigious mathematical prowess to aid England's intelligence network at its highest level; in short, Margot is a codebreaker. She would rather calculate the number of bricks used to construct a building, than bat her eyes in flirtation; thus keeping her male counterparts in Room 40 at a comfortable distance. That is until one day, when Lieutenant Drake Elton barged into her private conversation of numbers and popped just the right question, "Have you a name?"

Drake Elton cannot forget the girl without a name, whose dark eyes pervade his memory through-out the hours of his dangerous days and nights. When his own service as an intelligence agent is interrupted by a life threatening injury, Drake returns home to England to recuperate and discovers the enigmatic Margot De Wilde once again; this time at the side of his hospital bed, in the shadow of his beloved sister. Unfortunately, all is not fair in love and war as pundits would have us to believe, for there are some puzzles that seem impossible to solve, or perhaps it's just a matter of asking the right question.

"Three, nine, twenty-seven, eighty-one . . . Eighteen. Eighteen. Eighteen." The number of love.

Outstanding hardly seems adequate to describe the manner in which Roseanna White has brought these characters to life!

I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. The opinions stated above are entirely my own. 

Senior Reviewer, Rebecca Maney

Rebecca is a graduate of Bryan College with a degree in Christian Education, and is currently serving at the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina as the Director of Children's Ministry. With over 30 years of experience in her field, she has had many opportunities to use her love of reading and writing in creative ways across the generations. A wife, mother of four "nearly" grown children, and grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren, Rebecca has been able to return to her love of reading and more recently reviewing, with a renewed passion for the "beauty of story".

Here's a bonus for anyone who has read to the end!

Margot De Wilde was introduced  as a secondary character in 

Rebecca has purchased a copy of A Song Unheard for GIVEAWAY!!!

Giveaway Instructions

1) You must follow the blog through GFC in the right sidebar >>>

2) You must leave a comment telling us what you enjoy most about historical fiction, especially books that take place during 'The Great War'. 

3) You must leave an email address in a non-spammy format
(jane at here dot com) so you can be contacted if you win.
No email. No entry.  (Unless I know you really well!!) I won't chase you down. :-)

US Only (48 contiguous states) because postage is a bear!

Winner will be drawn on June 18th.

REMEMBER: This GIVEAWAY is for a print copy of 
A Song Unheard (Shadows Over England #2)...NOT The Number of Love!!


I bought a Kindle copy of A SONG UNHEARD for any international blog follower!!!!
Just leave a comment like the others but include what country you are in!!! 

~Happy Reading~


  1. I love historical fiction! Mostly because I think that I learn something more than reading contemporary fiction.

    I follow the blog via GFC


  2. Thank you so much for this giveaway! I've read A Song Unheard but had to check it out from my library. I'd love to have a copy of it on my shelf alongside the other two books in the series that I do have. I love to read historical fiction to learn more about different periods in history. I'm glad that there are more books being published now about World War I.
    I am a follower via GFC.


  3. I LOVE reading historical fiction! For me it is such an enjoyable way to learn about history instead of the text-booky way I had to learn it in school. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of A Song Unheard! ~Alison Boss

    I am following the blog through GFC.


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