Sunday, November 1, 2020

Review ~ A Portrait of Loyalty (The Codebreakers 3) by Roseanna White


Paperback384 pages
Published September 8th 2020 by Bethany House Publishers

Zivon Marin was one of Russia's top cryptographers, until the October Revolution tore apart his world. Forced to flee after speaking out against Lenin and separated from his brother along the way, he arrives in England driven by a growing anger and determined to offer his services to the Brits.

Lily Blackwell sees the world best through the lens of a camera--and possesses unsurpassed skill when it comes to retouching and recreating photographs. With her father's connections in propaganda, she's recruited to the intelligence division, even though her mother would disapprove.

After Captain Blackwell invites Zivon to dinner one evening, a friendship blooms between him and Lily. He sees patterns in what she deems chaos; she sees beauty in a world he thought destroyed. But both have secrets they're unwilling to share. When her photographs reveal that someone has been following Zivon, his loyalties are called into question--and his enemies are discovered to be far closer than he'd feared. 



My Review 4 STARS!!!

Twists and turns abound in this beautiful story, along with pain. The depth of loss during war is incomprehensible to many of us. I appreciate the amount of research Roseanna White must have done in order to write such a believable story. It is a fitting ending to The Codebreakers!

Zivon Marin intrigued me greatly in the previous book (On Wings of Devotion) but in A Portrait of Loyalty he captured my heart. Quiet, determined, and steadfast are just a few of his admirable qualities. I loved hearing the letters he wrote Lily. They were deeply romantic and sigh worthy. No spoilers as to why he had to resort to writing.

Lily Blackwell has an incredible talent when it comes to photography and editing images. It was a joy to see what she saw through the author’s descriptive language. But heartache comes and it is a real shocker.

I would recommend reading the books in order to get the full enjoyment and intricacy of the time period and characters. I received a copy of the book from the author and publisher. No review was required. No compensation received.

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