A new series from Roseanna M. White premiers with a familiar face or maybe I should say a familiar mind. (Margot De Wilde from A Song Unheard).
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 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.
In My Opinion
Readers of Roseanna M. White’s Shadows Over England series met Margot De Wilde in book two. The girl, now young woman, is a genius who lives her life in numbers and formulas, not emotions.
In The Number of Love, Margot suffers a loss that draws out those emotions, yet Margot isn’t sure what to do with them. Add in a new friend with a brother who isn’t at all what she expects, and Margot questions much in her life.
White puts readers in Margot’s head. A woman who doesn’t see the world as almost everyone else, who sees an order in everything, who is intent on solving the unsolvable, she’s a difficult character to put skin on. Yet White does just that, making Margot even more likable than when we met her in A Song Unheard.
And Drake? Oh, you guys, Drake! This man has not interest in the flighty, pretty girls his sister knows. Nope, he’s drawn to the intelligence he finds in Margot, a woman who is content to seek an education and never marry. So what does Drake do? He goes about learning about this woman and what makes her tick then courts her accordingly.
And if that isn’t enough to get you into the book, how about adding a villain you can’t quite get a handle on, and the WWI codebreakers who work in London’s room 40.
The Number of Love is another can’t miss read from Roseanna White as she gives you a new lens to view history.
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Come back on Friday because Roseanna White is stopping by and talking about what she loves about this book cover (plus there’s a giveaway!)