Monday, June 10, 2019

The Number of Love- Review and Giveaway

 

Welcome 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.

ABOUT THE BOOK

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.


Title:A Song Unheard
Series: Shadows Over England #2 
Author: 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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REVIEW


Until The Number of Love, I had never read any of Roseanna White's books other then A Song Unheard. Fortunately, that meant that I was now reading Margot's story, the sister of Lukas from the book. And while I think that the story itself would be easy enough for someone to understand without having read the previous one, I was surprised by how much the events of A Song Unheard were brought into this story.

Margot is a bright young woman, more like a genius, who lives her life breaking code and dreaming of the day when, just maybe, people will stop underestimating her. As a spy, Drake can only ever do his best to make sure that people DO underestimate him, or else his life might be forfeit. But when a bullet sends him back home, he'll have to prove to Margot not only that he doesn't underestimate her, but that she shouldn't underestimate the future they can have together.

Like with A Song Unheard, The Number of Love is an enjoyable read. I connected well with the fact that Margot finds it difficult to make female friends, something I also dealt with through my childhood and still sometimes today. And her love of puzzles and mathematics sparked my own, so that I would stop reading ever once in awhile to grab my sudoku.

At the same time, however, I found some of Margot's behavior better suited to her childhood in the last book. She throws just as many tantrums as she did in her younger years, even if she better rationalizes them, and she doesn't attempt to make friends until God literally commands her to. But perhaps that is my perspective because, while I was never as intelligent, I was much like Margot though I grew out of it much quicker. Yet Margot is still young, and how can I not like a story about a heroine who thinks much the same as me?

I have provided an honest review after having received a copy of the book through Just Read Tours.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


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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TOUR GIVEAWAY

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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7 comments:

  1. Roseanna White is an exceptional author! Thank you for being a part of the tour!

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  2. I appreciate this post so much, thank you for sharing!

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  3. My wife loves Roseanna White's books. It was the best gift I ever gave her on her birthday!

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  4. My fiancee and I found this book to be very accurate and I would highly recommend it!

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  5. Oh. My. Word. I cannot express in words my love for the Shadows Over England series .. MUST READ!!!

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