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.

  The Number of Love (Codebreakers #1)

My Thoughts:

Once I started reading this story, I couldn’t put it down! Roseanna White has penned another delightful story, with dynamic characters that come to life within the pages and quickly become as real as if you were in the action right alongside them.

Margot knows what she wants and she isn’t afraid to go after it with everything she has. She is a brilliant mathematician and codebreaker. Her work in room 40 cracking codes for the Brittish Intelligence Office is paramount in helping to change the tide against the German forces in World War I.

Drake Elton is used to reading people upon meeting them, but Margot is unlike anyone he’s ever met before. After their brief encounter, her dark eyes and snapping whit capture his attention and linger in his memory. When their paths cross again, sparks are sure to fly.

There is so much to love about this story! Historical details, encrypted letters, biological warfare, rogue spies, adventure, drama, love, and dynamic characters that take ahold of your heart and don’t let go.  You won’t want to miss a moment of this page-turning adventure!

(I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to write a positive review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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About the Author:

Roseanna 2018  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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  The Number of Love (Codebreakers #1)




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