The Number of Love (The Codebreakers, #1) by Roseanna M. White

The Number of Love (The Codebreakers, #1)

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.D...

Details The Number of Love (The Codebreakers, #1)

TitleThe Number of Love (The Codebreakers, #1)
Release DateJun 4th, 2019
PublisherBethany House Publishers
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Christian, Fiction

Reviews The Number of Love (The Codebreakers, #1)

  • Sarah Grace Grzy
    Everyone fell in love with the quirky, genius, number-loving Margot in A Song Unheard. And now she has her own story. Roseanna White is an author with many strengths and talents, from strong plots to the historical depth her stories contain, but perhaps her greatest strength is her characters. Each and every one is unique with their own quirks, and each one sees the world a little differently. For this character-loving girl, that makes these book...
  • Deanne Patterson
    I'm not sure how Roseanna White topped her last book, which I loved but she has.This is the first book in her new series, the Codebreakers series.Her books are totally on point. Though fictional they are so meticulously researched you would swear you were reading a true account of things going on. I am always fascinated in learning new information about things I already know.Margot is such a strong willed and intelligent woman . I loved seeing a ...
  • Melissa Tagg
    Roseanna White never, ever fails to completely delight and enthrall me with her stories. Every single time, the storyline is intriguing, the characters are layered and relatable and unique...and Margot might be her most unique character yet. I adored her! Her love of numbers and her very analytical, rational personality are pretty much the complete opposite of me...and yet, I still connected with her so deeply. I felt what she felt. I loved getti...
  • Shantelle
    Oh my goodness! My heart! Roseanna M. White is a fantastic writer. Her latest novel, The Number of Love, starts a brand new series set during the Great War ... and actually focuses on a secondary character from her last series!If you read A Song Unheard (SHADOWS OVER ENGLAND #2), you met the brilliant, young Margot De Wilde. I don't know if she intrigued you, but she did me! It was so exciting to dive into her personal story in the first book of ...
  • E.F.B.
    Of the four books Mrs. White has written that are set in the WWI era, this may be my new favorite. I fell in love with Margot the second she stepped on the page as a side character in the second book in the Shadows Over England series, "A Song Unheard". Interestingly enough, I didn't love her because she was anything like me. She actually adores math and connects numbers with everything while I have been known to despise math in spite of being se...
  • Amanda Geaney
    3 Reasons to Recommend: The Number of Love3 - History. During the Great War, Room 40 was the intelligence hub of the Admiralty. White portrays this organization of codebreakers and secretarial staff as a diverse yet tight-knit group of professionals. She draws a number of fascinating real-life events into her storyexplaining in her author's note how she had to alter the timeline of a few to fit her storyline. 2 - Friendship. Im not a secretaryIm ...
  • Rachel McMillan
    THIS WAS SO MY JAM! I loved a unique heroine who saw the world in a different way and the man who learned her language in his soft and patient pursuit of her. But, I also loved the splendid cast of supporting characters: Red and Dot and Philip Frigging Camden ( my play on his name). It is about TIME the CBA got a Philip Camden so I am delighted that the next book in the series is his.Roseanna White is one of the most intelligent writers on the pl...
  • Staci
    I adored Margot in the prior series and she was a great way to kick off the Codebteakers Series.
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    I'm intrigued when the main character has an unusual process of thinking and the author successfully draws me into their mind. Two of my favorite examples are Pimpernel by Sheralyn Pratt and The Unlikely Master Genius by Carla Kelly. The Number of Love is now added to that list! Margot's mathematical intellect bleeds into her spirituality and emotions, and I was fascinated by the idea that she received her personal revelations and inspiration thr...
  • Abigail
    Why did I wait so long to read this book?!? It was fabulous!!!! I am most definitely going to be reading more of Ms. White's book! Her writing, characters, storylines, accurate history, and anything else that this gorgeous book contained was amazing. I love that the cover ties perfectly in with this story. I literally was fangirling once I discovered the tie in! I loved every single one of the characters! Margot was amazing and though we are comp...
  • Maureen Timerman
    I just loved the mind the author gave the main character Margot and she turned out to have her wits about her in direr situations.We put faces to those making the ultimate sacrifices during the First World War, and we are able to walk in their shoes for a while.Love reading historical fiction that is based on fact, and this read did not disappoint! I cant wait for the next in this series!I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher B...
  • Maddy
    Oh my goodness, this book! ❤ This author amazes me with every new release. Im not a huge fan of historical fiction but I just love this author.After reading the Shadows Over England series, I couldnt wait for The Number of Love. I was so excited when I found out it was about Margot! I had huge expectations for this book and it completely lived up to them. This author is incredibly talented. Her way of writing a story is just beautiful. Shes the...
  • Mikayla
    So, I may have stayed up late reading this the day after I got it. I was so excited to pick up this after reading about Margot in the Shadows over England series. I loved all her talk about mathematics. Even though I got slightly tired of it sometimes, it felt perfectly believable and fit her character to a T. Also, the plot point at the beginning just killed me. I wanted to hug Margot. But her reaction to it was spot on perfect.Drake was one of ...
  • Samantha
    I think this is my new FAVORITE book by Roseanna M White! I just LOVED all the characters and how they all had to overcome personal fears. Margot had to find out who she was outside of all the numbers in her head. She learned that she didn't get to decide what was the right path for her in life but to follow the one God was leading her down. I just LOVED this one!
  • Camille Eide
    Definitely one of the most interesting Christian novels I've ever read. Roseanna White is thoroughly captivating both as a wordsmith and storyteller. I'm looking forward to diving into the next book in the Codebreaker series.
  • Melanie
    3.5 starsThe Number of Love is the first book in Roseanne M. White's newest series, The Codebreakers. I've read and loved White's previous two series and so I was eager to read this book. It was a very interesting story and I loved the setting. WWI storylines are fascinating and this one about codebreakers definitely grabbed my attention.I really enjoyed the characters. The romance was sweet and it was intriguing how the heroine felt numbers. The...
  • Toni Shiloh
    I loved everything about this book! First of all, Margot!! Ive wanted to know more about Margot since I read about her in the Shadows over England series. Margots not your usual heroine. She thinks in numbers and values logic over feelings. I can admire that and it made for a great read.And Drake! What a hero. Instead of forcing Margot to comply to his way of thinking, he woos her in a way she can appreciate. It was so sweet to see their romance ...
  • Kristine Morgan
    The Number of Love is the first book in Ms. White's Codebreaker series. Various characters from her previous books are part of the story. It's always cool to run into old friends from previous books! I always look forward to a new book from Ms. White and then before I know it I'm waiting for the next one! I particularly enjoyed Margo and Drake's story. Both are strong, intriguing characters who move the plot along quickly. Ms. White also enjoys r...
  • Angie Thompson
    Awwwww, I loved this!
  • Rachel
    This book was very, very cool. Not perfect, but really enjoyable. Margot De Wilde was a secondary character in White's earlier book A Song Unheard, and probably my favorite character in that, so I was really excited that she got her own book. This one is set several years after Song, and she's now working as a codebreaker for British Intelligence during WWI. Of course, there's a love story, with her slowly coming to like and then love a British s...
  • Rachel
    I loved this first book of Roseanna M. White's Codebreakers series, which directly follows and is connected to her Shadows over England trilogy. Our female protagonist, Margot DeWilde, is introduced to us during Willa's story in A Song Unheard. I was so happy to see her as a major character as opposed to a minor one because as I said in answer to a discussion question about her in one of my groups: "Margot--I loved her. She is obviously autistic,...
  • Lori
    Great start to a new series! Roseanne White has a real talent for bringing history to life. I found the historical aspects of this book particularly interesting, as I havent read any other books which focused on cryptography and the secretive Room 40. I thought the overall tone of the book was kind of sad, but that was to be expected with the subject matter. I loved Drake and thought he was really sweet and patient with Margot. I found Camden to ...
  • Rachael
    I dont read book blurbs for authors that I love. I dont need to because I know Im going to totally enjoy the book. What a thrill it was to find that some of the characters I fell in love with from her previous series, were in this series!! One of them is the main character.This book grabs the readers attention right from the start. I connected with Margot in some respects. Im not emotional, and I dont run my life based on them. I even get confuse...
  • raffaela
    Let me start this review by saying that I've never read a Christian historical fiction romance before, so I didn't know what to expect going into this. I'm not even sure how to benchmark this after I've read it, because I have nothing to compare it to. Curiosity, interest in the historical setting of Room 40, and a pretty cover (I want a sweater in that color 😍) were my main motivations for reading this. I'm just going to bullet my thoughts in...
  • Nicole
    My first full length novel by Roseanna M. White, this certainly won't be my last! From the very first page this is a story that weaves intrigue and wonder into a world of order, formulas, and patterns. Each character comes alive in their own right, but we see them filtered through the unique view of our analytical heroine, who sees life through a maze of numbers that mean so much more than their numerical value. I loved Morgot's style! I loved he...
  • Melissa
    This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed the plot of the Codebreakers especially Margot and the way her brain worked so differently from mine(I am not mathematical in the slightest!). Books set during either of the World Wars are intriguing to me and I love that it's set during World War 1. The look into the code breaking that went on during the war was fascinating to me. The characters were likable and different, with Margot's super intell...
  • ✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
    I enjoyed the characters and the historical background of this story. World Wars always has fascinating me. Plus this story was written surrounding London and I personally know these places by heart as Westminster is one of my favourite places to meet God. The story was fast-paced and I missed the interaction between the two main characters. I would love loved to see their relationship blooms. That was my missing and wished it was developed. I wi...
  • Kav
    So, I was dreading the end of the Shadows Over England series because I loved those books sooooooo much so you can just imagine how loud my squeals were when I discovered there's lots of carryover from that series into this new Codebreakers series. But that doesn't mean you have to read SOE first. Just that you'll be thrilled down to your toes to meet up with fave characters if you have. I might have done a major swoon dip-and-dive when Barclay m...