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

The Number of Love (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 (Codebreakers, #1)

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

Reviews The Number of Love (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 ...
  • 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 story—explaining in her author's note how she had to alter the timeline of a few to fit her storyline. 2 - Friendship. “I’m not a sec...
  • 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 can’t wait for the next in this series!I received this book through Net Galley and the Publishe...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • Toni Shiloh
    I loved everything about this book! First of all, Margot!! I’ve wanted to know more about Margot since I read about her in the Shadows over England series. Margot’s 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 ro...
  • 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...
  • Rachael
    I don’t read book blurb’s for authors that I love. I don’t need to because I know I’m 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. I’m not emotional, and I don’t run my life based on them. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Clara
    I can't find the proper words to describe this book
  • Caitlyn Santi
    A riveting start to White's new series! I love this author's books, she is one of my favorite historical romance authors, and I am always eager to read her next book, as was the case with The Number of Love! I loved Margot in A Song Unheard and was absolutely ecstatic when I learned that she would star in the first book of The Codebreakers series! I loved Margot so much, she is just so fun and delightfully real! I liked Drake a lot. And I absolut...
  • Eva
    As always, Roseanna M. White does not disappoint! I did have a bit of trouble getting into this book, but once I'd read a couple chapters I was completely hooked. Even though it's a bit of a longer read than what I'm used to, I flew through it in about a day. I especially enjoyed all the parts from Margot's point of view because she reminds me quite a bit of myself (though I'm nowhere near as smart as her). Especially her ideas about emotions equ...
  • m a r y l i z
    A masterpiece.Truly deserving of every star. More detailed review hopefully coming soon!5 stars
  • Amanda Tero
    I fell in love with Margot in “A Song Unheard” and was SO happy when I found out she was the MC for this book! Roseanna has done it again—pulling off a riveting novel with a beautiful balance of suspense, faith, and intrigue.I usually have a hard time writing a well-balance review of Roseanne’s books because I just want to say, “It was so good! Just read it!” I mean, it’s true. There were pieces to the puzzle that I didn’t put tog...
  • Joleen
    Well, what a fun book! I just love when authors bring back characters from several books, from different series, even! 1917, London England, final year of WWIIn The Number of Love Margo De Wilde is our main character, the quirky young, highly intelligent mathematician from Book 2 of the Shadows Over England series. She's now a code-breaker for the intelligence department, decrypting intercepted German messages. Returning is her violinist brother,...
  • Paula Shreckhise
    The Number of Love by Roseanna White is the first in the new series The Codebreakers. This is a new series but we get to reconnect with some characters from previous books! The most notable one is Margo De Wilde, who we first met as a child prodigy in A Song Unsung. Margo may be only 17, but some find her intimidating because of her expertise with numbers, namely in codebreaking for the government. She is intriguing to Drake Elton. Drake is used ...
  • Rebecca
    "The numbers marched across the page in a glory all their own." Margot De Wilde stays quite busy using her prodigious mathematical prowess to aid England's intelligence network at its highest level; in short, Margot is a codebreaker. She would rather calculate the number of bricks used to construct a building, than bat her eyes in flirtation; thus keeping her male counterparts in Room 40 at a comfortable distance. That is until one day, when Lieu...
  • Raechel
    Another amazing book by Roseanna M White to add to my favorites list! Everytime I think I can name my favorite book by this author, I read her newest and change my mind. ^.^ They are all so very good! And "The Number of Love" is no exception. What a marvelous story! I was captivated from page one, and immediately fell in love with the characters. They were so very vivid in this book. And seeing a couple other characters whom I recognized from p...
  • Erin Laramore
    What an excellent start to this series. Fans of Roseanna M. White's "Shadows over England" series will be glad to see some old friends in the first book of the Codebreakers series. This book focuses on Margot De Wilde, who we met in A Song Unheard (book 2 in the Shadows over England). I'll insert the caveat here that this series stands alone just fine - enough background information is given in this book that you don't have to have read the Shado...
  • Lilian
    This was absolutely amazing. Roseanna writes in such an incredibly rich and gorgeous style and it was such a treat to read another one of her books. 😍 RTC.-----Number of Love by Roseanna M. White was such an incredible read! Every time I finish one of White's books my respect for her grows bigger and bigger. She writes with such fluidity and experience; you can really tell that she did her research, and I adore how incredibly rich and full eac...
  • Tammie
    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...
  • Abbi
    Roseanna M. White’s books are always among my most anticipated releases each year and they always find a place on my favorites list. And this one was no different! I completely loved every single second of it!After meeting Margot in the last series all of us readers were begging for her story and White delivered in a spectacular way! Margot is definitely unique, she’s a mathematical genius in a time when women were still expected to do little...
  • Kristina
    The Number of Love is powerful historical novel. Roseanna M. White produced a well-crafted and thoughtful novel with strong, complex characters. Margot De Wilde is a brilliant mathematician whose education was interrupted by the war. She utilizes her talents by breaking the enemy’s codes. Numbers are constantly running through her head and some of them are vitally important. She relies on facts instead of emotions and pours herself into her wor...