Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White (THE CODEBREAKERS #1) Releases: June 2019

My thoughts:  I have mixed feelings about this book. The character, Margot De Wilde, is an 18 year old working in the decoding area of Great Britain during WWI. She is a prodigy in the mathematical field - a field in which few women had been recognized as excelling up to that point in history.

She has a real quirky personality. The strangest feature of Margot in my opinion, though, is that she sees everything through the lens of numbers. She thinks in numbers. She perceives virtually everything numerically speaking of primes, absolutes, etc. She rattles off series of numbers as a reaction to a particular happening or thought.

It seems that she feels direction from God through numerical sequences or specific numbers connected to events, places, or people. This seems a bit mystical and yet it may be her means of communication intellectually - a language in and of itself to her.

High intelligence is a requirement for decoding as well as composing codes. She has this, surely.

As the story progresses she and the male protagonist begin to develop a romantic relationship. She is slow to fall for Drake, though.

The historical significance of the decoding room 40 of the British military is quite interesting. The adventures of spies and conspirators on both sides of the military conflict interesting and well written to keep the reader's interest piqued and ready for a conclusion.

The conclusion is really good and not just because the good guys won. It is well written with just the right amount of excitement and angst.

About the book: In the midst of the Great War, Margot De Wilde spends her days deciphering intercepted messages. But after a sudden loss, her world is turned upside down. Lieutenant Drake Elton returns wounded from the field, followed by a destructive enemy. Immediately smitten with Margot, how can Drake convince a girl who lives entirely in her mind that sometimes life’s answers lie in the heart?

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely loved this book! I was completely captured by the way Margot thought and interacted with God. Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday at!


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