The Number of Love


White, Roseanna M. The Number of Love: The Codebreakers-Book 1. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers. 2019.

Margot De Wilde spends much of her time in Room 40 deciphering codes of German telegraphs during the Great War. Taking place in Great Britain, The Number of Love shares the mysteries and secrets associated with such an activity. Seeing her world through numbers which portrays Margot as quirky, intellectual, winsome and perhaps a bit eccentric, Margot prefers digits to people. That is until Drake Elton appears and tries to change her mind…

Drawn to the book by the cover as well as the riddle of the title, though not an author I read regularly, I was a bit uncertain of the book within the first few pages. Thinking perhaps I had missed something, I did restart the book and was able to follow along a bit better. I did find the history of the codebreakers to be quite interesting and allowed the story to revolve around those events for me which made the struggle in the beginning worth finishing the book. Not having read the previous novel in which Margot was introduced, I do not think I necessarily missed anything except her earlier childhood. Intrigued enough to watch for the next book in The Codebreakers series, I hope to learn even more of the activity that took place in Room 40 during World War I.

4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Number of Love from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review*


The Daughter of Highland Hall

Turansky, Carrie. The Daughter of Highland Hall. Colorado Springs, CO: Multnomah Books. 2014.

daughterBeautiful yet feisty Katherine Ramsey needs only to find a prosperous, title-bearing husband to make her future safe and sure; however, as she soon discovers, there may be more to life. Having recently made friends with Jon Foster, uncovered a family secret and tried to decide if the glamour and grandeur are enough, Katherine’s convictions may be tested…

Finally! Having waited (not so) patiently for this next book to be written, The Daughter of Highland Hall was all I had hoped it would be! Following The Governess of Highland Hall, this novel makes references to the prequel but in no way must be read in order. Full of adventure, faith, spirit and even a touch of humor, Carrie Turansky delivered yet again. My only regret is now having to wait for the next book in the series, A Refuge at Highland Hall, which isn’t due out until next October. Though very well written, the cover is so eye-catching, I kept closing the book to glance at it again!!

5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Daughter of Highland Hall from Multnomah Books and Blogging for Books for my honest review*