Until the Mountains Fall, by Connilyn Cossette

book coverPublisher’s Overview:

Recently widowed, Rivkah refuses to submit to the Torah law compelling her to marry her husband’s brother and instead flees Kedesh, hoping to use her talents as a scribe to support herself. Without the protection of her father, Kedesh’s head priest, and the safety of the city of refuge, Rivkah soon discovers that the cost of recklessness is her own freedom.

Malakhi has secretly loved Rivkah for years, but he never imagined his older brother’s death would mean wedding her. After her disappearance, he throws himself into the ongoing fight against the Canaanites instead of dwelling on all he has lost. But with war looming over Israel, Rivkah’s father comes to Malakhi with an impossible request.

As the enemies that Rivkah and Malakhi face from within and without Israel grow more threatening each day, is it too late for the restoration their wounded souls seek?

The Formal Stuff: 

Thank you to Bethany House and the author for my complimentary copy of Until the Mountains Fall.

First Thoughts:

I’m grateful to have been selected for the launch team for Until the Mountains Fall, especially since I’ve read and enjoyed Connilyn’s previous books. Family matters prevented me from doing as much as I’d like for the team, but I’m happy to present my review. Continue reading

The Number of Love, by Roseanna M. White (blog tour)

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White with JustRead Publicity Tours! Follow along with the tour for a special inside peek at how The Number of Love is connected to the author’s previous book from another series, A Song Unheard.


Title: The Number of Love
Series: Codebreakers #1
Author: Roseanna M. White
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: June 4, 2019
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Intrigue

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.

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Welcome to Room 40 in the Old Admiralty Building, where visitors are informed via a sign that they are to announce their presence via a non-existent door bell. It’s where encoded messages are decrypted into plain language and, in Roseanna M. White’s latest novel, a 17 year old numbers prodigy from Belgium is holding her own against men twice her age. Into her life comes a wounded covert agent, upending everything she believes and forcing her to pit her emotions against the logic she understands.

The Number of Love is the first title in White’s new Codebreakers series. It follows the previous Shadows over England trilogy, which introduced some of the players here including lead character Margot. She first appeared in her brother’s story, A Song Unheard, and it’s worthwhile reading that first to understand Margot’s back story. And, if you’ve read White’s first series, Ladies of the Manor, you might recognize another character as well.

From covert operations in neutral Spain to a birthday celebration in London, The Number of Love looks at war from the perspectives of both those who served and the civilians who supported them. Fictional characters mingle with real life heroes and codebreakers. Margot is a complex character: she believes not only in logic and numbers but also in a God who speaks to His people. What her skills can’t solve, her faith usually can. But what happens when the two come into conflict?

As with other novels by Roseanna M. White, I enjoyed reading The Number of Love. Yes, it’s the start of a new series but there aren’t any cliffhangers. You can appreciate this book without feeling pressured into reading the next two books to learn how the story ends. But, if you like this one, why wouldn’t you want to read them? The next one already has a title and a cover, so surely it won’t be out before too long.

With thanks to JustRead Publicity Tours, Roseanna M. White, and the publisher for my copy of The Number of Love. The above review consists of my own thoughts and opinions on this title.


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.

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Grand Prize: Shadows Over England series, The Number of Love, and the Decrypto board game, plus “Mi Alma” necklace (Necklace is 24″ chain with a 1″ pendant that says “Mi Alma” Spanish for “My Soul”. A term of endearment used throughout the book. Handmade by Bookworm Mama)

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The Artful Match, by Jennifer Delamere

Publisher’s Overview:

London 1881

Her Entire World Is Changing . . .
But Will She Follow the Leadings of Her Heart or Her Head?

Cara Bernay has never fit in. At loose ends in 1881 London after a near tragedy costs her a job, she is befriended by a rising young artist. With his help, she begins planning a new life and developing her own artistic talent. But soon Cara finds herself at odds with the artist’s brother–a handsome but stern earl forcing his brother back to a “respectable” life.

Henry Burke, the Earl of Morestowe, feels the weight of growing financial burdens. His spendthrift and emotionally unstable brother is making matters worse, and Henry needs him back home. Despite misgivings about Cara’s mysterious background, Henry sees she’s a positive influence on his brother and on Henry’s unruly young ward, and he strikes a deal with her to return with them to their estate.

But the family has their own secrets, and when Cara, drawn ever closer to Henry, stumbles onto the truth, she must choose between following her heart and pursuing a bold plan that could bring disaster. 

First Thoughts:

When Jennifer Delamere asked for reviewers and others to help promote The Artful Match, I was happy to sign up. Especially since I’d previously read and reviewed the first two books in the series. Continue reading