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 King’s Mercy, by Lori Benton

book coverPublisher’s Overview:

For readers of Sara Donati and Diana Gabaldon, this epic historical romance tells of fateful love between an indentured Scotsman and a daughter of the 18th century colonial south.

When captured rebel Scotsman Alex MacKinnon is granted the king’s mercy–exile to the Colony of North Carolina–he’s indentured to Englishman Edmund Carey as a blacksmith. Against his will Alex is drawn into the struggles of Carey’s slaves–and those of his stepdaughter, Joanna Carey. A mistress with a servant’s heart, Joanna is expected to wed her father’s overseer, Phineas Reeves, but finds herself drawn instead to the new blacksmith. As their unlikely relationship deepens, successive tragedies strike the Careys. When blame falls unfairly upon Alex he flees to the distant mountains where he encounters Reverend Pauling, itinerate preacher and friend of the Careys, now a prisoner of the Cherokees. Haunted by his abandoning of Joanna, Alex tries to settle into life with the Cherokees, until circumstances thwart yet another attempt to forge his freedom and he’s faced with the choice that’s long hounded him: continue down his rebellious path or embrace the faith of a man like Pauling, whose freedom in Christ no man can steal. But the price of such mercy is total surrender, and perhaps Alex’s very life.

The Formal Stuff: 

Thank you to Waterbrook Multnomah for my complimentary electronic Uncorrected Proof of The King’s Mercy.

First Thoughts:

Let’s see: Scotland, Revolution, and Rebellion… that sounded like a good combination to me. Plus, I’ve got ancestors buried at Culloden. Continue reading

The White City, by Grace Hitchcock

book coverPublisher’s Overview:

Mysterious Disappearances Taint the Chicago World’s Fair

Step into True Colors — a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime

While attending the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, Winnifred Wylde believes she witnessed a woman being kidnapped. She tries to convince her father, an inspector with the Chicago police, to look into reports of mysterious disappearances around the White City. Inspector Wylde tries to dismiss her claims as exaggeration of an overactive imagination, but he eventually concedes to letting her go undercover as secretary to the man in question—if she takes her pistol for protection and Jude Thorpe, a policeman, for bodyguard.

Will she be able to expose H. H. Holmes’s illicit activity, or will Winnifred become his next victim?

First Thoughts:

I jump at anything connected to the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, and the HH Holmes murders from that year. I’ve been excited about this book since Barbour announced it. Continue reading