Review: The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White

The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White
Stephanie's rating: 5 out of 5 bookmarks

The only thing wrong with this book is that it is too good to put down! It's a complete home run, 6 bookmarks out of 5, "I can't wait until the next one" book. Roseanna M. White wastes no time getting started in The Number of Love, which is Book 1 of The Codebreakers series. She hooks the reader immediately and then never lets you slow down! Thankfully, chapter endings are at logical points, or I would have never been able to tear myself away long enough to tend to real life! The main character, Margot De Wilde, is young and brilliant, but still portrayed with enough humanness to be believable. Her counterpart, Derek Elton, is likewise handsome and achieved, but has no superhuman qualities - when he is injured, he reacts as any other person would. The two of them have fun and sarcastic exchanges and grow into caring for one another. There is no silly, sloppy romance, (even my husband is reading this book!) but there is enough engagement of the heart to satisfy any reader.

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I enjoyed the way White helped Margot work through an especially difficult happening in her life. Margot finds that often in life her close relationship with God has been based on her understanding of the orderliness of life. When an event occurs for which she has no warning, she becomes confused and disoriented about her walk with God. Drake is there to encourage her in the Lord and to remind her that we walk by faith and not by sight. This book was not at all preachy, but the Lord was present in the lives of the characters, unlike many "Christian" books that make absolutely no mention of the Lord at all!

It is obvious the author has researched World War II and wasn't just trying to make events fit a time and place. The action, characters, and setting were all very real, and I even learned some facts about that era I had never know. Even Room 40, that place of great and risky intelligence secrets was unknown to me before this book.

Upon completion of The Number of Love, I felt inspired and uplifted and like I had used my time wisely. I would suggest this book to anyone aged 16 and above. Even with minimum wartime violence, this book would be acceptable to such a young age, in my opinion. The violence is portrayed as ugly and yet a part of life that Christians must face and learn how to handle appropriately.

Unequivocally, I give this book 5 out of 5 bookmarks. I can't wait to read the next one when it comes, and I am itching to read all Roseanna M. White's previous books!

Stephanie Garrett is a busy homeschooling mom of three who somehow always finds time to read. She has been a voracious reader since childhood and even won a bicycle in elementary school for having read the most books! She enjoys learning and growing and never turns down an opportunity to try something new. Her first love is the Lord and service to Him, second is family, and reading. She believes that anyone who learns to read with comprehension can go anywhere and do anything! She also enjoys music, theatre, sewing, and mathematics.

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