Are you someone who loves numbers? Do you see in numbers?
Roseanna M. White shares a fantastic story in The Number of Love. I was so glad I was able to review this new book from Bethany House Publishers.
Margot De Wilde is one of the codebreakers in the secretive Room 40 in London. She works via deciphering intercepted German telegrams and sees numbers everywhere. These help her with her work and help her in her prayers.
I know I have been saying it a lot about books I have been reading of late, but The Number of Love was another book I was unable to put down! There were many nights when I stayed up well past my bedtime to see what would happen next to Margot and Drake.
"The toughest puzzle she'll have to solve
might be the wishes of her own heart."
White takes us on a journey with Drake Elton, a secret agent of the British government, as he seeks out the newest plot of the German government during World War I. Readers read about his interactions with his sister, Dot, with Margot (Margot quickly becomes Dot's friend), and with his co-workers and old friends.
Weaved among the field experiences of Drake in Spain, readers become acquainted with those who work with Margot and his family. Margot is a very intelligent and beautiful young woman (she celebrates her 18th birthday during the telling of the story). I see her as a good role model for female readers. She is someone to aspire to – she trusts God is bigger than her and knows best, she wants to help her friends and family, and eventually admits when she has made mistakes (she is human).
I love how the main characters trust in God. I think more of this trust needs to be shared in fictional books. Readers need to know they are not alone in their love and trust of God. While saying this, let me be clear that religion is not the main focus of the book. The Number of Love is still a story of secret agents, mystery, love, and intrigue. We see Elton dodging bullets from a German secret agent and Margot spending time with her brother and sister-in-law.
I recommend The Number of Love! I will be on the look out for the next in The Codebreakers series by Roseanna M. White.