Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White Blog Tour, Character Spotlight, and Giveaway!


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.

Title: A Song Unheard
Series: Shadows Over England #2 
Author: Roseanna M. White  
Publisher: Bethany House  
Release Date: January 2, 2018  
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Intrigue

Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which make her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales.

Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he's won—until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father's work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is in meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe.

But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn't—that she must betray him and find that cypher, or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has.



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 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)

(3) additional winners of The Number of Love.

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight June 3, 2019 and last through 11:59 pm June 17, 2019. US only. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
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A Song Unheard

Willa Forsythe ~

I loved Willa! The determined, stubborn, and snarky twenty-three-year-old violin prodigy and thief tugged on my heart while making me laugh out loud! I picture her kind of like Lucy Hale with bluish-green eyes. And the way the secret melody of her soul was the background music to life made my heart smile. Music is like an extension of Willa's soul.

One of the first things I noticed about Willa is that she doesn't want a handout, and life is about only what she can accomplish by herself. Unconditional love -- love that stays by your side no matter what -- is something Willa has closed her heart to, a result of being abandoned by first her father and then her mother as a small child. She's definitely more than a little hesitant to risk letting anyone into that secret place! This locked door makes letting God into her heart a big obstacle, one that's made even more frustrating when everyone starts chattering about Him.

I loved the banter between Willa and Lukas because Willa "never claimed to be particularly kind." She doesn't want to like Lukas because she's determined to never be like her mother. She's there to do a job, and that's all. But if she can spend a little time pursing her musical passions, then she's not going to say no! (Even though she wishes she had a few times as she fights those poser-type feelings of inadequacy.) However, when the charming Lukas starts to change for the better, she is slowly forced to look at her own actions as good and evil collide in her life, threatening everyone she loves with far-reaching consequences. When Willa exposes her secret to Lukas, and...well, let's just say events transpire! LOL! Willa finds herself in a place where she knows she doesn't want to do life by herself. She wants a family, God's family. And in that low place, she finally lets God into her heart, experiencing for the first time what He has known all along -- that she is never alone! And that is when the music of her soul comes to life with its Creator! *happy dance*

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Lukas De Wilde ~

I picture the twenty-eight-year-old violinist as a tall, dark, and handsome Joe Jonas.

Lukas is one of those men who knows he's drop-dead gorgeous, and he knows what he can get with that. Add in his hard-earned fame from his life as talented violinist, and you kind of want to flick the unabashed playboy right in the middle of his forehead. But when you get a glimpse into his heart, you see that he is unwaveringly loyal to those in his small circle of trust and love. That's when I started to fall for him. His quick wit only helped. ;-)

Lukas always looked at God and faith with a hefty dose of disdain, and he has some grand discussions with Margot, his genius sister, who proved how thick-headed he was being, LOL! While he couldn't win those arguments against Margot's incredible logic, he's still determined to focus on chasing the things that give him pleasure before he becomes boring. However, with his mother and sister missing in the aftermath of the German invasion of Belgium, Lukas painfully realizes that he needs to rely on a strength greater than his own, and God's gentle conviction draws Lukas into place where he is washed whiter than snow with God's love and forgiveness. This soul-level change not only increases Willa's unintended attraction to him but also draws her to the God she's been running from. Lukas' renewed faith is what helps him when Willa's secret is finally reveal and...well, no spoilers! You'll just have to read the book for that part! Suffice it to say that this redeemed playboy thoroughly won my heart!

Disclaimer ~ In accordance with FTC regulations, I received a copy of ONLY The Number of Love from the author/publisher. I personally purchased A Song Unheard for myself. I was not compensated, nor was a positive review required. All opinions expressed are my own.

See you next time, and God bless you guys!!!


~V. Joy Palmer

V. Joy Palmer is the author of Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations and Weddings, Willows, and Revised Expectations, and she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She is also an avid blogger and co-founder of Snack Time Devotions. In her spare time, Joy is an unprofessional chocolate connoisseur/binger, and she loves acting crazy and drinking coffee with the teens she mentors. When Joy isn’t urging the elves that live in her computer to write, she’s hanging out with her husband, their adorable baby girl, and their socially awkward pets.


  1. I haven't read A Song Unheard yet, but it's on my list. I'm really excited about Number of Love, because my husband is a numbers guy but also has a really tender heart. So I'm always fascinated at how the head and heart can work together...or sabotage each other.

  2. Roseanna White is an exceptional author! I'm excited to read this new series. Thank you for being a part of the tour.