Thursday, June 13, 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.
Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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The Number of Love

Margot De Wilde ~

When I think of Margot De Wilde, I automatically think of Lily Collins. Okay, I actually thought "the actress that plays J. R. R. Tolkien's wife in the movie Tolkien!" I'm bad with celebrity names, LOL! But seriously, Lily Collins IS Margot De Wilde with her brown hair, impossibly dark eyes, and that all-assessing, too-still look on her face. You can almost see the numbers dancing through her mind's eye!

When I first met Margot in A Song Unheard, the snarky fourteen-year-old and her mother are trapped in occupied Belgium, trying to conceal their identities from the German's who are hunting their family for her late father's breakthrough work -- her. She hates knitting with a passion that is only exceeded by her passion for books, academia, and numbers. Her intuitive intellect leaves little to surprise her in life, and her genius logic revealed God to her at an early age. And God (like the loving Father that He is) speaks to Margot in her love language of numbers. For instance, when He was steering her away from something, an impossible, ugly proof filled her mind. And when He was guiding her towards something, beautifully ordered numbers filled her mind (such as the the square root of two was irrational, the Pythagorean Theorem, the proof of infinite prime numbers). Faulty reasoning makes her so itchy that it hurts. And she is fed up with being treated like she is incapable simply because she is too young and/or a girl. This great frustration will shape her more than she can realize.

When I reconnected with Margot in The Number of Love, almost four years after the end of A Song Unheard, she and her mother have settled into their life in London. The work Margot does in Room 40 -- such as deciphering intercepted messages -- gives her a sense of purpose. When she's working, her age and gender are not strikes against her because that all fades away as everyone works towards the greater good. Men don't turn her head, and she has a long list of scary threats for any man that tries. That is, until one man does turn her head. Until God places one man in particular on her heart.

But when tragedy strikes, it leaves Margot broken, confused, and angry. And her precious numbers -- God's voice -- goes silent. She's angry with God and looking for a reason that will bring justice to her tragedy. Margot didn't realize that she also felt with her language of numbers, and so in her grief, she shuts God out...

As Margot navigates loss and love, she opens her heart back up to God and to a future that she never imagined. I loved seeing Margot fall in love! She had to realize that God didn't give love to destroy her academic dreams, but to bless her with even more dreams! That her love for Drake was there for a purpose that didn't negate the other gifts God had given her! And that even after heartbreak, God could be trusted with all of these pieces! Margot is the kind of strong heroine that I absolutely adore!

The journey Margot takes is truly incredible, especially when you have the added bonus of knowing who Margot was before her world was turned upside down! The stretching, crushing, and pressing her heart endured transforms her into her optimal version of herself -- and she was pretty awesome to begin with!

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'm looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for the chance <3

  2. It seems like I've been waiting a long time for this one! And I loved your review! Thanks so much for explaining some of the resistance to her falling in love: "She had to realize that God didn't give love to destroy her academic dreams, but to bless her with even more dreams! That her love for Drake was there for a purpose that didn't negate the other gifts God had given her!" I've been wondering about this in my own life to a degree, so I am really hooked now! Also add that my husband is a math major and loves logic and numbers, too, but he has such a tender heart, too. This book just captures my attention in almost every way!

    1. Yay! I think you'll enjoy Margot's story! My husband is also a numbers and logic guy (not like Margot, but she's in an awesome class all her own!), and that aspect was a lot of fun to connect to in a personal way!

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

    1. She definitely is! The Number of Love was an amazing start to what I'm sure will be an amazing series!!!

  5. Love Roseanna White’s books! Can’t wait to meet more characters who’ll be enfolded into the “adoptive family”!

    1. Yes! It was so much fun! I loved all the "adoptive family" Easter eggs in The Number of Love!