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.
The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White is heartfelt historical tale. Both main characters held my full attention from the start. Margot is briany with a great sense of humor and a no nonsense sort of attitude when it comes to socializing. She is not the typical woman of her era. Margot is a a breath of fresh air. Her love of numbers has helped her win a good position during the war while hiding in London. Her mother pushes her to be a typical lady. Margot cannot knit if her life depended on it. Then, there’s the sexy alluring naval hero, Drake. Drake is a fine specimen. He cares about his younger sister in a way that makes him a hero. He wants to be sure she will be fine before he’s sent back to war zones. He can’t work well if he’s worried about her. Before either Drake or Margot realizes it, they both become entangled in more ways than one. War, danger, spies, and the suspense in this book are enough to keep readers, like me hooked. Every page held a sense of fear and wonder at the same time.