This is another of those books that I have been waiting for ever since reading the last word of the author’s last book. And I’m happy to say that it did not disappoint.
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About the Book
Title: On Wings of Devotion
Author: Roseanna M. White
Series: Codebreakers, Book 2
Publication Date: January 7, 2020
Publisher: Bethany House
Print Length: 390 pages
Summary from the author: All of England thinks Major Phillip Camden a monster–a man who deliberately caused the deaths of his squadron. But he would have preferred to die that day with his men rather than be recruited to the Admiralty’s codebreaking division. The threats he receives daily are no great surprise and, in his opinion, well deserved.
As nurse Arabelle Denler observes the so-dubbed “Black Heart,” she sees something far different: a hurting man desperate for mercy. And when their families and paths twist together unexpectedly, she realizes she has a role to play in his healing–and some of her own to do as well.
With Camden’s court-martial looming, an old acquaintance shows up, intent on using him in a plot that sends the codebreakers of Room 40 into a frenzy. With their fragile hopes for the future in the cross hairs, Arabelle and Camden must hold on to hope–and to each other–if they want to survive.
I absolutely loved this newest release from Roseanna White! As always, her characters are my favorite part of her books. She creates such complex, flawed, and relate-able characters, and I especially love that she brings back characters from previous books and series so you feel like you’re visiting old friends and meeting new ones when you read her books.
What struck me about both this book and the previous one in this series, The Number of Love, was how the author portrayed the remarkably overflowing generosity of spirit that characterizes those who truly follow Jesus. There were a couple instances in both books where this generosity not only surprised me but rather took my breath away, and I found myself looking for opportunities to give more generously of myself even before I had finished the book.
Another thing I found unique about this book was that the reader is allowed to be so much inside the head of the major players that what is going to happen isn’t as much of a mystery but how it will all play out and how each will react is what kept me riveted.
I have nothing negative to say about this book. I absolutely loved it, and recommend it without reservation to lovers of historical fiction and/or romance. This book will join this author’s Shadows over England series and The Number of Love on my homeschooling shelf of must-read World War 1 fiction as I personally have learned more about WW1 from this author than I ever learned in school!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author as part of her launch team. All opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
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 books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at http://www.RoseannaMWhite.com.