I have been dying to read this third book in Roseanna M. White’s The Codebreakers Series ever since meeting the two main characters in the second book. I just could not wait to find out more about them!
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About the Book
Title: A Portrait of Loyalty
Author: Roseanna M. White
Series: The Codebreakers, book 3
Publication Date: September 8, 2020
Publisher: Bethany House
Print Length: 377 pages
Summary from the publisher: Zivon Marin was one of Russia’s top cryptographers until the October Revolution tore apart his world. Forced to flee to England after speaking out against Lenin, Zivon is driven by a growing anger and determined to offer his services to the Brits. But never far from his mind is his brother, whom Zivon fears died in the train crash that separated them.
Lily Blackwell sees the world best through the lens of a camera and possesses unsurpassed skill when it comes to retouching and re-creating photographs. With her father’s connections in propaganda, she’s recruited to the intelligence division, even though her mother would disapprove if she ever found out.
After Captain Blackwell invites Zivon to dinner one evening, a friendship blooms between him and Lily that soon takes over their hearts. But both have secrets they’re unwilling to share, and neither is entirely sure they can trust the other. When Zivon’s loyalties are called into question, proving him honest is about more than one couple’s future dreams–it becomes a matter of ending the war.
I love historical fiction, especially the way Roseanna White writes it, but what sets this series apart to me is the way it highlights the extravagant and almost shocking nature of God’s kind of forgiveness and generosity shown through His people. I love the characters that Mrs. White creates; they are unique, three-dimensional, and very memorable. By the end of the book, I felt like Lily and Zivon were personal friends who encouraged and challenged me to a closer walk with the Lord. I also like how Mrs. White refuses the temptation to write flat “bad guys.” The bad guys in this book were just as interesting as all the other characters and I enjoyed their character arcs as much as those of the main characters and found myself at least understanding their motivations even if I disagreed with their actions. I found that truly unique about this book. I highly recommend this book! I will certainly be reading it again!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.
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 www.RoseannaMWhite.com.