The Number of Love, book #1 in the Codebreakers, is set in mainly London 1917, during WWI. I instantly took a strong liking to the main female character, Margo. She was intelligent beyond measure, very opinionated with a wicked wit. She was the only woman in the field of code breaking the enemies messages. The rest of the women were secretaries. But the men respected her to the point of thinking of her as one of them. She had plans to further her education after the war with no plans for marriage or children. Drake was an intelligence agent (or spy) for the allies. They spend a good amount of time together getting to know each other through his sister Dot, who Margo befriends. I was fascinated with Margo’s love for numbers. She counted everything in her going and coming each day, steps, tiles, bricks in a building, stitches in a blouse, etc. God put numbers in her mind that caused her to listen, stop, and pray.
This was an interesting story in the time of war that included secrets, spying, revenge, grief and a touch of romance. Be sure and read the author’s notes in the back. Although fiction, some of the history included was real as well as a few characters.
I received an ebook copy of this book from the publisher through Celebrate Lit but was not required to write a review positive or otherwise.