Author: Roseanna M. White
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: The Codebreakers #2
Release Date: January 7, 2020
All of England thinks Phillip Camden a monster--a man who deliberately caused the deaths of his squadron. But as nurse Arabelle Denler watches the so-dubbed "Black Heart" every day, she sees something far different: a hurting man desperate for mercy. And when their paths twist together and he declares himself her new protector, she realizes she has her own role to play in his healing.
Phillip Camden would have preferred to die that day with his squadron 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. What comes as a shock is the reborn desire to truly live that Arabelle inspires in him.
But when an old acquaintance shows up and seems set on using him in a plot that has the codebreakers of Room 40 in a frenzy, new affections are put to the test.
Reviewer: Winnie Thomas
Roseanna M. White is one of my go-to authors for compelling and riveting historical fiction. Her beautifully flowing prose never fails to keep me turning pages, and On Wings of Devotion was no exception.
With rich historical detail, intriguing settings, and multi-layered, engaging characters, it kept me enthralled to the last page and left me wanting more. Phillip Camden is a flawed, hurting hero whose outward demeanor and public persona as Black Heart hides who he really is inside. Nurse Arabelle Denler sees beneath the exterior to a far different man. I loved her courage, strength, resiliency, and compassion despite the circumstances thrown at her. Their witty banter added a sense of fun to their growing relationship.
The story is well-paced with obvious depth of research, and the many twists and turns kept my interest through to the end. Threads of redemption, courage, faith, and mercy are woven through the tale and add a layer of inspiration and depth to it. This is a book for the keeper shelf, and I’m eagerly awaiting the next installment in The Codebreakers series. This book can stand alone, but The Number of Love (book 1 in the series) is so fantastic, you’ll want to read it.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishers & NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
Roseanna M. White continues to impress with her latest book On Wings of Devotion, book two in The Codebreaker Series.
Phillip Camden has been beating himself up for the deaths of his squadron, and he has earned the reputation of Black Heart, but Arabelle Denler, a trained nurse, sees something in him that needs her unique touch. Always open to hearing and obeying God's voice, she reaches out to Phillip after a series of events make their paths cross.
I loved seeing the growth of Phillip, from an embittered, guilty man who has rejected God, to one who blossoms under the guidance of a woman who sees him as God does. The faith element of this story is superb! And yet, it wasn't just Phillip who grew, but it was Arabelle too, as she learned to believe that love was possible for someone who felt unloved much of her life.
The characters, dialogue and storyline all flowed so smoothly my imagination saw this playing out as a movie. I think it would make an excellent TV series - The Codebreakers! One can dream.
If you like historical romance, you will love this book. I highly recommend it!
I was given a copy of this book courtesy of Bethany House Publishers and NetGalley.
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