Hey everyone! Today I’m here with a SUPER EXCITING blogpost!! You may have seen (or heard) me gushing about Roseanna M. White, and today, I’m here with another book review for On Wings of Devotion, her newest book! I got to be a part of the blog tour, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours, which is super exciting!
About the Book-
Title: On Wings of Devotion
Series: The Codebreakers #2
Author: Roseanna M. White
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Against Every Warning, She’s Drawn Ever Closer to the Man Known as “Black Heart”
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.
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Although the previous book in this series wasn’t exactly my favorite, I was still really looking forwards to reading this book, because a) it’s Roseanna M. White, and b) I’m a sucker for anything set during the early 1900s (i.e., ~1900 to the end of WWII). This book did not disappoint!!
On the Wings of Devotion started off pretty slow: it took me quite a while to actually get into the book, but once I did, I was GRIPPED. Each of the characters are SO well defined, and there are SO MANY tie-ins with previous series (Shadows Over England as well as Ladies of the Manor!!! 😲😲😲) I am SO impressed with books that have tie-ins, and I LOVE books that do that, so this book was AWESOME for me because of that! This book has had the most out of all of Roseanna M. White’s other books, as far as I know, and it was amazinG.
The story itself was really good as well: it covered some details about that period of history that are not really well known (i.e., divers during WWI), and of course, code cracking itself is also super cool and I always love reading about it. The humor was there, of course, which is always one of my favorite parts about a Roseanna M. White book.
Arabele and Phillip were SUCH a good couple! Both of them were strong and independent and SO good at their jobs, but were also honest and loved each other and loved God. (It did get a little bit kissy, so if you’re sensitive to that, then just beware. Nothing too graphic, but it was a little bit make-out-y). Arabelle in particular was my faaaavorite. She is who I want to be when I grow up.
The faith bits were also SO good and SO well written! There is a hard “coming to Jesus” moment, but even that was well done and not too preachy. The last scene MADE ME CRY. As a type 6 on the Enneagram, it was so sweet and soft and just AAAAA. Just look at this quote 😭
“You are everything. Everything. Everything good, everything bright. Everything worthwhile.” -Arabelle Denler, On the Wings of Devotion
Overall? I LOOOOOVED this story! It made me laugh, it made me cry, and while it took me a white to get into it, I loved reading it! I’m super excited for book 3!!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion; I was not required to write a positive review.
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.
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(1) winner will receive a On Wings of Devotion inspired prize pack including a Recreation RFC Pilot Wings pin, a mini globe, Cadbury Chocolate, Caddie the Cocker Spaniel (handmade by Roseanna), and One Seat and Tea Package for an Online Tea Party Book Club with Roseanna (Winner’s choice of scheduled dates. Includes treats, loose-leaf tea, and book club goodies. A $25 value! For more information, visit http://www.roseannamwhite.com/tea-party-book-club/.)! Giveaway will begin at midnight January 7, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on January 14, 2020. US only. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize.
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Are you as excited about this book as I am?? I loved it, and I really recommend it! Have you read any of Roseanna’s other books? Let me know!