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Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M. White, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
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.
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.
I thoroughly enjoyed Arabelle and Camden’s story. I loved the historical aspects as well as the inspirational and romantic ones.
This series involves the codebreaking division that we see in a previous series by this author so familiar characters are dotted throughout. I just loved that. What a kick to see my favorite ones show up unexpectedly.
But this story stands on its own. Arabelle is wonderfully good and innocent. Sometimes characters who are good can be almost too sugary sweet but this was not the case with Ara. Her personality, although rare, drew me into the story. How does someone manage to get past initial human reactions to do things that go against our nature—those things that God wants us to do? I so admired her strength of character.
And how could I not love Camden? Sure he was nicknamed “Black Heart”, but we soon see what Ara sees in him—that many times blackness comes from deep hurt. What Camden really needs is God. He fights it every step of the way, but in the end (and I hope this isn’t a spoiler to anyone), he does find his way. Not only to God, but also to a deep love and peace.
I am so impressed with this author. How does she manage to dig so deep into the darkness of humanity and yet bring the reader (and the characters) to hope and light? So well done.
What I enjoyed most about this book:
Definitely Cam and Ara’s relationship, plus I loved the visits by characters from the previous books.
What I didn’t like about this book:
Got nothing. I loved this one.
Would I recommend this book to others? Absolutely. Great characters, deep inspirational thread, interesting historical aspects, and good storytelling. This one has it all. This is the second book in the series. Even though having the characters from other stories makes it fun to read, it can be read as a standalone book.
Note: I received this book complimentary as a participant in the JustReads reviewer tour. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are honest and my own.
(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/.)!
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. 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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