On Wings of Devotion
Series: The Codebreakers #2
Published by Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date January 7, 2020
Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Action/Adventure, Clean Romance
Setting: England World War I Era - 1914 - 1918
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
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.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: The Number of Love, A Portrait of Loyalty
Roseanna M. White presents one of the most beautiful analogies of forgiveness and grace that I have ever read. When Ara was wronged, and greatly so, she responded in such an gracious manner it stunned me. I know that grace is about God showing us kindness we don’t deserve. I have never thought so clearly about the “don’t deserve” part of it. As Christians, we often think that God is good to us because we are His children and therefore He will, of course, treat us well and give us good gifts. Yet how often do we remember that we are also responsible for breaking His heart with our sin. The sin that caused Jesus to offer Himself as a sacrifice for us. He suffered so much for us. The mere fact that He forgives us is AMAZING!!!! And when you add to that the blessings He heaps upon us, eternal life!
That alone would have prompted my five star rating but as with all this author’s other stories, the entire book was wonderful! It was riveting. The story was so beautiful.
Ara had felt alone much of her life. Abandoned. Unloved. She poured herself into her chosen career as a nurse, loving and caring for those brought into her path. Her kindness and compassion were pretty amazing. I love how she was such a light to Cam.
And speaking of Cam… No longer the reckless, gadabout he had been, he was broken. Consumed with guilt over the death of the men in his squadron. If you read The Number of Love, you may remember him as the newest codebreaker – the one sent to the closet because of his surly attitude. (If you haven’t read it yet, hurry and get yourself a copy!)
Favorite characters from other books in the Code Breakers series and the Shadows Over England series return here at least briefly. It is not critical for your understanding to read the first series though I strongly suggest reading The Number of Love before starting this story.
As always, the author has done amazing research for this story making it even more a delight. Lovers of historical fiction will want to be sure to read this wonderful story.
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