This is a fantastic start to a new series, as well as a delightful follow-on to Shadows Over England. It was fun to see several of those characters pop into the story, yet the author did well in bringing them in so readers won’t have to read the other series first.
The history in this is fantastic and delivered in a way natural to the storyline. The cast of characters is fun–and Margo and Dot! What a friendship! I loved their first conversation, and how they accepted each other’s quirks without judgment. The romances were sweet and helped slow the pace, but the action and intrigue kept things flowing and me reading. I know my next book will be the second book in this series!
DESCRIPTION FROM GOODREADS
Three years into the Great War, England’s greatest asset is their intelligence network—field agents risking their lives to gather information, and codebreakers able to crack every German telegram. Margot De Wilde thrives in the environment of the secretive Room 40, where she spends her days deciphering intercepted messages. But when her world is turned upside down by an unexpected loss, for the first time in her life numbers aren’t enough.
Drake Elton returns wounded from the field, followed by an enemy that just won’t give up. He’s smitten quickly by the too-intelligent Margot, but how to convince a girl who lives entirely in her mind that sometimes life’s answers lie in the heart?
Amidst biological warfare, encrypted letters, and a German spy who wants to destroy not just them, but others they love, Margot and Drake will have to work together to save them all from the very secrets that brought them together.