Sunday, September 13, 2020

"Portrait of Loyalty" by Roseanna M. White -- Book Review

 About the Book

Zivon Marin was one of Russia's top cryptographers until the October Revolution tore

apart his world. Forced to flee to England after speaking out against Lenin, Zivon is driven by a growing anger and determined to offer his services to the Brits. But never far from his mind is his brother, whom Zivon fears died in the train crash that separated them.

Lily Blackwell sees the world best through the lens of a camera and possesses unsurpassed skill when it comes to retouching and re-creating photographs. With her father's connections in propaganda, she's recruited to the intelligence division, even though her mother would disapprove if she ever found out.

After Captain Blackwell invites Zivon to dinner one evening, a friendship blooms between him and Lily that soon takes over their hearts. But both have secrets they're unwilling to share, and neither is entirely sure they can trust the other. When Zivon's loyalties are called into question, proving him honest is about more than one couple's future dreams--it becomes a matter of ending the war

My Thoughts

"Portrait of Loyalty" is the third book in the Codebreakers series. This series is best read in order. In a way, this book is the conclusion of more than this series as several characters overlap from the Shadows Over England series and a little bit from the Ladies of the Manor series. I was pulled back into the world of OB40 and the Admiralty. I devoured the book in very little time. I knew next to nothing of the Russian revolution and the Bolsheviks coming to power, so that intrigued me. The inclusion of the Spanish Flu that hit during the later parts of WWI also drove home how deadly it was. Biblical truths were prevalent throughout the book and you see that even in the pain and chaos He will hold you and guide you.  There were unexpected twists that I did not see coming. I am sad that we won't be going back to this story world, but look forward to reading what Roseanna M. White writes next.

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

"Portrait of Loyalty" is available paperback

  • Item Weight : 12.3 ounces
  • Paperback : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0764231839
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0764231834
  • Publisher : Bethany House Publishers (September 8, 2020)
  • Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.96 x 8.5 inches

and in Kindle edition:

  • File Size : 9671 KB
  • Publication Date : September 8, 2020
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Publisher : Bethany House Publishers (September 8, 2020)
  • Print Length : 377 pages

I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received for my review.

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