Review: On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M. White
About the Book:
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.
What a book! Roseanna M. White has done it once more with another amazing story. From the very beginning you are sucked in, unable to break away.
Arabelle and Camden... where do I even begin? Roseanna writes in such a way you can't help but fall in love with her characters. The depth to all of them. I wanted to be best friends with Arabelle, she is such an amazing person and so inspiring. I found myself reflecting on my own life while reading their story. I want to be just as forgiving, just as good as Arabelle. And getting to know more about Camden was a wonderful journey.
The Faith content Roseanna puts in her books is fantastic. And the humor! I just loved all of Arabelle's and Camden's witty comments. So many good quotes from this story!
Getting to know more about the people who worked in Room 40 was great. I love all the history Roseanna puts in her books. Though it wasn't as strong in this story as in her others, it was there. The details she adds makes it feel like you are really there.
The mystery element was intriguing and kept you guessing as to what was going to happen next? What were they planning?
As you can tell I loved this faith filled story, showing forgiveness and second chances. It inspired you to have a deeper prayer life with God. To draw from His strength and not count on your own.
I could not put this book down. It is 381 pages long and I read all but the last 80 pages in one day. In one sitting. It was just so good.
My Favorite Quote From This Book:
"He does not ask everyone to give all they have. But if He does, are we willing? Truly Willing? Whatever He asks of us, whether it be a fortune or a pittance or out time or our devotion, we can be sure it will be painful. Cutting out what stands between us and God always is. But we can also trust that in the giving, we'll gain something far more precious."
"You've got it all wrong, darling. It isn't possible I'd love anyone but you."