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On Wings of Devotion

(The Codebreakers #2)

4.77  ·  Rating details ·  465 ratings  ·  265 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Bethany House Publishers (first published January 2020)
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Melissa Tagg
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was a-ma-zing!! I adore Roseanna M. White's books and if you asked me to pick a fave, I'd go into an intense bookwormish sort of analysis paralysis. lol! But truly, this one would be right up there at the top. I. love. Phillip. Wounded heroes are always my favorite, but there's something extra enticing and intriguing about this fallen pilot called Black Heart. And Arabelle is a fantastic, strong, and sympathetic heroine. The plot moves at a great pace - fast enough to keep me turning ...more
Deanne Patterson
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Deanne by:
Author Roseanna White never disappoints, I'm not sure how she does it but each book seems to top her last one. This is the second book in her Codebreakers series and WOW!
The author's writing style just blows me away, I don't know how she pens such a marvelous spellbinding story each time but she does.
There are tie-in characters from the first book but if this is the first book your reading it's explained very well so you'll be able to get right into the book.
Beautiful story of redemption and
It’s intimidating to write a review for a book you love so well...I had super high expectations for this book and it blasted through them all in the best way possible. The layering of the story elements is masterful and reminds me of some of my favorite vintage writers. I don’t know how she does it, but the characters are rounded and polished and hop right off the page. The way Ara meets the Black Heart is just so interesting and sparks off a very unusual alliance between the two when Ara’s ...more
Tricia Mingerink
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Yes, those read dates are correct for this book. I literally finished the audiobook, then started it over again and listened to it a second time right in a row. It's that good.

Roseanna M. White is one of my auto-buy authors. She's one of the top Christian historical fiction writers I know for writing such a great blend of slow but swoony romance, great historical details, enough action and adventure and danger to make the books fast-paced and interesting, characters that have a real depth and
Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
I just need a second to gush! Y'ALL THIS BOOK WAS AMAZEBALLS! So stinkin' good, and such a great way to start off the reading year!

Roseanna is a crazy talented author. I don't think she has written a book I haven't liked. She writes such unique and REAL characters, they're just so easy to fall in love with!
Not many authors can take the risks she does and pull them off.

This book was no different! I loved every one of the characters! They each played their part perfectly! The villains, the leads,
Rachel McMillan
From the moment I met Philip Camden in Number of Love, I knew he was something special. He bursted bitterly on the scene with a fantastic hook of a past and basically threw cold water of Margot and Drake's burgeoning relationship and I loved it. Inspy fiction so RARELY gets a Philip Camden. In On Wings of Devotion, we see the more vulnerable side underneath the steely exterior of a man awaiting court martial and probably firing squad for the elimination of his entire squadron. He bides his time ...more
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
"Everyone always chose something - or someone - else.

Seemingly underestimated, unnoticed, and underappreciated, Arabelle's Denler's broken engagement gave one more indication that she was never going to measure up. After all, her nursing career could provide fulfillment; it could, it absolutely could . . . .until a pilot with a broken spirit lands on her doorstep and opens up an infinity of possibilities.

Major Phillip Camden, dubbed Black Heart for the mistake that he would always
Rachel Scott
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
On Wings of Devotion is the second story in The Codebreakers series, and oh my word is it amazing! Confession here, I’m not much of a re-reader of novels, but after I reached the satisfying ‘The End’, I had the overwhelming urge to flip back to page one and devour the book all over again.

The interactions between the brooding, mad-at-the-world pilot, Phillip Camden, and the tenderhearted, Jesus-loving nurse, Arabelle Denler, were brilliant. Their witty banter made me chuckle while their
Sarah Grace Grzy
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dang. This series and these characters just keep getting better!

I loved Arabelle and could relate so much to her. And Phillip is her perfect match. I can't say I adored Phillip, as he isn't usually the kind of guy I like, but his character was nonetheless fabulous and I loved him, even if I didn't love him, ya know? ;)

White's writing style is as beautiful as ever. I instantly feel like I'm living in the time period with the authentic and historically accurate dialogue and descriptions. The
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a SPELLBINDING read! This book had more twists and turns than an Ozarks road and was enthralling read from start to finish. Ara was quite a likable character and don't even get me started on our tortured hero/villain Phillip Camden...which will he turn out to be?!?! Roseanna wove quite the tale of romance, mystery and intrigue. Be forewarned: once you start this book-putting it down will be nearly impossible. Can't wait for more of this series!

I received this book from the author and was
Great googly moogly…..THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING!!!! As much as I loved the first one, I think I may have loved this one slightly more. I could hardly stop reading I was so in love. The first two books in The Codebreakers series was just what I needed to start this year off.

Roseanna White is a crazy talented author. She is able to capture so much emotion, action, and realness in her books. Her characters are all lovable, real, and just so amazing. The way that she can capture a readers attention just
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eeep! Squeal! Eeeepquealll!!! I have permanent creases on my face from all the nose-dive swooning onto my fainting couch. Phillip Camden is not a monster, y'all! Tortured soul? Yes. A bit sullen and brooding? Definitely. Running from God? You bet. But none of that makes him a monster and Ara knows that right from the start...and, of course, so did I. :-) Hence all the swooning. Honestly, I'm thinking of turning it into a form of cardio exercise for bibliophiles because you use all kinds of ...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I'm so excited to have discovered a new author whose books I love! Roseanna M. White! She writes historical fiction which is one of my favorite genres. This particular series is set during WWII and it really is amazing. The whole story just came alive in my head. I could picture the characters, the places and all the things going on. On Wings of Devotion is the second book in the series. I was lucky enough to pick up book one (The Number of Love) on a deal from Amazon (It's still on sale for ...more
This is White at her best!

Roseanna White's expert pen transports her readers to WWI England, her stellar research immersing us into a fictional world that is filled with espionage, danger and romance. In my humble opinion, Ms. White pens some of the most touching moments that will tug at your heart. And some of the most romantic moments that will have her readers swooning. The thread of God's love and grace is not forced but woven seamlessly throughout the story.

Her characters are endearing
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic read! From the first intriguing lines to the promising last words, this story swept me up and rushed me directly into the halls and streets of WWII London. The characters were so well developed and consistent all the way through. I laughed at so many antics and cringed at others, loving how the author's descriptive style made me feel like I was there with them! I loved Arabelle, and loved cheering for her as she sought the Lord's will for using her in the lives of others. I cannot ...more
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Um 10 out of 5 stars!!! Review will be up soon!

Y’all, if you just read one book this year, let it be this one! Honestly, I don’t have enough good things to say about this book and Roseanna M. White’s writing in general. She is the most phenomenal author ever!

That being said, what was it that I enjoyed about this book? Everything! From the very first page, I was pulled right into the pot and I didn’t want to put this book down until finished. The plot wasn’t fast-paced like a suspense novel, but
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"You'll either be a villain or a hero, Phil. Try to pick the right one, will you?"

On Wings of Devotion is an incredible story of compassion and redemption! White has significantly raised the bar in Christian fiction with this one. Even with a tad slow start, it didn’t take long for Phillip and Arabelle to take purchase in my heart. Both so different and yet so in need of the other; their love story is one that I will long remember.

This book has a strong Christian theme expertly woven
Carole Jarvis
Reviewed at The Power of Words:

I have been a fan of Roseanna M. White’s writing since discovering her earlier Culpepper Ring series and she never disappoints. Her writing is lyrical, characterization deep, storylines complex and unique. A gifted author from the beginning, White just keeps getting better and better. There are tie-ins to characters from previous series in this second Codebreakers book, but it totally works as a standalone. If this is your initial
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh where to even begin with this absolutely amazing book?! Roseanna M. White has done it again and has delivered a stunningly beautiful story that has it all! I don’t know how in the world she does it but her writing always blows me a way and there are countless times that I find myself stopping to reread a sentence multiple times just to appreciate how brilliantly crafted each word is!
When we met the surly Phillip Camden in the previous book I just knew there was more to his story and
Dana Michael
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
On Wings of Devotion is the second book in The Codebreakers series. I loved it. In fact, this may be my favorite book I have read by the author. This book has wonderful characters, history, and romance. I couldn't put it down.
Hallie Szott
Once again, Roseanna M. White does not disappoint! On Wings of Devotion, her second Codebreakers novel, delves into the scandal and mystery surrounding Major Phillip Camden, also known as “Black Heart.” Yet, even the blackest of hearts does not lie outside the realm of redemption, and though first introduced in The Number of Love as quite surly and unlikable, his story proves quite endearing and likable after all.

The British public believes Phillip to be a scoundrel and monster. However, as he
Sarah Monzon
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Probably one of the BEST first kisses and declarations of love I have EVER read. This will be one of my all time favorite books. ...more
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved Arabelle and Camden! I've been without internet access and unable to share how exciting I think this book is. I loved Ara's independent strength and Camden's complexities.
Roseanna M. White writes such great detail! I really feel like I'm watching a movie when I'm reading.
I highly recommend this book in any format! I read it then purchased the audio version.
Rachelle Cobb
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-read
Epic! I know I must say this about Roseanna’s every release, but this is her best book yet. The heroine being tall and gangly and an heiress ... contrasts with the hero being a rogue blamed for a crime he didn't commit ... or did he? The banter is unbeatable, the plotline unguessable, and this book un-put-downable!
Toni Shiloh
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Camden!!!

Y'allOn Wings of Devotionis even more swoony thanThe Number of Love.Camden is moody, antagonistic, and so full of angst because of the haunting of his past. He carries such hurt and covers it with smirks (which I could totally imagine being smoldering) and humor. And Arabelle can't help but fall in love.

Arabelle was Camden's perfect hero. Full of goodness and light all stemming from her devotion of God. But what I liked more than anything, is that she prayed for Camden before
A. Harrison
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My Review of On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M. White
Everytime I hear that another Roseanna M White book is coming out I dream about reading. You see, her books are so marvelous, they tug you into the story and leave impression every time, no matter if it is a lesson in the plot, a character, or anything else, White has a way of showing you a world somewhat lost in history. On Wings of Devotion is no exception, as a matter of fact it is her best yet, though I say that every book of hers I read.
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's official, On Wings of Devotion is my new favorite Roseanna White novel. Major Phillip Camden, a.k.a. "Black Heart," was 1st introduced in The Number of Love, when the disgraced pilot was saved from the firing squad & pressed into service as a code breaker in Room 40. When Nurse Arabelle Denler first observed Camden from afar, she saw beyond his handsome face to the burden of guilt & anger masking unspeakable pain. From an unexpected meeting springs a friendship Phillip is soon ...more
Paula Shreckhise
On Wings of Devotion is the second installment of The Codebreakers by Roseanna White.
When people are confronted with seemingly impossible and humiliating circumstances, they handle things differently. Ms. White crafts a wonderful story around her characters’ reactions to the painful realities that have been handed to them. Not only has war complicated things in England but sometimes life gets in the way. The story is complex but superbly executed, rich in detail. A completely satisfying tale
On Wings of Devotion is the second book in The Codebreakers series by Roseanna M. White. After reading the first book, The Number of Love, last year and really enjoying it, I was anticipating this read quite a bit. It exceeded my expectations!

I loved the characters in this story so much! Arabelle was confident in herself, which I loved, and had such a caring heart for others. She could see the hurt in Black Heart before she even met him…Also, the way she was able to forgive someone for something
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really liked both main characters. Ara surprised me in that she is willing to be so real with her emotions (that was a glorious punch to the nose!), yet the moment she reins in her hurt and temper, she has such grace and forgiveness for those who don't deserve it, and she's forever stepping out in faith with. And through every grouchy, bad-tempered action, Camden is just begging someone to believe in him, even when he doesn't believe in himself. A classic bad boy in need of saving, though he ...more
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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 ...more

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