Have A Tissue Handy For This One… Guest Review by Hayley

As soon as I read a new release by Roseanna White, it very often becomes a new favourite.  This one is certainly no different!

The conclusion to “The Codebreakers” series, “A Portrait of Loyalty” is truly a one-of-a-kind story.  I had never before heard of altering and re-creating photographs in the early 1900’s, and certainly not in relation to the war effort.  I had no idea what crucial roles photographers played in the intelligence division of the government during the war, making this book really fascinating.

The thing I appreciated most about this book is that it was very clean and I was able to just simply enjoy it.  Granted, there is one storyline that involves very poor choices and beliefs from secondary characters, but I was always impressed by how the author chose to portray it with tact and never dwelling upon it more than was necessary.  When I find a book like this, I am always very grateful, not only because I enjoy it more, but because I feel I can recommend it to others without hesitation.   

Finally, I can count on one hand the number of books that can truly make me cry – and this is one of them.  A shocking development regarding a secondary character is absolutely heart-breaking.  I cannot remember the last time a book made me cry before “A Portrait of Loyalty”, but this one certainly did… so be forewarned to have a box of tissues handy!

All in all, I could not have asked for a better conclusion to “The Codebreakers” series, and I will absolutely be on the lookout for whatever this author has for us next!

“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”


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