Heart on the Line
Grace Mallory is tired of running, of hiding. But when an old friend sends an after-hours telegraph transmission warning Grace that the man who has hunted her for nearly a year has discovered her location, she fears she has no choice. She can’t let the villain she believes responsible for her father’s death release his wrath in Harper’s Station, the town that has sheltered her and blessed her with the dearest friends she’s ever known.
Amos Bledsoe prefers bicycles to horses and private conversations over the telegraph wire to social gatherings with young ladies who see him as nothing more than an oddity. His telegraph companion, the mysterious Miss G, listens eagerly to his ramblings every night and delights him with tales all her own. For months, their friendship–dare he believe, courtship?–has fed his hope that he has finally found the woman God intended for him. Yet when he takes the next step to meet her in person, he discovers her life is in peril, and Amos must decide if he can shed the cocoon of his quiet nature to become the hero Grace requires.
For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warm-hearted historical romances with a flair of humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. A transplant from California, Karen came to Texas for college, met a cowboy disguised as a computer nerd, married him, and never left the state that had become home.
Winner of the HOLT Medallion, ACFW Carol Award, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, National Reader’s Choice Award, and a finalist for both the RITA and Christy Awards, Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. She also loves to reward her readers. Every month she gives away two inspirational historical novels to someone from her newsletter list and offers substantial bonus content on her website.
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Book Review by Bree Herron
And within three seconds of beginning this book, the reader is hooked.
This was one of the few Karen Witemeyer books I have read and I don’t know why I haven’t read more. She has such a historical flare, almost as though she writes her books with a quill and ink. Now, I know that isn’t realistic but the next time you read a book by her, just imagine that. Grace is strong female character. In fact, though historical fiction it is almost a modern tale. Gangsters, thugs, dirty business. Grace is pure and true, though hiding from such darkness. She adds this light breeze to the book, relaxing the reader throughout the entire story. Amos is my kind of guy, I see a man that can be strong but is so smart. His quirky attractiveness made this reader swoon. I would telegraph with him any day. And I adore his name! How old fashion is this name?
Love, suspense, heartache, and healing are the themes to this book. They play like a strategic game of chess. Moving and shifting to each other at the right moment. If you haven’t read any books by this author, then I highly encourage you to start here with this beautiful story. It will move, melt and give you hope.
What is your favorite book by Karen? I am eager to read more!
**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.
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