Saturday, January 06, 2018

Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer

About the Book
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.

My Thoughts
This is definitely one of my favorite Karen Witemeyer novels! I have loved everything she has written but there are a few that stand out a little more and this was definitely one of them! I was fascinated by the telegraph angle and thought it was really cool how the hero and heroine shared that occupation! And speaking of the hero and heroine, I absolutely loved Amos and Grace! Amos was far from your typical western macho hero but that was a big part of why I loved his character so much! He didn't carry a gun, preferred a bicycle to a horse, and spent his days inside an office. But he was kind, loved those close to him fiercely, and had a quiet strength. And when he was needed he showed up in a big way, despite not being the most qualified for the job.
As for Grace, we met her in the previous novel and novella and I really liked her so I was excited we were getting her story next. She was on the quieter side but she was also fiery and brave when the situation called for it!
I found it adorable how Amos and Grace met over the telegraph line, the historical way of "meeting online". They were perfect for each other and I loved watching them fall in love.
The bad guy was slippery, manipulative, and basically pure evil, everything a bad guy is supposed to be, and he was extremely well written.
I loved the secondary love story between Helen and Lee though I kinda wish they'd had their own book! Their story was beautiful and I would have enjoyed delving into it more!
Overall this book had me completely sucked in and every time I had to put it down (which was a lot since I was very busy) I couldn't stop thinking about what would happen next! Definitely recommend this one and all of the authors other books! You won't be sorry!

Meet the Author
Winner of the HOLT Medallion and the Carol Award and a finalist for the RITA and Christy Award, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance to give the world more happily-ever-afters. Karen makes her home in Abilene, Texas, with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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