Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer

I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review as part of their Review Blogging Team....this does not influence my rating of the book or author. 

From the back of 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 on Karen Witemeyer:

Karen Witemeyer writes from her heart and imagination. She creates such beloved characters who take you on the ride with them. You feel as if you are riding a horse right along side them or serving in the Saloon. Karen is a down to earth woman who allows her faith to remain in the story but more in a subtle way. This is my second story that I have read by Karen Witemeyer and I can tell you that she is one to watch. Could become a favorite especially for more western type stories and adventures. 

My thoughts on Heart on the Line:

I always thought it would be kind of interesting work as a wire operator especially at the turn of the century. I completely adore the cover and believe it captured the HEART of the book. I had a feeling I was going to love this book when I got to hear a small audio sample a while back. It kept me on the edge of my seat making me wonder what would happen next. This story has romance, adventure and all the elements of a mid-western book. You will find yourself rooting for Grace Mallory and all her friends. As I was reading, I could picture at least three of the characters right off the bat....my sister plays around with me and says I should be a casting director.  I would rate this book a 5 our of 5 stars for the funny lines, the adventure, the romance and just in general the amazing writing talents and story telling abilities. 

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Here is who I can see playing some of the characters:

Grace Mallory

Amos Bledsoe

Cookie Granny

Chaucer Haversham


Revolver Granny




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