Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist

LoveontheLine_mockup.indd“Rural switchboard operator Georgie Gail is proud of her independence in a man’s world… which makes it twice as vexing when the telephone company sends a man to look over her shoulder. Dashing Luke Palmer is more than he appears though. He’s a Texas Ranger working undercover to infiltrate a notorious gang of train robbers. Repairing telephones and tangling with this tempestuous woman is the last thing he wants to do. But when his stakeout puts Georgie in peril, he realizes more than his job is on the line.” 

This is the first book that I have ever read from this author, Deeanne Gist, and I really enjoyed this novel. Her writing style is similar to many other Christian Fiction writers, but at the same time it’s different. The main story line, a damsel in distress meets a knight in shining armor, is similar to many other novels in this particular genre but how the story unfolds is unique. I really enjoyed this novel and the mystery within was fascinating. The main female character, Georgie, is a lot like females are today: independent and fearless. I did get a little confused about who some of the characters were but my confusion didn’t last long. When large groups of characters, more than two or three people, are introduced I always tend to mix them up, especially since they were are all men and sounded similar. Deeanne does a great job in capturing her readers full attention within the first few chapters of this novel. It starts our really exciting and the anticipation continues from there. The mystery within the story will only have you second guessing yourself and even then, at the end, it becomes an even bigger surprise when the revelation occurs. This was a great novel and if you enjoy historical novels then I hope you add this one to your reading list!

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