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.
Karen Witemeyer’s Heart on the Line does not disappoint.
This was a very exciting story, full of intrigue and adventure. The characters were all well-written and wonderful! I especially liked Emma and Malachi. This novel made me want to re-read No Other Will Do (the story about Emma and Mal)!I still am very excited to read the novella about Tori and Ben, Worth the Wait! I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet!
Even though the plot was kind of slow (or at least slower than Karen’s other novels), it was still a great story!
I really like the cover, even though it has Grace’s face on it. However, even though the cover clearly depicts Grace with brown hair, as well as the description in the book, I still think of her as a blonde! Don’t know why, but I do! I am going to give it 4 stars! Also, the back of the book is slightly deceiving. It has the hero of the story, Amos, on a horse without glasses, when he is supposed to be the “nerd” of his time—a telegraph operator who likes bicycles instead of horses. That is why I dropped the 5 stars to 4 stars. Some people might think of the person on the back of the book as somebody else in the story, but I think of him as the hero of the story.
This book is definitely worth the read for all Karen Witemeyer fans and historical romance fans! I would recommend this book, and I am going to give it 4 stars!
Title: Heart on the Line
Author: Karen Witemeyer
Author’s Website: http://www.karenwitemeyer.com/
I received this book from the Bethany House Publishing of the Baker Publishing Group for this review.
This review is written in my own opinions and words.
To read my review of No Other Will Do, click here: No Other Will Do. Or, just look up Karen Witemeyer on the search bar to read my interview with her, as well as many other reviews of her books!