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.
You won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit Karen’s web page for her inside look. I’ve included a brief snippet below to whet your appetite.
“The inspiration for Heart on the Line came way back in 2011 when I was doing research on telegraph communication for an older book. I stumbled upon a novel written in 1879 by female telegraph operator Ella Cheever called Wired Love.”
Friends, you are in for a treat when you pick up this book! I’ve been a fan of Karen’s writing for many years and was excited to read Heart on the Line. Harper Station is such a unique place, and a delight to visit. I’d like to tell you that I savored this book, over two or three days. But the truth is, I gobbled this book in a day like the hungry book dragon I am and loved every moment!
Grace Mallory likes to blend into the crowd. She enjoys her work at the Telegraph office and her solitary life. She has made a friend on the telegraph line with a Mr. A, never guessing that circumstances would bring him to her door.
Amos Bledsoe runs the Telegraph office in Denison. He is not your stereotypical hero, but a hero in his own right. His charm, his big heart, and caring nature will win over any fair lady who takes the time to really see him.
I enjoyed revisiting Harper Station, seeing old friends from the first book and I was pleasantly surprised with the love story of two unlikely secondary characters. It was kind of like getting a bonus story in the story. But I won’t tell you who, you will have to read the book to find out for yourself!
Before I realized it, I was reading the last chapter, and I wasn’t ready to say good-bye. I enjoyed reading Grace & Amos’s story, and can’t wait to visit Harper Station again!
(I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my review. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions expressed are my own.)
“Only a master weaver could intertwine dark and light threads in such a way that all one saw was beauty when looking back at the finished tapestry.”
About the Author:
For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for 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 National Reader’s Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, ACFW Carol Award, Inspirational 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. To learn more about Karen and her books, or to join her subscriber list, please visit:
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