Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Book review and giveaway: Love on the Line

I've always been a big fan of historical novels, so I tend to get excited when a new one shows up on my doorstep for me to review.  The most recent historical novel that I had the pleasure to review is called Love on the Line, by Deeanne Gist. Here's some information on this book, from the publisher's website:
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.
I really enjoyed this novel. I found the characters to be enjoyable, loved the storyline and all the details of the way phones worked long ago, and thought the mystery/bad guy chase was very entertaining. Even though there are lots of characters in this book, I thought that the author did a great job of bringing them all to life and making them seem like believable people.  The two main characters, Luke and Georgie were, of course, my favorites, and I thought the love story between the two of them was really sweet.  Before Love on the Line, I had not read any books by Deeanne Gist before, but since finishing it, I've gone and filled up my library hold list with all of her other books. I can't wait to read more of this author's great writing!

And I have good news! I'm giving away my copy of this book to one of you.  Open to US mailing addresses, enter with the Rafflecopter widget below.




Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

9 comments:

Tori said...

I would love to win this I have been wanting to read this book!

debbie said...

I love reading books set in this time period.

Anita Yancey said...

I want to read this book because it sounds like a good read. Thanks!
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Stacey L said...

Because I love to read books set in the past

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I'd like to win this book b/c it is the Season for Love of all kinds.
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laura20v said...

looks like an interesting book! laura20v@hotmail.com

Janet said...

looks like something I would enjoy reading :)

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tracey said...

because i love a good love story. thanks
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ladonnaj said...

I love Deanne Gist's books!! I've read all of them, except for this one. I would love to win it because with all of the Christmas expenses, I haven't had the money to buy it. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!!
ladonna.mohler@hotmail.com