About the Book
Alice McNeil resolved at a young age to travel through life unencumbered by love or marriage, free to make her own decisions. A seasoned telegrapher, she’s recently acquired a coveted position at an important trading firm, but when the company’s ambitious junior director returns to London, things begin to change in ways Alice could never have imagined.
For Douglas Shaw, years of hard work and ingenuity enabled him to escape a life of grinding poverty. He’s also determined to marry into high society–a step that will ensure he never returns to the conditions of his past.
He and Alice form a friendly relationship based on mutual respect, but anything deeper is not in their plans. However, when Alice accidentally raises the ire of a jealous and vindictive coworker who’s intent on ruining her life, Alice and Douglas are forced to confront what is truly important in their lives. Will their growing bond give them the courage to risk finding a better way?
In My Opinion
The debut of Jennifer Delamere’s new Love Among the Wires series is a fun read. There’s some great history about telegraphy, there’s humor, there’s conflict, and there’s romance.
Alice, who has determined her destination in life is a career and not marriage, is intelligent, kind, witty, and driven. Is it any wonder Douglas is drawn to her before he even lays eyes on her? As the two spend time together, they grow to admire much about the other and that blooms into more than friendship.
But the romance doesn’t dominate this story. When Alice starts employing some of the suggestions from a guide to finding a man, things go awry and she finds herself in a couple predicaments. Alice’s friends all have opinions about who the best match for her is.
I found myself laughing in places, eager to find out what happened next in others, and contented with how everything came together. Who else is hoping Rose or Emma get the spotlight in the next one?
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