What a unique and fun read from Karen Witemeyer! Those who read No Other Will Do (the first book of the Ladies of Harper’s Station series) already have an introduction to many of the lovable residents of the town.
In Heart on the Line, readers get a peek into the lives of telegraph operators. And what a peek it was!
My favorite part of this book was the secret language Grace and Amos had developed in their careers. Another fun angle was that Amos isn’t your typical romance hero. He prefers riding a bicycle over a horse, wears glasses, and is mocked by women in his hometown.
Yet Amos’s decision to be brave, to take the risk to meet the woman he has only conversed with over the wires shows he’s more than his appearance.
Grace has found a home in Harper’s Station as a refuge. After a tragedy, she ran from Colorado and found this women’s colony in the state of Texas. Sure, she dreams about the man she corresponds with almost nightly, but she knows she can’t involve him, or anyone, in the danger that might appear at any moment.
When Amos and two other men invade Harper’s Station, there are plenty of questions, doubt, and puzzles to solve. Who can Grace trust? Will she fall prey to a handsome face or depend on a friend with the potential to become so much more?
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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.
Available everywhere June 6, 2017