Grace Mallory is tired of running. But when she learns that the villain who killed her father is closing in, she has no choice. Grace is waylaid, however, by Amos Bledsoe, who hopes to continue their telegraph courtship in person. With Grace’s life—and his heart—on the line, can Amos shed his shyness and become the hero she requires?
Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer was a very cute and clever story. This is a tale of two telegraph operators, and it explores the concept of ‘online dating’ in the late 1800s. When Grace Mallory and Amos Bledsoe are assigned to each other, they become very fond of one another. Then, when an enemy from Grace’s past catches up with her, Amos takes the opportunity to come to the rescue. I especially liked Mr. Bledsoe, with his mild-mannered quirks and quiet ways; he was like the Clark Kent without the Superman. No, it wasn’t the hero who had an alter ego in this story…
I also enjoyed the secondary story about another lady in the women’s colony Grace lives in as she deals with the perturbing surplus of men in her sanctuary. It was also nice seeing the couple from a sister book, even though I haven’t read it yet. Heart on the Line was very amusing and even had some action. I thoroughly enjoyed this read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
Reviewed by Jes