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Heart on the Line

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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.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

4 Stars

From the back cover, I knew I wanted to read Witemeyer’s latest novel. I love this idea of ‘online’ dating that takes place in the story. And the bit of intrigue suggested doesn’t hurt.

This book certainly had parts that made it hard to put down. I loved reading about Amos using his wits and personalities to try to win the heart of a lady. Not to mention that Harper’s Station is filled with fun characters—characters that I hope get their own stories in the near future.

My only complaint with this story has to do with the elements of mystery a bit more. While I really truly enjoyed this book, I was a bit disappointed to find that I had things pretty well figured out quite quickly. Of course there is always the fact that I don’t know the journey the characters will go on to get everything sorted out, but sometimes that bit of surprise is fun for the reader too.

Overall, I thought this was a fun book and it was a quick read. It’s unique in setting and characters. And if you haven’t read the previous Ladies of Harper’s Station book, don’t worry, you’ll follow this one just fine and I don’t think there is anything that could be considered a spoiler in it.

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