Another solid addition to the series: "Heart on the Line" by Karen Witemeyer

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about the book....

When Danger Arrives, It's More Than Just Her Heart on the Line

Grace Mallory is tired of hiding. She hungers for a normal life, perhaps even a suitor like two of her friends in Harper's Station have found. But when the man she believes responsible for her father's death discovers her whereabouts, survival takes priority. 

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 fellow telegrapher, the mysterious Miss G, has been the ideal companion. For months, their friendship--dare he believe, courtship?--over the wire has fed his hope that he has finally found the woman God intends for him. However, when he intercepts an ominous message and discovers her life is in peril, Amos must shed the cocoon of his quiet nature to become the hero Grace requires.

my review....

Finally, a book that stars a hero who is - well, somewhat nerdy with average physique and just a normal nice-looking guy! As a male reader, there are so many times I have read a book where the male love interest is the perfect specimen of a man, and I find myself wishing the heroic male didn't have to be quite so perfect. Do they always have to be equipped with broad shoulders and rippling muscles and perfectly masculine features? Can't they just be a normal but manly dude?

Enter Amos Bledsoe, a guy who is a man in every way that matters, rushing to Grace's side to offer friendship and whatever protection he can, a man of loyalty and offering love, and one who isn't the most handsome man in the room. As such, he's one of my favourite characters in this book! And of course Grace is quite wonderful in her own right, and I quite admired her strong character and her spunk. The friendship and romance that simmers between the two is fun to watch, and made the pages fly by. I should also mention that at first I was worried that the subplot of Helen and Lee's story might detract from my enjoyment of Grace and Amos' plot, but certainly no worry was needed! Their story added beautifully to the whole and provided some of the best humorous moments at the same time. Overall, Witemeyer has done a wonderful job at a weaving together a story that flows well, with drama, romance, and even some bits of suspense thrown in too. I challenge you to pick up this story and be able to walk away from it anytime soon because this one is hard to put down!   

This second installment in the"Ladies of Harper's Station" series is thoroughly enjoyable and sure to please Witemeyer's growing group of fans. The characters are interesting and lovable, not only the main characters but the whole cast of those living in Harper's Station. As such, I can't wait to return for more with the third book in the series!

I give this book a solid rating and award it 4 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

 about the author....

Karen Witemeyer

Winner of the HOLT Medallion and the Carol Award and a finalist for the RITA and Christy Award, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance to give the world more happily-ever-afters. Karen makes her home in Texas, with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at

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