Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Review ~ Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist

It's a Battle of Wills ... and Love Is on the Line!

Rural switchboard operator Georgie Gail is proud of her independence in a man's world . . . which makes  it twice as vexing when the telephone company sends a man to look over her shoulder.
Dashing Luke Palmer is more than he appears though. He's a Texas Ranger working undercover to  infiltrate a notorious  gang of train robbers. Repairing telephones and tangling with this tempestuous  woman is the last thing he wants to do.  But when his stakeout puts Georgie in peril, he realizes more than  his job is on the line.

My Review

Oh baby! What a story...

When you pick up a book by Deeanne Gist you know you are in for a rollicking good time. Love on the  Line does not disappoint! It's full of fun and feistiness from the get go.

I love how the story starts. A train robbery by the legendary and much admired Frank Comer! Georgie  shows from page one that she is curious and spunky. She's not cowering one bit when that train is robbed. In fact, she admires the robber more than the ranger. But, you know that just can't last.

Luscious Landrum, oops....that's Lucious Landrum, is a sight to behold, at least in my imagination! I'm thinking he looks way more appealing than Frank. Georgie needs to get her sights on the right man!

Oh, don't worry. She will :) Watching their romance unfold is one of the best I have read so far. Sparks fly and the romance is suh-weet!

But there's more to this story than just watching two people fall in love. As Luke's story unfolds, I couldn't help but feel like the layers of my heart were peeling back, one at a time. Here's this courageous and powerful man, living with a past he regrets. I think I knew somewhere about mid way through what the shocker was going to be, but it still brought sadness to my heart. No, I'm not going to give a spoiler!

During this time period not too many women had careers and lived alone. I loved what Mrs Patrick, a member of the Plumage League, said to Georgie in a very emotional conversation at a pivotal point in the story:  “There isn't a woman in this county who doesn't admire and respect you for supporting yourself and having your own place. We may not be able to vote. We may not be able to hold office. We may not be able to wear trousers. But make no mistake, we're not powerless.” I wanted to shout YES!

Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Impassioned dialogue along with plenty of humor makes Love on the Line a winner!

A huge thank you to Bethany House for my review copy. I am so sorry it took me this long to get it read and my review written. I was under no obligation to write a positive one, just my honest opinion.

Purchase links:

Amazon, Bethany House, CBD

Short Bio

Deeanne Gist--known to her family, friends, and fans as Dee--has rocketed up the bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere with her very original, very fun historical & contemporary romances. Add to this three RITA nominations, two consecutive Christy Awards, rave reviews, and a growing loyal fan base, and you've got one recipe for success. She has a very active online community on her website at IWantHerBook.com and on Facebook at Deeanne Gist: Bestselling Author.


  1. Great review Anne!
    I have read all of Deeanne's books exept this one. I think I should read this one too!

  2. Hey Marian! You definitely should read this book :) They just get better & better!

  3. Anne, I can't wait till this comes out in audiobook form. I wonder when that will be? Blessings!

  4. Hi Carrie! You'd think they would publish in audio format at the same time as there are so many who listen to audio books! I don't know why it takes so long. I hope it's soon though, for your sake. Do they just have one person read the audio book? It would be cool if they could come up with a man who has a deep voice to read Luke's part! I might listen then ;)

  5. I am reading this book now. It is a winner!


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