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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.
While I must admit an attraction to tall, dark, (rugged, burly, bearded, even rough around the edges) and handsome hero types, there’s also an appeal to the other end of the spectrum where the intellectual, sophisticated, and polished gentlemen congregate.
Without a doubt, Amos Bledsoe lands on the gentlemen’s end of the hero scale. He’s highly intelligent, modestly athletic, and romantic! Best of all, Amos is DEVOTED, to his faith, to his family, and to his friends (especially those he’d like to be more than friends with)! Even his insecurities are endearing! Mr. Bledsoe is without a doubt one of my favorite bookish gentlemen yet!
I’ve been a Grace Mallory fan from the moment she pulled her little derringer from beneath her skirts in the first Ladies of Harper’s Station book! She is a quiet and compassionate member of the Harper’s Station community and as the town’s telegraph operator, she also provides an essential service to her fellow residents. Grace is intelligent and courageous, I love that gal!
Heart on the Line has a winning combination of sweet romance, humor, and western adventure with endearing characters. Karen Witemeyer consistently delivers quality Christian fiction. I highly recommend her stories and look forward to the next installment of this series!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
Christy Award finalist and winner of the ACFW Carol Award, National Reader’s Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, and Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, CBA bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes Christian historical romance for Bethany House, believing the world needs more happily-ever-afters.
She is an avid cross-stitcher and makes her home in Abilene, TX with her husband and three children.
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