Georgie Gail is a woman in a man’s world. As the switchboard operator for a small Texas town, she enjoys living alone and keeping the town connected. Georgie thinks everything is running smoothly, and then the telephone company sends a man to work with her. Georgie is frustrated by the presence of Luke Palmer, a handsome and self-assured man. Georgie and Luke are both strong, independent people, and while working together each day, they spend equal amounts of time irritating each other and falling for each other (it works that way sometimes, doesn’t it?). As their relationship develops, Georgie begins to understand that companionship and accepting help from others doesn’t indicate weakness. What Georgie doesn’t know, however, is that Luke Palmer is an undercover Texas Ranger, and his search for the Comer gang threatens to put their relationship and their lives in danger.
Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist is an enjoyable, light-hearted story. I enjoyed the historical aspect: Deeanne Gist includes details from the lives of real Texas Rangers, actual Texas train robbers, the Annual Texas State Sportsmen’s Tournament, Brenham’s Maifest, Blue Bell Ice Cream, and Nelly Bly hats. Georgie and Luke are equally stubborn and likable, and their encounters are amusing and fun. Georgie is an avid bird-lover, and while her enthusiasm seemed a bit odd at times, Deeanne Gist works Georgie’s passion into the historical nature of the story and the plotline in a creative way. Although some parts of the novel are predictable, the author manages to save several surprises for the end. I recommend this book for both historical and Christian fiction fans.
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Lauren is a wife, mother of two, and an avid reader. She thanks Litfuse Publishing for the review copy of this book. Lauren blogs at Baseballs and Bows.