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.
Reviewer: Olivia R.
Heart on the Line because who doesn't like a good romance? This was so sweet, full of laughs, and yet many sobering moments. I was hooked on the first page. The mystery is intriguing, and there are elements of suspense all the way until the end.
Amos was a fantastic hero because he wasn't the cliche hero. Gotta love the spectacles. Oh, and the bicycle too!The interactions of all the characters were so wonderful. Helen's struggle was amazing, and I loved how things turned out with her. Especially with a certain somebody! The romance moved at a good pace. Content-wise there were a couple of semi-detailed kisses.
I loved how Grace fought against evil by quoting Scripture. That was so real and amazing to me because the Bible commands us to use His Word as a sword. I wouldn't say the spiritual content was heavy, but it was very applicable and deep.
I love this author's writing style and intriguing storylines. It's wonderful to pick up a book and know you're going to enjoy it when you read the first page.
Reviewer: Becky Hrivnak
Heart on the Line, written by Karen Witemeyer, is book two of Ladies of Harper's Station.
This is the first book I've read in this series, but I didn't feel like I was lost in the series from not having read book one. Easily read as a standalone, although I think it would be fun to read the first book now!
I found this story to be an interesting read. How one telegraph operator got to know another telegraph operator 'after hours' on the telegraph line was fun...much like a person getting to know someone online as opposed to in-person now. Witemeyer snuck in various items from that era making the historical aspects very fun and interesting.
My favorite character was Grace. It was easy to 'get to know her' through the descriptive writing from her thoughts to her outward and inward characteristics. Although Amson seemed like a great character, I was not sure of what he truly looked like in my minds eye because there seemed like so many other 'pretty' people around that his outward qualities were overshadowed. I thought Amos' inward qualities were stellar though. He was a kind gentleman who was over and above worth Miss Grace's attentions!
This was a clean, inspirational read and I would recommend it to readers from teen on up. I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.