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: 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.