Love on the Line

Love on the Line

by Deeanne Gist

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ISBN-13: 9780764204098
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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 four RITA nominations, two 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 at Facebook.com/Deesfriends.

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Love on the Line 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Liz51 More than 1 year ago
Telephone switchboard operator meets undercover Texas Ranger in this mystery/romance about the search for a romanticized train robbery gang. The historical detail keeps the reader entertained, though all the detail of bird lover Georgie's campaign to stop the use of bird parts on clothing and hats was a bit much. Excellent ending brought an unexpected twist to the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. Kept my interest and was fun to read.
jebsweetpea More than 1 year ago
In 1904 Texas Ranger Luke Palmer arrives in Brenham, Texas, with one goal--to capture the gang of outlaws led by Frank Comer. Undercover as a telephone repairman, he uses his days on the range to search, not realizing there's another pair of eyes watching him. Georgie Gail, switchboard operator and birder, heads out on a birding expedition, but instead of sighting a painted bunting, her opera glasses capture her telephone man, armed and far away from telephone lines. Palmer is forced to take this alluring troublemaker into his confidence and unwittingly puts her in harm's way. The closer he comes to the gang, the further she works her way into his heart--and into trouble. Soon it's more than just love that's on the line. What a terrific book! Loved the suspense, the humor and the all around story. I would recommend this to anyone who likes to read. Deeanne Gist is one of my favorite authors and she did not disappoint in this book. Well written and one I would definitely read again. Bethany House Publishers sent me this complimentary copy to review for them. All opinions expressed are mine alone
DSaff More than 1 year ago
You're an independent woman working as a switchboard operator and spending your off time studying birds. Then, the phone company sends a man to check in things. Would that get your back up? What about when you find out he really isn't a phone repairman, but rather a Texas marshal? Come meet Georgia Gail, the switchboard operator who is proud of what she has accomplished, and Luke Palmer, a Texas Ranger posing as the phone repair guy. The chemistry is fiery and the confrontations between the two electric. Can each see through their individual worlds to find love? Will Luke "get his man"? This entertaining story will keep your attention all the way to the end. I really enjoy Ms. Gist's books. Her writing is realistic and shows just how much time she spends researching. In this book you can not only enjoy the story, but learn about being a switchboard operator and doing some birdwatching. The story comes to life as each character enters, bringing their own special charm to the book. I recommend this to a very broad base of readers including discussion groups. I received my free review copy from Bethany House and thank them very much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I especially liked this book because I am from East Texas. The story was set in this area and it was interesting to see some very small towns in this story. The author did a great with the little twist also within the story. I found myself very much relating to the main woman
dk_phoenix on LibraryThing 28 days ago
There¿s nothing like a Deeanne Gist novel¿ truly. I don¿t read a lot of historical fiction, but when I do, this is the kind I like: Factual, realistic, funny, and entertaining. The romance is believable and ignites with just a tiny spark, building to a slow burn¿not a ¿head over heels¿ type of situation found in plenty of other novels of this variety. The characters make mistakes (in this novel, the hero makes more than enough mistakes to go around, but he¿s well-intentioned) and the people are flawed but genuine.What I really love about Gist¿s novels is the level of historical detail she puts into them¿she draws on real-life examples and situations to create her story, often weaving elements of true stories into her fiction. And she always includes a little note at the end of each book, mentioning which details are true, and where the inspiration for certain characters or events came from.While the synopsis may read as a little bit cliche, I assure you, it shouldn¿t be a deterrent. And even though the book is published under an CBA publisher, there isn¿t anything in here that wouldn¿t be found in a typical ABA published historical novel.¿just a cast of entertaining characters, and a good, solid story.
love2readnovels on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Georgie Gail is a switchboard operator in the little town of Brenham. She loves her job, being independent and most especially birds. She's perfectly happy. That is until they send a new troubleman to her station. Luke Palmer is a Texas Ranger who is trying to bring Frank Comer and his gang to justice. When a train robbery occurs in Brenham, Luke is sent there undercover as the new troubleman. Georgie is very distracted by the handsome Luke Palmer and Luke finds Georgie is much more than he bargained for. The attraction between is definitely strong! But trouble is brewing and Luke knows that Georgie could end up in the middle of it. Will he be able to catch the Comer Gang and protect Georgie or will one come at the expense of the other?I thoroughly enjoyed this story! I don't think I've read anything before on the subject of a switchboard operator so that was quite interesting. Even the job of a troubleman. I thought the story was well paced except I must say it waned just a little for me with all the 'bird parts' on the hats and the Audubon stuff but after that it was great! There was a real chemistry between Luke and Georgie and lots of good toe curling kisses! Luke is tough as nails on the outside but tenderhearted on the inside and Georgie is full of sass and grit. Together they make this a really fun story. I must say too that you'll want to be sure and read the authors note at the end. To me it made the story even better. If you're looking for fun story with a bit of a sizzle then I recommend you try Love on the Line! A thank goes to Bethany House for providing this complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review.Paperback: 368 pagesPublisher: Bethany House (October 1, 2011)ISBN-10: 0764204092ISBN-13: 978-0764204098
Sneezybee23 on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Georgie Gail's position as a telephone switchboard operator is enviable. Her employer, SWT&T, provides an income and a simple cottage for her. Her pleasant life includes independence, community and a lovely garden designed to attract birds. She's less than thrilled when SWT&T sends Luke Palmer to be the local troubleman. Not only will he be selling telephone subscriptions and repairing equipment, but he'll also be looking over her shoulder. Luke, however, is more than he seems. He's a Texas Ranger undercover in search of the notorious and well-supported outlaw, Frank Comer. Between dealing with Luke, fulfilling her job and denouncing the use of birds in women's hats, Georgie has her hands full. As Luke pursues the outlaw and his group, danger grows and Georgie and Luke realize that more than their jobs are on the line.Having read several of Deeanne Gist's prior books, I had some expectations when I picked up Love on the Line. As always, Gist showed that she knows how to tell a story with plenty of romance and adventure! Though set in the past, Georgie struggles with issues that women of today still deal with. I appreciated Georgie's character growth from a mindset of 'I can do anything a man can do.' to 'Each person has their own strengths and weaknesses, but when put together with another, both are important and complement each other.' Die-hard feminists might not be too happy with this mindset, but I subscribe to the idea of working in partnership rather than competition. I was completely okay with this book being less edgy than other books by Gist. There are less sexual overtones and not quite as many deep, dark issues as in Gist's prior books. Overall, Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist is an entertaining read for inspirational romance audiences.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers as part of their blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission¿s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
tarenn on LibraryThing 28 days ago
LOVE ON THE LINE by Deeanee Gist is an inspirational historical fiction.I couldn't quite understand the first half of "Love On The Line",but the last half I enjoyed. I enjoyed the romance between Georgie and Luke. What a novel idea,telephone lines,switchboard operators and train robbers,while love is on the line. "Love on the Line" is a good story, with an interesting cast of characters. A good story for anyone who enjoys historical fiction,Americana,Inspirational reads. Received for an honest review. Details can be found at Bethany House and My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews.RATING: 4HEAT RATING: SWEETREVIEWED BY: DorothyA,My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews
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I guess the saying that opposites attract rings true for these characters... a young lady who lives eats and breathes all things birds.. and a rough and tough ranger... sparks fly more than once as they develop strong feelings for each other.. but can they make a life together??? I guess you will have to read the book, I won't spoil it for another reader. I had the plot figured out about half way through, but there were still some things that surprised me. CH
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
The ending was really cute. Actually the moments between Luke and Georgie were adorable. Recommend the author's other books.
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JBINGHAM More than 1 year ago
If you like historical romance you will love ANYTHING Deeanne Gist wrights. She has a fun and qwirky style that just keeps me coming back for more."Love on the Line" is no exception. It has a little bit of everything. Action, drama, comedy, and yes it has some intence romantic moments. But what I love about Deeanne's style... she toes the line. Her books are romantic and fun- NOT DIRTY.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
LOVE ON THE LINE by Deeanee Gist is an inspirational historical fiction.I couldn't quite understand the first half of "Love On The Line",but the last half I enjoyed. I enjoyed the romance between Georgie and Luke. What a novel idea,telephone lines,switchboard operators and train robbers,while love is on the line. "Love on the Line" is a good story, with an interesting cast of characters. A good story for anyone who enjoys historical fiction,Americana,Inspirational reads. Received for an honest review. Details can be found at Bethany House and My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: SWEET REVIEWED BY: DorothyA,My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews