“Heart on the Line” by Karen Witemeyer

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.”
This is another delightful story from Mrs. Witemeyer! I always enjoy her writing voice and the style is one that carries the story forward almost effortlessly.

The ladies of Harpers Station are all you could ask for and they have ea h come to live in this women’s only colony for different reasons. It was enjoyable exploring two of those storylines with Grace and Helen. Now I have a little confession to make. As much as I loved Grace and Amos, I think I enjoyed Helen and Lee’s storyline just a little bit more. Probably because there was more resistance on her side and he had to truly win her over …so sweet!

And I really did love Amos. I much prefer his type of character to the stereotypical western brawn and bravery. Now don’t get me wrong. Amos was definitely brave and of course came to save the day when his lady was in danger. But he relied more on brains than brawn.

The intrigue and danger in the story were well done even though I couldn’t call it truly mysterious. The villain is pretty evident almost from the beginning.

The spiritual content is well done, and once again, Helen’s spiritual journey is my favorite. The choices she makes to trust the Lord even when she’s afraid or wants to express anger are very relatable.

I will just say for the benefit of those that are sensitive to romance that the romance is very emotionally driven and there are a couple of detailed kissing scenes.

Overall I’d give this 4 1/2 stars!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.


One thought on ““Heart on the Line” by Karen Witemeyer

  1. NOW that I finally remembered to read your review… 😉
    I fully agree about Amos!! He was so untypical. In that aspect, this romance was one of the most “normal” I’ve read in a while. 🙂


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