Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist Book Review
Here's my review:
Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist is a story that takes place in the early 1900's where outlaws were revered and Texas Rangers were not seen as heroes. Lucious Landrum, a Texas Ranger, is on the hunt for such an outlaw, Frank Comer. He best can track him posing undercover as a troubleman (telephone repairman). But he has to disguise himself and use the name Luke Palmer. He works closely with Georgie Gail, the switchboard operator, who has an unusual love and fascination for birds. Things heat up as Luke becomes better acquainted with the townspeople and especially Georgie. Will Luke be able to capture Frank Comer, yet keep his disguise under wraps? Will Georgie allow herself to know the true Luke Palmer?
I was absolutely fascinated with the quaint functions of the switchboard in this book. I was also amazed at the amount of research and intricate details the author included about birds, shooting events, outlaws and Texas Rangers. She weaved all this into an adventurous story. I have to say I was not fond of the names of the main characters, but that is trivial. I also thought there were way too many characters. I could hardly keep up. But I really enjoyed the sweet romance. I was a bit surprised at the fact that two unmarried people worked so closely together in a house for that time period. However, this book introduced me to a time and place that I would enjoy reading about more.
*This product was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*