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.
I absolutely loved this book! Heart on the Line has instantly become my new favorite from Karen Witemeyer. I started this book and literally could not put it down. Written in true Karen Witemeyer fashion it was full of romance, humor, adventure, and characters that you can’t help but love. Grace was a heroine that was intelligent, sensitive, and courageous. I loved her cautious nature and her quick thinking. The setting of this book was just so fun! I loved reading the interactions on the telegraph between Grace and Amos. It was so cute for the characters to have a form of communication that no one else understood. One of the things I love about this series is the appearance of characters from previous stories are always present. As I reader I enjoy the familiarity of a beloved character from a previous story. And then there is Amos. Sweet, lovable, nerdy, courageous Amos. He is my new favorite hero! I loved so much about this character. The thing that stood out most about Amos was that he was alwasy confident in spite of his insecurities. He was smart, dependable, funny, and never afraid to be himself. Grace and Amos’s interactions were sweet and full of chemistry that jumped off the pages. I loved the added storyline of Helen and Lee. It was nice to see Helen’s character who was so broken and bitter find peace and healing in the most unexpected way. Of course there were plenty of tense moments as the story progressed. I flew through the last pages anxious to see how it all wrapped up. Sweet and satisfying conclusion to a lovely story! If you are looking for an light and easy story with humor, romance, and adventure than I would reccomend this book! It will not disappoint. I am a huge Witemeyer fan and this book is the perfect addition to this series!
*I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts and opinions are my own.