Wednesday, February 1, 2012

On My Nightstand - Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist

Georgie Gail desires to live an independent life. Her job as a telephone operator in rural Brenham, Texas comes with her own cottage. She's free to tend her garden and make a habitat for the songbirds she loves so much. Too bad, the new troubleman comes along and turns her world upside down.

Luke Palmer is a hardboiled Texas Ranger. The only thing he cares about is bringing criminals to justice. He goes undercover, but doesn't reckon with a sassy woman stealing his heart.

I've read one other Deeanne Gist book, "Maid to Match," and knew I'd be in for a treat. I wasn't disappointed. The characters learn the importance of love and getting along with others.

Deeanne threw in a twist that almost knocked me out of my chair. Looking back, I should have seen it, but she wove it in with such skill that I totally missed it.

If you're a historical romance fan, you'll adore this novel. I'm glad I discovered another author that promises and delivers a great tale.

Writers: Do you like the independent woman/macho man type books? Are your heroines more traditional or bucking the status quo?

Readers: What's your take on heroines, who seek greater freedom?


Jessica Nelson said...

I love independent heroines and macho men!!! Looking forward to reading this book.

Jeanette Levellie said...

I liked this book, apart from the soapboxing about saving endangered species. That was a little overboard for my taste. But the overall story was excellent!

Macho men, yes. Independent heroines, if they aren't sassy and rude.

Karen Lange said...

I enjoyed this one too. I agree with Jen, the "soapboxing" about the birds might have been a little much. But the MC had fire and passion about the cause, that's for sure!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess - In that case, you'll love this book.

Hi Jen & Karen - I understand your annoyance with the soapbox, but it was important to the overall story.

Susan :)

Susan said...

Hi Susan....Sounds like a thriller. Thanks so much for your visit and comment to my blog, too. Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

So nice to see you! I always enjoy visiting your place.

Susan :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds so fun! I adore that time period. I hope to read it :)