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?