Rural switchboard operator Georgie Gail is proud of her independence in a man’s world which makes it twice as vexing when the telephone company sends a. Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist – book cover, description, publication history. Rural switchboard operator Georgie Gail is proud of her independence in a man’s makes it twice as vexing when the telephone company sends a.

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But when his stakeout puts Georgie in peril, he realizes more than his job is on the line. Jul 28, Delynn rated it it was amazing. Sep 07, Tito rated it liked it Shelves: I loved this book and these characters. And it was all very interesting, too. Life as a Texas ranger is about to get FAR more complicated.

Then along comes her company’s new troubleman, Luke Palmer. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Working undercover to catch Frank Comer, he doesn’t expect to fall in love with Georgie Gail or she with him. Aug 17, Lori rated it it was ok Shelves: There is never a time that I think “oh that couldn’t happen” it’s all believable. Georgie’s birding adventures and deep love for God’s creatures eventually cause trouble with the local milliner and lead to big trouble in town. Her dialogue tags are pure magic. Gist is meticulous in her characterization and that’s what builds this into a memorable read.

Their needs to be clear motivation or reasons why a character does something or else it seems po This book started out really well. For Love and Honor.

I felt like I had been there, done that. I love when a good story intertwines with faith but dropping it in here and there didn’t do it for me. Georgie Gail deexnne the only telephone operator in a small Texas town but before she even arrived to take her job, her train was robbed by Frank Comer. While the hero’s career isn’t quite as unusual in Christian historical romance, the historical background to the story overall as discussed in the author’s note at the end of the book is indeed unique.


Since this was an Advanced Reader Edition, some changes might have been made to the final edition which would not be taken into consideration in this review. Georgie is a classic Deeanne Gist heroine. Their were a few thrilling parts of the book, and most were predictable.

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The romance was entirely too geared towards the physical. Feb 16, Candi Criddle rated it it was amazing Shelves: I doubt anyone living at that time would have named their daughter Georgie.

But it is so much more than that – Georgie is the aforementioned switchboard operator and Lucius Laudrum is the ranger but their first meeting isn’t one to remember.

Georgie was a heroine with spunk, but at the same time she was a good person and always trying to do the right thing, which made her a bit vulnerable, too. Anyway the heroine is a birder and spends all her time making her backyard a bird paradise which works it’s way into Gist’s story a lot with native Texan bird calls.

The attention was all centered around their appearance, the way they felt, their touches. This book started out really well. I really enjoyed Love On The Line. He’s a Texas Ranger working undercover to infiltrate a notorious gang of train robbers.

On a negative side -Geogie’s personality can grate sometimes.

Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist

Luke’s unanticipated adoration of Georgie and his desire to protect her was heart-warming, to say the least. Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist. Among the Fair Magnolias. My mom was a switchboard operator in the ‘s when she met my dad. It was too reminiscent of Essie Sprekelmeyer and the bicycle club for me. This was a wonderful story!!


Oct 19, Sunflower rated it it was amazing Shelves: The only thing I didn’t like about this novel was Miss Gail’s first name. Pove the first scene I immediately took a liking to Georgie and her personality and was not overly fond of Luke, but then as the chapters next progressed with Georgie back in her own environment and Luke Palmer riding into town as the new Telephone Troubleman I was reversed in my feelings and loved Luke, but found Georgie a bit frustrating.

Repairing telephones and tangling with this tempestuous woman is the last thing he wants to do. Needless to say I read until the wee hours of the morning so I could finish it.

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I just wondered if the author wanted to add a hint of comedy. I was like, “You have got to be kidding Sisters of Mercy Flats. I absolutely adored Luke.

View all 17 comments. LOVED the surprise at the end. Also she knows how to write a great romance that doesn’t cross the line into salacious and is about realistic people.

At least, the in between stuff did.