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.
Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer was a perfect addition to the Ladies of Harper Station series. I love Grace and the courage she shows throughout the book and Amos's character is the perfect companion to her. One of the many things I enjoyed about Heart on the Line is that Amos is not your stereotypical western hero but he still manages to steal your heart. I also love the secondary story line that goes on in this book and could have read a whole book with just those characters involved. Harper Station is quickly becoming one of my favorite fictional settings and I can't wait for the next book!
5 out of 5.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.