Sunday, April 01, 2012

Review of Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist

In 1904 Texas Ranger Luke Palmer arrives in Brenham, Texas, with one goal--to capture the gang of outlaws led by Frank Comer. Undercover as a telephone repairman, he uses his days on the range to search, not realizing there's another pair of eyes watching him.
Georgie Gail, switchboard operator and birder, heads out on a birding expedition, but instead of sighting a painted bunting, her opera glasses capture her telephone man, armed and far away from telephone lines. Palmer is forced to take this alluring troublemaker into his confidence and unwittingly puts her in harm's way. The closer he comes to the gang, the further she works her way into his heart--and into trouble. Soon it's more than just love that's on the line.

What a terrific book! Loved the suspense, the humor and the all around story. I would recommend this to anyone who likes to read. Deeanne Gist is one of my favorite authors and she did not disappoint in this book. Well written and one I would definitely read again.

Bethany House Publishers sent me this complimentary copy to review for them. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

Review of To Have and To Hold by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller

Take a trip back to the 1800's to the deep southern part of Georgia with Audrey Cunningham, her father, their plantation on an island and a group of wealthy investors who want to buy all the land. This is Audrey's story of living life as an "old spinster" who is in charge of looking over her father in his last years.

Enter Marshall Graham who is hired to be the general contractor of the resort that is being built on part of the island Audrey's plantation resides. Their clash of interests leads to many sparks along their bumpy road of a relationship, but become smoothed out when they have to depend on each other when the building of the resort keeps being sabotaged by an unknown person.

Join them in their adventure of wading through friendship, trials and sadness.

For me, this book was average. Average story, average plot. If you like a lighter-side type of reading, you may thoroughly enjoy this book.

Bethany House Publishers sent me a complimentary copy of this book to review for them. All opinions are my own.