Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Love on the Line



It's a battle of wills...and love is on the line!

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 man to look over he shoulder.

Dashing Luke Palmer is more than he appears though. He's a Texas Ranger working undercover to infiltrate a notorious gang of train robbers. Repairing telephones and tangling with this tempestuous woman is the last thing he wants to do. But when his stakeout puts Georgie in peril, he realizes more than his job is on the line.

My Review:

Catchy title for a fetching, light-hearted romance. The comedy was prevalent in nearly every scene. From subtle humour to out-loud belly laughs, I smiled my way through this one. (Which was a little embarrassing since I do most of my reading on the bus.)

Gist is meticulous in her characterization and that's what builds this into a memorable read. From Georgie's obsession with birds (there's a hysterical scene where she sums up Luke's appearance as if he were one of her bird sightings. So funny, I'm chuckling just thinking about it.) And Luke just happens to be the exact opposite to Georgie in all the wrong ways! They're a disaster waiting to happen.  And it's that contrast that really sparks the humour over and over again.

That doesn't mean there isn't drama in Love on the Line. There are a few grim scenes (and one in particular that made me cringe and I didn't fully understand until the end.) Doesn't that just make you want to read this book more? :-) I hope so, because this is romantic comedy at it's best.


If you would like to win a copy of Love on the Line, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Please remember to put the title in your subject line. The draw will be held and the winner announced on Sunday November 20. Offer open internationally.  Good luck!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


  1. Would love to win this book! My mom loves Deeanne Gist's books!

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  2. Oooh, ooh! This book is on my wishlist! *Crossing fingers* Thanks for this opportunity!


  3. I have been wanting to try a Deeanne Gist book for quite some time now. Thank you for the chance. These characters sound quite endearing.


  4. This sounds like a fun book to read. Please enter me.


  5. This book looks so good. I almost picked it up at Walmart yesterday... except for the $100 I had to spend on my car instead stood in the way of anything fun... :(

    Please sign me up!

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  6. Thank you so much for the chance to win this. This sounds like a great book. I would love to win this. Thanks again for the chance.


  7. Love on the Line looks wonderful starting from the cover, and then to have romantic comedy within makes this sound like a book I can't miss. Great review, Kav!
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  8. Oh, how much I would love to read this book.
    The reviews are good.
    Thanks for the chance to win this book.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  9. would love to read deeanne's latest novel...thanks for the chance, kav :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  10. Sounds great! Loved the review. I can totally relate to laughing when I read a funny scene in public, it's just horrible when you're at the library, because they want you to read, yet you have to be quiet! And late at night when I'm reading instead of sleeping...and the book is really funny :D
    Sounds like an amazing book :) Thanks!
    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

  11. "Love on the Line" sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading. I love books that contain some humor.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the book.


  12. Wow, this one looks like a popular one! Guess everyone likes a little laughter and romance in their lie. Good luck y'all!!!!

  13. I have Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist on my growing list of books I would like to read. Please enter my name into the drawing.



  14. I think they're still offering a free Deeanne Gist Kindle book on --go and check if your interested. I love Deeanne Gist's books! Thank you so much for the chance to win --"Love on the Line" sounds so great!


  15. I would love to be entered in this giveaway! Thanks so much!


  16. This sounds like a fun read. Great when a book makes you chuckle to yourself as your read. Can you please enter my name in the draw.

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  17. count me in! This looks like a very entertaining read in the true Gist style! Thanks for the opportunity :)

    amanda38401 at gmail dot com

  18. I love all of DeeAnne Gist's books I have read so far......