Friday, July 14, 2017

Heart on the Line

GIVEAWAY
WITEMEYER, KAREN
HEART ON THE LINE

A Ladies of Harper's Station Novel

When Danger Arrives, it's more than just her heart on the line

Grace Mallory is tired of hiding. She hungers for a normal life, perhaps even a suitor like two of her friends in Harper's Station have found. But when the man she believes responsible for her father's death discovers her whereabouts, survival takes priority.

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 fellow telegrapher, the mysterious Miss G, has been the ideal companion. For months, their friendship -- dare he believe, courtship? -- over the wire has fed his hope that he has finally found the woman God intends for him. However, when he intercepts an ominous message and discovers her life is in peril, Amos must shed the cocoon of his quiet nature to become the hero Grace requires.

My Review:

Witemeyer has a flair for romantic comedy and it really shines in this novel. The kind of story that induces grins and giggles while a reader basks in the warm glow of all that humour and romance.

Speaking of which..Amos Bledsoe!!!! An unconventional hero. Tall and lanky. A bespectacled telegraph operator who prefers bicycles to horses. A man of intellect, not action...unless the woman he loves is in danger! And the fact that Grace and Amos begin their romance courtesy of the telegraph wires! Online dating in the 1890s -- so much fun!!!!

I love the mix of Historical and Suspense so the danger and intrigue upped my reading pleasure to euphoric levels. :-) Amos comes charging to the rescue on an unusual steed which results in a huge mix-up that can only be sorted out by Morse Code (of course!) Honestly, the way this story is put together is sheer brilliance.

Grace and Amos match wits and intellect to bring resolution to Grace's desperate dilemma as a sinister villain closes in on them. Page-turning stuff of the highest caliber.

An abundance of love, laughter and danger combine to make this an exciting addition to the Ladies of Harper's Station novel. (And there's even a bonus secondary romance to swoon over!)

Please note: Heart on the Line can be read as a standalone novel, though you'll want to read the first book in the series, No Other Will Do, because it's sooo good. And the author has two Ladies of Harper's Station novellas as well.

Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Heart on the Line, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to your comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it`s easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 16 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

64 comments:

  1. I love Karen and I love her books. Keeping my fingers crossed!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. What's not to love, right? Good luck, Melanie.

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  2. If I had my choice of which book I REALLY wanted to win this week....this is it!! Just so you know ;-)
    I love Karen's writing, her wit and humor shine and the banter between her characters just ramps up the hilarity. As for the unconventional hero angle, I think novels need more of them :-) Just because he's not a pretty face per say, doesn't mean he can't be swoony in other ways, eh? *Wink* I think you review is just as good as what this book sounds like. You bet I'll be reading BOTH of them eventually even if I don't win this one ;-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Now, did I see he wasn't a pretty face? Swoon. There's some memes going around depicting what he looks like. Double swoon. And I love the spectacle angle too. You'll love Amos when you meet him, Trixi. Good luck.

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    2. I didn't necessarily mean Amos in my comment, I meant in general a hero doesn't always have to be a pretty face or all brawn. The world needs more average looking heroes or those most people would overlook. I'd love to read more of these type characters in books (both hero and heroine).

      I've seen the meme you're talking about (on Karen's website). Swoony for sure, that smoky look in his beautiful brown eyes...wow! The hair flopping on his forehead you just want to brush back into place.....whew! Reminds me of the Clark Kent/ Superman persona :-)

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  3. Oh how I would love to win this book. Karen is a great author but I haven't had a chance to read may of her books. I always love the covers of her books too.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. This one is exceptional, Cindy. Hope you get to read it (and more of Karen's books) soon. Good luck!

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  4. I've not yet had the pleasure of reading Karen's books. KAV, thank you for the great review and the chance.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oooohhhh -- you must try one soon, Caryl. Good luck.

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  5. Would love to read this one. Thanks for the opportunity.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome, Mindy. Good luck!

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  6. I have heard so much about this book. It sounds so good!

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    1. Would love to be entered in the giveaway. visionwriter2 at gmail dot com.

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    2. You're entered, Amber. Good luck!

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  7. This sounds fabulous and I love Karen's stories! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. You know that you're in for a rollicking good read when you pick up a Karen Witemeyer book. Good luck, Susan.

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  8. What a fun sounding wire read! Would like to win this story. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    1. Ooops, ~ lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    2. I suppose we're lucky it wasn't written in Morse Code. LOL Good luck, Kathleen.

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  9. OH YES! Love Karen's books and I have read the first one in this series with "Heart On The Line" on my wish list. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren@aol.com

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    1. You'll enjoy journeying back to Haroer's Station, Wendy. The aunts are still a hoot. Good luck.

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  10. Thanks for this chance to win this one. Sounds like an interesting read. becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. You're welcome, Becky. Good luck.

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  11. Telegraph as means to get acquainted - definitely an interesting and unusual premise to begin a story. I always enjoy her books, having read nearly all of her releases. Thanks! dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. Isn't it clever?! And she works it so well. Good luck, CC.

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  12. Sounds really neat. Thanks for sharing with us.
    iamabho (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  13. Squeeee......I think this is the best book I've read this year.....fantastic! Your winner is in for a TREAT!

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    1. Squeeeee right back at you, Jackie. LOL With a happy reader's jig thrown in -- it's that good.

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  14. I love Karen's books! From all of the reviews I've seen of this one, it is an awesome book! I can hardly wait to read it. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. It has awesome reviews, doesn't it? Easy to understand why once you've read the book. Good luck, Donna.

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  15. I just picked up her book Full Steam Ahead recently. I love the humor in her books!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I adore her humour too. I always chuckle my way through her books. Good luck, Patty.

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  16. I love her sense of humor in Karen's books. I'll bet she is a fun person to be around! Karen's books are a must read for sure!

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. LOL -- yeah, I wonder what it's like to live with her while she's writing? Crazed laughter wafting out of her office? Do her kids just roll their eyes and ignore her? That would make for a great blog interview. Good luck, Deanne.

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  17. This is one I really really want to win. Thanks Kav! paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  18. oh I would really like to read this. written it down on my to read list.
    quilting DASH lady AT Comcast DOT com

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    1. It's a must read, I think. Good luck, Lori.

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  19. There goes my TBR list...growing longer by leaps and bounds with these books which sound utterly delightful! Thanks for your enthusiasm for reading and writing reviews, Kav. They take a lot of work and I really appreciate your efforts.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Ah, you're welcome, Diane. I love sharing my love of reading and I love all the recommendations I get from everyone on this blog. Like you, my TBR list keeps on growing and I don't mind one bit. Good luck, Diane.

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  20. Romantic comedy is always fun to read!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Isn't it though? And Karen Witemeyer is one of the best at writing it. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  21. She sounds like an amazing author! I looked up her books and they have excellent ratings. This series sounds like it is right up my alley. I have never read a historical romantic comedy before. I would love to win and read "Heart on the Line".
    Thank you
    eeyore722(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh, you definitely have to get your hands on some of her books, Cindy. Good luck.

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  22. I'm a big fan of Karen's books and have read all of them. I think Heart on the Line is her best yet. It is delightful. No need to enter me in the giveaway since I have the book.

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    1. I enjoyed so many aspects of this story. And love the town and the crazy eccentric aunts. Looking forward to visiting Harper's Station again. Thanks for sharing, Pam.

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  23. I love this cover. Her books are so enjoyable. Thank you.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. It's an attractive cover, isn't it? Invites you right in. Good luck, Lucy.

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  24. I haven't read any of this series. Sounds good!
    Dianna (dedezoomsalot at yahoo dot com)

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    1. It's fabulous, Dianna. Good luck!

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  25. I've been wanting this book!
    Elly -Indiana-

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  26. I really like the understated hero here. I'm reading A Tailor-Made Bride right now and Karen has already had me giggling. :) Thanks for the review and the giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. Her books are such fun reads. Good luck, Loraine.

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  27. This sounds really good! :)
    smincer10(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It really is. Good luck, Susanne.

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  28. Sounds like another good book from karen. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  29. I own nearly every one of Karen's books either in digital or paperback, so reading this book is a given. BUT, I wasn't nearly as excited until after reading your review and the enthusiastic reader comments. Between you, Trixi and Jackie Smith, my RAE is in need of some serious medical treatment. Reminder: RAE (reader anticipation euphoria) tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Bwahahahaha! I love that term -- so official with its own acronym and all. Good luck, Terrill.

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  30. I love that cover and the heroine's occupation. A hero who wears spectacles and isn't muscled and tough-man? Yes, please. We need more heroes like that in Christian fiction. After all we meet more of those kinds of heroes in real life.

    nina4sm at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes -- he's an altogether grand hero. Good luck, Sylvia.

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