Excerpt: "Calling upon nonsubscribers will have to wait until all urgent matters have been completed."
"My orders come from SWT&T, not you." He took a step forward, crowding her. "So, I'd appreciate it if you gave me the list of who has service and who doesn't."
She offered him a patient smile. "You don't seem to understand, Mr. Palmer. We have to take care of the customers we have first; then we can start introducing more."
He held out his hand.
"The list, please," he said.
"Don't you think you'll have a much better chance of drawing in new customers once we have real telephone wire fastened to real telephone poles, instead of common wire tacked onto trees, fences, and anything else which happens to be available? For heaven's sake, some folks are receiving service over barbed wire." Love on the Line, pg 38.
Back Cover: 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 her 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: Deeanne Gist has created a delightful story of two unlikely characters falling in love, while trying to catch the notorious, but extremely popular Comer Gang. Gist's characters are quirky, and engaging. Her plot is full of twist and turns, danger and drama. Sparks fly between the hero and heroine, and the friction eventually starts the fires of love, but can either of them afford to have love on the line? I absolutely loved this story!
My Recommendation: I highly recommend this book to readers of historical fiction and fans of Deeanne Gist.
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