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.
It’s nice to be back in Harper’s Station. We still get a chance to see several old friends here, but the focus is now on a minor character from the first book: Grace Mallory. Heart on the Line starts with a bang and doesn’t let up until the end.
I loved the characters. Amos was a sweet guy, and Grace just the right amount of both sweet and sassy. I had an easy time figuring out the villain, as well as the mystery man found in the wood. Even so, it was a hard book to put down, and I hope we get to see more stories in this unique little western town.
My Rating: Five Flames
Blood/violence: some blood, kidnappings, beating and abuse, murder / attempted murder, and a shootout.
Happy Reading y’all!