I loved this book! It had history, adventure, romance... I found it interesting how the main characters were very vulnerable sexually. They noticed things about each other, and the author wasn't afraid to mention those. My only disappointment was that there wasn't a lot about God in there. I consider it a christian book, but they didn't mention God much, and certainly didn't share any spiritual lessons or spiritual growth they were going through. I found that rather disappointing. It would have been nice to see how they dealt with their sexual attractions to each other in light of their faith. We could all use a good example of that. But otherwise, it was a fantastic book. I had a hard time putting it down, and even stole minutes from my lunch breaks to read. It always made me want more, to know what happens next.
Deeanne Gist is in my top three of favorite authors. I have loved each and every book of hers that I have read. Including this one. The first paragraph had my attention and kept me reading.
I have never read a book where someone is so into birds which made this story kind of silly yet set it apart from all the rest. Add to that a switchboard operator as well and you have a unique mix in a character.
What lady doesn't want to read about a Texas Ranger?! I admit, I enjoyed Luke Palmer's story. What a twist at the end of the story that I hadn't guessed until over half way through the book. My guess was correct though I won't mention what about. You'll have to grab a copy and see for yourself.
What I loved about the story is the strength of Georgie and Luke's unwavering faith. They totally trust that God is in control, and that He will take care of all that is going on. This was refreshing because there is normally one person who has doubts.
I've loved several of Dee's past books and flew through the stories quickly, but Love on the Line fell flat for me. I was never quite sure what year the book was set in, though Texas came alive for me. It dragged on and I forced myself to finish reading to the end. I felt like we knew more about the birds Georgie loved so much then we did about Georgie herself. Actually, Georgie's obsession with the birds was kind of weird. Thanks to Georgie and Luke stealing lots of kisses and staring at each other constantly, their romance was based on physical attraction, without much depth. Faith was very scarce in this book too, especially compared to some of Dee's other books. The history included in the book was well researched, but that's expected for Deeanne's stories, and it felt like some history was dropped in here, dropped in there, instead of woven in as well as Deeanne usually does. Overall, this was on okay book, but Deeanne's written much better books prior to Love on the Line.
This was not my favorite Deeanne Gist book. The author seemed to focus on the use of birds in fashion and this seemed to overshadow the mail plot and characters. I did love that Luke the Texas ranger was undercover lineman. And I did enjoy the ending, but for me this book just wasn't up to the authors usual standards.