10/17/11

"Love On The Line" by Deeanne Gist (Review and Giveaway)

5 STARS!!!!!

ABOUT THE BOOK -  
In 1904 Texas Ranger Luke Palmer arrives in Brenham, Texas, with one goal--to capture the gang of outlaws led by Frank Comer. Undercover as a telephone repairman, he uses his days on the range to search, not realizing there's another pair of eyes watching him.
Georgie Gail, switchboard operator and birder, heads out on a birding expedition, but instead of sighting a painted bunting, her opera glasses capture her telephone man, armed and far away from telephone lines. Palmer is forced to take this alluring troublemaker into his confidence and unwittingly puts her in harm's way. The closer he comes to the gang, the further she works her way into his heart--and into trouble. Soon it's more than just love that's on the line.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - 
Deeanne Gist--known to her family, friends, and fans as Dee--has rocketed up the bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere with her very original, very fun historical & contemporary romances. Add to this three RITA nominations, two consecutive Christy Awards, rave reviews, and a growing loyal fan base, and you've got one recipe for success.
She has a very active online community on her website at IWantHerBook.com and at Facebook.com/DeesCircle.

Link to buy the book - HERE
Love on the Live iPad2 Giveaway and Facebook Party!
Deeanne is thrilled to introduce Georgie and Luke to the word in her latest novel. To celebrate Deeanne's publisher, Bethany House, is hosting the Love on the Line iPad2 giveaway an Author Chat on Facebook! Enter today and follow the link below to RSVP for Deeanne's rip-roarin' Facebook Party!
One fortunate winner will receive:
  • A Brand New iPad2
  • A Signed Copy of Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist
DG iPad CampaignEnter today by clicking one on the icon. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 7th. Winner will be announced at Deeanne’s Author Chat Facebook Party. Deeanne will be wrapping of the Love on the Line celebration by chatting with friends new and old! So grab your copy of Love on the Line (it’s okay if you don’t have one yet- you might could win one!) and join Deeanne on the evening of November 8th for a rip roaring book chat, a little trivia, a sneak peak at her next book, and lots of giveaways (books, and Amazon, iTunes & Starbucks gift certificates)!

Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends. Hope to see you on the 8th!


MY REVIEW -
Well kinda obvious by the 5 star rating - I loved this book! This was my first book by Deeanne Gist, but I am now looking into her other books. The story line just flowed so nicely for me. I found it to be very interesting, intriguing,  sweet, kind of suspenseful, and cute.
I like stories that take place in the late 1800's - early 1900's, so this was perfect! I found the whole telephone operator thing very interesting and very original! The descriptions of the job and "office" were so good I really could get a good picture of what it was like. I loved when Deeanne Gist was telling about the Party Lines and everyone could hear. It really got quite humorous. At one point in the book someone was missing a cow. She called the operator - Georgie, and asked her if she would call around to see if anyone had seen her cow. Georgie then flipped all the switches waited till everyone in town answered their phone and made an announcement about the cow! I could just picture it! Fun stuff! I also like the way Georgie had to play "Voice Mail" LOL, not only did she connect people to each other, she also took messages, delivered them and found people. The whole idea was so cute.
The other part of this book that I loved was that Georgie was an avid bird watcher and protector of birds. How ironic! I, myself am an avid birdwatcher!  So, for me it was also fun to read about the different birds, their mating rituals, bird calls, and nesting habits.
The character development was excellent! I loved Georgie, she was so cute and sweet but also gutsy and independent. I didn't like Luke Palmer, aka Lucious Landrom, at first, but I got to really like him once I got to know him better. I think we are suppose to be unsure of him at first. And then there's Betina - a nine year old tom boy. You can not help but to fall in love with her! I wanted to adopt her.
This book got mixed reviews on Amazon, but I loved it! It was perfect for me, I couldn't find any flaws. It was a very clean book that anyone would enjoy.

MY GIVEAWAY - 
I am giving away my copy of this book.
* Please either comment here or email me at (forevereading at gmail dot com) with your email address!!
* Please be from the US or Canada.
* If you are not a follower, please become one (but not necessary to win).
* Winner will be chosen and announced via random.org on Oct. 23rd.
* Winner will then have 48 hrs to respond with their mailing address before a new winner is chosen.

**Please be aware that I do not have any rules on how many of my contests you enter or how many times you win! So good luck everyone!

Thank you "Litfuse" for sending me this wonderful copy for review!

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15 comments:

  1. Terrific Review! For some reason whenever I think of telephone operators I can't help but to first think of the one from Green Acres. She always made me laugh so!

    I'd like to enter the giveaway!
    gina at hottbooks.com

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  2. Oh this does sound excellent, and I haven't read a lot of books set in this time period. The bit about the telephone operator sounds like a hoot, and it's hard to imagine what living during that time must have been like. I really loved your review and am so glad you loved the book! I would also love to be entered in your giveaway, and thanks for hosting it!

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

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  3. This sounds so cute :) She's a fun writer.
    (not an entry)

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  4. Got to meet Dee at RWA. She's so fun and I love her writing. Nice to read your review.

    Lyndee H
    spooler(at)comcast(dot)net

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  5. She sure isn't anything like Ernestine - Lily Tomlin's character on SNL! Sounds like a nice read on a cold snowy night in MN.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  6. Sounds like a great book! Your review has me sold. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Margaret
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I read one of her books a few years ago and Loved it!! I just saw this one the other day on her Facebook pae and knew I wanted to read it. Fun review!

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  8. Sounds like a fun read! I remember when I was a little girl, we still had a "party line" and needed an operator to make telephone calls. Boy times sure have changed!
    lvsgund at gmail.com

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  9. What a great story, I remember party lines when I was a kid.
    I am a follower and would love to win this book.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  10. Sounds like a great book.
    I remember when I was a little girl we had a party line and had to tell the operator the number we wanted. I still remember my old phone number
    1005M1 I can't remember what I did yesterday but I remember my old phone number. What gives?
    RJB
    loki304(at)tds(dot)net

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  11. I've been wanting to read 'Love on the Line'! Please enter me in the giveaway.

    GFC follower


    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. I still have yet to read a book by Deanne Gist. I did download Maid To Match and look forward to reading it. This book sounds like a great read and Deeanne Gist is soooo nice. I met her this past summer.

    Fabulous giveaway. Thanks!

    ~Kati R
    romancingrakes(at)gmail(dot)com

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

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  14. This sounds like a great book! I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  15. LOVE ON THE LINE by Deeanee Gist is an inspirational historical fiction.I couldn't quite understand the first half of "Love On The Line",but the last half I enjoyed. I enjoyed the romance between Georgie and Luke. What a novel idea,telephone lines,switchboard operators and train robbers,while love is on the line. "Love on the Line" is a good story, with an interesting cast of characters. A good story for anyone who enjoys historical fiction,Americana,Inspirational reads.

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