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In the small town of Colden, Massachusetts, Libby Sawyer leads a quiet, predictable life. Yet beneath the surface, she is haunted by a secret.
Newly arrived on American shores, Michael Dobrescu is far from predictable, and his arrival to Colden is anything but quiet. Michael's shocking claim to be the rightful owner of Libby's father's house immediately alienates him from the appalled citizens of Colden.
Despite her own outrage, Libby is unwittingly fascinated by this enigmatic man who seems equally intrigued by her. As the court's decision about the house looms, and the layers of mystery surrounding Michael's past are unveiled, Libby's loyalties are tested in ways she never imagined.
At first I wasn't sure about this book, the back was ok, the cover is gorgeous, but I didn't know of the author. So I was hesitant at first. Once I was introduced to the characters of Winslow Street, I slowly became attached :) . Michael is Romanian, along with his 2 men, 2 sons, and his sister. They have just arrived from a warring Romania, where they long to leave behind tragic happenings. Only to come to American and have to 'fight' for the house that rightfully belongs to them.
Libby has grown up in the house on Winslow street all of her life, and have been told about how her father fixed the house up with his own two hands. Her father purchased it, when it was in shambles in Michael's relative had died. She is furious with this 'Gypsy' taking over her house and everything she holds dear. But despite her misgivings, she still decides to befriend them. She brings them food, and most importantly companionship....Only things is, she may have given more than she bargain for...Or Michael had ever thought possible.
But will these two find love and friendship even with the court decision coming? Will they be able to over look it? I personally really liked the book, and would recommend it, The only thing would be, there is a scene from Romania, about what happened to Michael's sister, that you may want to be forewarned about. Other than this, it is a good book!

To the FTC and whomever else it may concern, I received this book Bethany House Publishing. In return, I have promised to review the book but have been given the freedom by Bethany House to give my honest opinions whether they be positive or negative.


Love on the Line By Deeanne Gist

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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 Georgia in peril, he realizes more than his job is on the line.


I always enjoy Mrs. Gist's books, and Love on the Line is no different. I couldn't put it down (well I did here and there so that I could get my research paper done for college :) it was a wonderful break to my stressful schedule of classes and work. Georgia Gail was the kind of woman that in the early 1900's all wished they could become . . . but were to scared to try. At the age of 20 (considered an old maid) Georiga had her own home, own income, and a 'freedom' that most of the women dreamed of. As is true with any woman though, that didn't mean she never thought of having a family of her own.

Luke Palmer (really Lucious Landrum) was a telephone repair man/marketor. He was supposed to come to town, fix the existing telephone lines and then convice the farms that didn't have service, to get a phone. There was one hitch . . . Lucious really didn't like telephones.

When Luke comes into town, he steps off on the wrong foot all around. He's doesn't exactly portray himself as friendly...especially to his most valuable help...Georgie Gail the telephone operator. He waltzes in demanding to taking over, and claiming everything as his. And Georgie just gives as good as she gets! They eventually learn to get along...but maybe they take it too far?

I recommend this book, it's fun, full of 'danger', and of course Love ;) if you have a free day, just go sit outside with some Sweet Tea and enjoy this book under the sun!
To the FTC and whomever else it may concern, I received this book from a friend. In return, I have promised to enjoy the book, and just thought I would share it with my followers. I was not contacted by the author in anyway.

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