Deeanne Gist is a wonderful author and her latest book, Love on the Line, is about an unmarried woman, Georgie Gail. It was virtually unheard of for a woman to have a job, much less a single woman, but Georgie Gail is no ordinary woman. She is to be the new telephone operator for a small town in Texas. The story begins as she is on her way to the small town for her new job and the train she is riding in happens to get robbed by the famous Frank Comer. Frank is loved by the people because they view him as a type of "Robin Hood" but the lawmen want to catch him because he is stealing from others.
Lucious Landrum, the Texas Ranger, is perceived as arrogant and cocky. Plus he has a funny name. He has one goal: to catch Frank and put him in jail. Since Frank has evaded being caught, Lucious changes his name to Luke Palmer and goes undercover to try to catch this criminal. He ends up in the same small town as Georgie because his undercover job is to repair downed lines, sell more phone services, and do the accounts and as I said before, she's the new telephone operator. The end up working in the same office in close proximity to each other.
Georgie and Luke end up falling in love and realizing the true identity of Frank Comer. But, will Georgie still love Luke when she finds out he is really Lucious Landrum, the obnoxious Texas Ranger who cares more about his appearance and his two guns than he cares for others? You'll have to read to find out.
This is a good historical fiction book.
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