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


Gist does it again with a superb cast of characters. She is a master at weaving together her trademark independent heroine, entertaining action based on historical events and love that melts your heart. Her latest project [Love on the Line] will certainly keep her fans longing for more.
RT Book Reviews gives Four Stars * * **
Love on the Line charmed me from beginning to end. The story’s authentic setting brings the entire town into the novel via the telephone “party line” and weaves breath-holding high tension and laugh-out-loud moments throughout the tale. However, what impressed me most about Gist’s novel was her ability to create flesh-and-blood characters — real and believable people — from mere words and imagination.
Quintessentially Quilly, Charlene Quilly
Deeanne Gist is one of my favorite Christian historical fiction authors. I find her characters so fun, sassy and down to earth.
Thoughts on Books, Cathy
A good blend of drama, action, humor, and suspense kept the pages turning
Daysong Reflections
In many novels I find that while the heroine is an open book, the hero remains a mystery till the very end. Here I felt that at the end of the novel I knew the hero as well as the heroine ... This is a truly good love story.
All About Romance, Maggie Boyd
A fast-paced, humorous...story, Love on the Line is the perfect historical romance to curl up with on a long weekend.
— Historical Novels Review, Marie Burton
The characters are imaginative and likeable, while the plot keeps the pages turning.
— CBA Retailers Magazine, Kelsey Shade
Georgie and Luke are all you’ve come to expect with a Deeanne Gist book—characters with a Hepburn-Tracy appeal. If you’re too young to understand that, just know you’ll love a quirky, headstrong heroine and virile, no-nonsense hero.
Inkwell Inspirations, Debra E. Marvin
Looking for a wonderfully entertaining historical romance that you won’t want to put down? Say ‘hello’ to Love on the Line!
Seasons of Humility, Amber Stokes
[Gist] always finds a way to bring new, fresh twists to stories of days gone by… you’ll enjoy this offering from a master storyteller!
Inspirational Fiction for the Heart and Soul, Jennifer AlLee
Oh baby! What a story … When you pick up a book by Deeanne Gist you know you are in for a rollicking good time.
— Stuff & Nonsense II, Anne Payne
Rating “Up All Night’er” - “Great, totally fun story, and awesome characters. ... I loved the twists. ... The romance is great—how could it not be? I mean, this is a Gist book we’re talking about!
The Historical Christian Romance Review, Amber Perry
There were moments I wanted to laugh out loud … There were moments my heart squeezed from the tension ... There were moments my heart ached for them both ... And other moments I wanted to sigh from the tenderness ... Love on the Line will definitely not disappoint. Fabulous & fun story!
— Life Sprinkled with Fiction, Pepper Basham
A heartwarming and wonderfully fun love story...
Reviews from the Heart, 5 out of 5 stars
Personally? I wouldn’t give two bits for a truck full of ladies’ romance novels. It’s always the same thing... But then came Love on the Line, by Deeanne Gist. This is my first reading of this author, and it won’t be the last…
The Well-Dressed Branch, Jim Thompson
Deeanne has a gift for sassy, smart women who know how to be strong and soft at the same time…A romance worth reading because it has sparks.
Projecting A, April Erwin
[Deeanne Gist’s] characters are always well rounded, intriguing, witty and brave, her plot lines are unpredictable and final pages always leave you wanting more.
A Literary Labour of Love, Nastassja
[Deeanne Gist] has a way of pulling her readers into the story from the first page…
Once Upon A Romance, Trudy Smith