June 23, 2017

Lone Star Book Blog Tours : Heart On The Line by Karen Witemeyer

HEART ON THE LINE
Ladies of Harper's Station #2
by
Karen Witemeyer

  Genre: Christian / Historical / Frontier Romance
Publisher: Bethany House
Date of Publication: June 6, 2017
Number of Pages: 336

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Grace Mallory is tired of hiding. She hungers for a normal life, perhaps even a suitor like two of her friends in Harper's Station have found. But when the man she believes responsible for her father's death discovers her whereabouts, survival takes priority.
Amos Bledsoe prefers bicycles to horses and private conversations over the telegraph wire to social gatherings with young ladies who see him as nothing more than an oddity. His fellow telegrapher, the mysterious Miss G, has been the ideal companion. For months, their friendship—dare he believe, courtship?—over the wire has fed his hope that he has finally found the woman God intends for him. However, when he intercepts an ominous message and discovers her life is in peril, Amos must shed the cocoon of his quiet nature to become the hero Grace requires.






PRAISE FOR HEART ON THE LINE:

“Witemeyer blends history, suspense, and romance with touches of humor. Women will enjoy this story that proves heroes come in unexpected shapes and sizes and not always on a white charger.”Christian Market

“Online dating meets 1890s Texas in this charming, spiritually deep, laugh-out-loud funny romance!”—reader review on Goodreads

 PURCHASE LINKS:
LIFEWAY   BARNES & NOBLE


Excerpt from Heart on the Line

by Karen Witemeyer


“Bicycles are quite safe, I assure you,” Amos countered, determined to continue on the path of higher ground. “Even young women ride them. They’re quite the rage back east. Haven’t you seen the pictures in Harper’s Bazar?” All right, so perhaps he’d hit a divot in his higher-ground travels. He couldn’t resist prodding her a little. “My sister said a bicycle costume from Paris was featured on Harper’s cover back in April.” He nodded toward the dressmaker’s shop. “I’m sure if you haven’t seen it, Mrs. Ludlow could let you peruse her copy.”

He’d never thought it would come in handy to have a sister dedicated to keeping up with the latest fashion trends, but seeing Harriet Dexter flounder for a reply suddenly made all the dull evenings spent in Mother’s parlor, listening to female dither about fabric and patterns, well worth the torture.

“Really, Amos!” Harriet sputtered. “How vulgar you are to speak of . . . of split skirts and . . . bloomers in mixed company. Why, I’m appalled. Simply appalled.” She sniffed and immediately set off down the boardwalk in the opposite direction. “Come, girls. I see a gentleman more worthy of our time. Oh, Roy!”

She waved, and a cowboy standing outside Yeidel’s Beer Hall touched the brim of his hat. Right before spitting a juicy wad of tobacco over the railing to mix with the mud of the street.

Definitely a fine specimen of gentleman-hood. How could Amos possibly hope to compete?

Taking refuge in mental sarcasm usually removed the worst of rejection’s sting, but a prick or two remained. It always did. Even after years of practice.

Amos shrugged and remounted his bicycle. He pedaled with more vigor than usual, eager to increase the distance between himself and his latest female failure. Today’s episode shouldn’t bother him. After all, it wasn’t as if he wanted Harriet Dexter’s attention. The woman was a shrew of the first order. It was a matter of pride, he supposed. No one liked to be perceived as 
lacking. Or constantly passed over in favor of a version of manhood he’d never achieve.


 


Winner of the HOLT Medallion and the Carol Award and a finalist for the RITA and Christy Award, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance to give the world more happily-ever-afters. Karen makes her home in Texas, with her husband and three children. 


















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Grand Prize:

1 WINNER: ALL FOUR OF BETHANY HOUSE’S JUNE HISTORICAL RELEASES, including Heart on the Line

June 23-July 2, 2017
(U.S. Only)


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Promo
6/25
Review
6/26
Guest Post 1
6/27
Review
6/28
Excerpt 2
6/29
Guest Post 2
6/30
Review
7/01
Promo
7/02
Review


   
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8 comments:

  1. I love this premise and that they fall in love over the telegraph! There is no label for a book that makes it a must-read. If a book has a great cover & title, and I read an engaging excerpt -- I'll give anything a try. Thanks for sharing this book.

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  2. I love books with a good sense of humor and Karen's always hits the spot! I also enjoy mystery and suspense. I want to win this book so badly! :-) I read the first book in the series already! can't wait to win this one. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  3. I love Heart on the Line, Karen writes amazing books! And I'm not the only one, at this moment my dad, grandfather, grandmother and my best friend are all reading Karen Witemeyer books :) What made me preorder this book is the mention of a nerdy guy in rural Texas. Totally my type!

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  4. I almost always love the genre Karen writes in. Historical American Western. Historical (most anywhere/anytime period) with a romantic element is my favorite.

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  5. I absolutely love Witemeyer novels. They are always a go-to for me. I can't wait tto read this latest book.

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  6. I am a fan of historical fiction and christian fiction. I am a book junkie!
    CherylB1987 AT hotmail DOT com

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  7. Historical Mail Order Bride is always a go-to for me.

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  8. Hmmm, must read... Well, it depends on different things, but a Karen Witemeyer would definitely be a MUST-READ!!!

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