Sunday, May 31, 2020

Line by LIne

 Line by Line (Love Along the Wires, #1)

 Line by Line by Jennifer Delamere is a story that will take you back in time. Before the internet and telephone, telegraphy was the means of communication across the globe. Jennifer makes a compelling story about how, not only communication was at the height of industry, but how women were addressed as being intellectually inferior.

Alice McNeil is an independent young woman, who does not feel that she needs a man to complete her life. Her goals as a telegraphist finds her matched with a surly co-worker, who makes nothing but trouble for her.  Douglas Shaw pulls himself out of poverty, determined to marry into high society. He and Alice form a friendship, but their growing bond leads them to decisions that change their lives. When the surly co-worker sets Alice up with lies, Douglas sets out to discover the truth. In doing so, he finds out more than he imagined.

The author had done a wonderful job of research which makes the story come alive with how things were in the past. I found the reference to the Spinster book very funny. As the author states at the end there was such a book written in 1901. 

I received a complimentary ebook copy from the publisher, through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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