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Line by Line (Love Along the Wires #1) by Jennifer Delamere {Book Review}

 **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

Alice McNeil resolved at a young age to travel through life unencumbered by love or marriage, free to make her own decisions. A seasoned telegrapher, she's recently acquired a coveted position at an important trading firm, but when the company's ambitious junior director returns to London, things begin to change in ways Alice could never have imagined.

For Douglas Shaw, years of hard work and ingenuity enabled him to escape a life of grinding poverty. He's also determined to marry into high society--a step that will ensure he never returns to the conditions of his past.

He and Alice form a friendly relationship based on mutual respect, but anything deeper is not in their plans. However, when Alice accidentally raises the ire of a jealous and vindictive coworker who's intent on ruining her life, Alice and Douglas are forced to confront what is truly important in their lives. Will their growing bond give them the courage to risk finding a better way?

Jennifer Delamere's acclaimed Victorian romances have been finalists in the RITA awards and have received a Maggie Award for Excellence. She's been an editor of nonfiction and educational materials for nearly two decades and lives in North Carolina with her husband. Visit her at www.jenniferdelamere.com. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Looking for your next historical read? Line by Line is a good one to check out! This is the first book in Jennifer Delamere's new series Love Along the Wires. I believe this was also the first book that I had personally read by the author as well. What better way to start than with a new series, right? 

In Line by Line, we meet Alice who works as a telegrapher. I must admit, I was a bit fascinated about this topic as it's been one that played small roles in other historical reads that I've read recently, so that idea certainly drew me into the story to start with. The story itself kept me there. It was a good read with fun characters I enjoyed getting to know (and hope to catch up with more in future books). When Alice meets fellow telegrapher Douglas, neither is really looking for a relationship with the other... and yet romance blooms. 

Overall, this was a sweet read--- a good blend of romance, history and some humor too! Fans of historical romance are sure to enjoy it! I look forward to more from this author in the future. 


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