Hello! Here is the promised review for Line by Line!
This one was all of the gloreous five stars.
This book is 100% a romantic historical fiction. The story is a spinsters telegraph operator and… reminds me basically of a office drama, only set in a historical fiction, without an annoying cliche garbage. It’s all clean for ages 16 and up, and only that because I still stand strong with my standards of not recommending romance anything to girls younger than 16.
There are books you read, and you say “Wow, that was a good book! I really enjoyed it!” And then there are books where you feel that way about individual chapters. In this book, I enjoyed ever single paragraph. I had such a good time and I laughed so many times reading this book.
Line by Line was so much fun!
So the characters were so much fun. Alice was a bundle of hilarious nerves. I loved the way her brain worked, the way she processed things. I loved the way that the author described her falling for Douglas and how everything fell into place. Oh she denied it only once, but as an independent spinsters she sure fell for him pretty fast!
And still! It was not too fast. I felt like it was executed so well. The pacing was immaculate. The way that Douglas and Alice interacted was just so so satisfying and hilarious.
Douglas was a splendid gentlemen. I love the way he handled Alice’s independence. It was appropriate for the time in history, but also he earned so much respect from my by appreciating her skill and personality, and THEN bringing up the fact that Alice was gorgeous. That was really a great thing to read, especially in something that was traditionally published. If you’ve followed me a lot before, you know that I am a big indie-published supporter! I love the individuality that comes with it. This book stood up to and met that standard.
If you enjoy historical fiction with some good clean romance, this one comes with a high recommendation! Beware, you will lose your heart to Douglas. At least, I did. XD
See you soon!
I received a complimentary copy of this book, a positive review was not required. All words in this review are my own! You can purchase your own copy here on Amazon, or add it to your Goodreads to-read list!