Line by Line by Jennifer Delamere is the first book in her Love Among the Wires series. It follows career telegrapher Alice McNeil as she navigates a new job, including one incredibly handsome man and one incredibly rude one.
As a woman in the 1880s, Alice chooses her job over a family. Despite the pressure to marry, to have a man take care of her, she is determined to exercise her independence. When she’s accused of sabotaging the company she works for, all those dreams come crashing down.
Douglas Shaw is on his way up. He already excels at his job, which opens the door to higher society. A marriage match that would help his company and his own business prospects is next on his list of accomplishments. When his boss hires a new telegrapher, a woman, his plans are undermined by his own crazy heart.
I thoroughly enjoyed Line by Line. I hadn’t read a book by Jennifer Delamere before, but I definitely will again. Alice was a wonderfully complex character. I especially liked how she didn’t seek out a man to save her, but determined to find her own way, whether love had a part to play or not. And the ending was incredibly satisfying.
Now I’m looking forward to discovering who the next book in the series is about. I’ll definitely be adding the title to my to-be-read list when it comes out.
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