Thursday, October 20, 2011

CFBA: Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist

Song Stuck on the Brain: Footloose by Blake Shelton.

Just saw the new Footloose. Loved it, great dancing and I enjoyed the new music. I came home and downloaded the soundtrak. Check out the remake of "I Need a Hero". Love it.

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing:

Love on the Line

Bethany House (October 1, 2011)


Deeanne Gist


Yay! Another Deeanne Gist novel! I look forward to these coming up for review and anxiously await their arrival in the mail. In addition to always having incredible historical detail (which I love), Deeanne has a gift for sassy, smart women who know how to be strong and soft at the same time. I identify with her characters and so does my sister, Angel.

In fact, about 2 chapters in I was thinking to myself, "Ooo, this man is going to drive Angel right up the wall - and not in a good way." The arrogance, the comments about 'women's work', the attitude. Luke is just the type to get under your skin and make every hair bristle. But I knew that with a little taming, both Luke and Georgie were going to make a beautiful couple. A romance worth reading because it has sparks. :)

I loved the book and I gave it to Angel to read. Next day she said, "I don't know if I can handle this one. I just want to strangle Luke!" I laughed. Told you so. She loved the book too.


Rural switchboard operator Georgie Gail is proud of her independence in a man's world ... which makes it twice as vexing when the telephone company sends a man to look over her shoulder.

Dashing Luke Palmer is more than he appears though. He's a Texas Ranger working undercover to infiltrate a notorious gang of train robbers. Repairing telephones and tangling with this tempestuous woman is the last thing he wants to do. But when his stakeout puts Georgie in peril, he realizes more than his job is on the line.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Love on the Line, go HERE.


After a short career in elementary education, Deeanne Gist retired to raise her four children. Over the course of the next fifteen years, she ran a home accessory and antique business, became a member of the press, wrote freelance journalism for national publications such as People, Parents, Parenting, Family Fun, Houston Chronicle and Orlando Sentinel, and acted as CFO for her husband’s small engineering firm--all from the comforts of home.

Squeezed betwixt-and-between all this, she read romance novels by the truckload and even wrote a couple of her own. While those unpublished manuscripts rested on the shelf, she founded a publishing corporation for the purpose of developing, producing and marketing products that would reinforce family values, teach children responsibility and provide character building activities.

After a few short months of running her publishing company, Gist quickly discovered being a "corporate executive" was not where her gifts and talents lie. In answer to Gist’s fervent prayers, God sent a mainstream publisher to her door who licensed her parenting I Did It!® product line and committed to publish the next generation of her system, thus freeing Gist to return to her writing.

Eight months later, she sold A Bride Most Begrudging to Bethany House Publishers. Since that debut, her very original, very fun romances have rocketed up the bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere. Add to this two consecutive Christy Awards, three RITA nominations, rave reviews, and a growing loyal fan base, and you’ve got one recipe for success.

Her latest releases, Beguiled, Maid To Match, and Love on the Line are now available.

Gist lives in Texas with her husband of twenty-eight years and their border collie. They have four grown children. Click here to find out the most up-to-the-minute news about Dee.

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