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?
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Delamere pulls you in with barely the first line.
From the first page, I was attached to Alice, she is not the usual heroine. Neither too feminine nor too much of a feminist, I was thrilled to follow along as the story progressed.
Douglas is a hero who I liked from the first as well, you can see instantly that he is not perfect and yet he is not a hero that you are disappointed in.
With a smart writing style that is as alluring as the plot is, “Line by Line” had me eagerly turning every page until I reached the end on a new favorite historical romance.
Note, there is a slight villain and he is something of a creep but he does not take over the story in any way that made me uncomfortable.
I voluntarily received and reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
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