Book Review

Line By Line by Jennifer Delamere

This is not the first time I’ve read Jennifer Delamere’s books, so when I saw this beauty, I was keen to read it. Here’s my review:


Line by Line is the first in the Love Along The Wires series by Delamere. The story is about Alice McNiel, a telegrapher and her journey to find her own unique and independent way and purpose in life while being thoroughly distracted by Mr. Douglas Shaw. This is a delightful look at the role men and women play in the workplace, this one is set in Victorian England, and with the guidance of a special book found in a bookshop, all sorts of repercussions take place because of the advice offered in those pages. I found Mr. Shaw thoroughly delightful, especially when he is challenged by Mr. Carnegie about his ambition and motives. Line by Line allowed an informative peek into the technology of the day before telephones were all the rage. Who knew how important typewriters would become? I enjoyed that historical aspect of the book very much. Alice and her friends had me entertained late into the night and I thoroughly enjoyed this historical romance.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.




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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


Jennifer Delamere writes tales of the past…and new beginnings. Her novels have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America RITA® award finalist, a starred review from Publishers Weekly, and the Maggie Award for Excellence from Georgia Romance Writers. Jennifer holds a B.A. in English from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she became fluent in French and developed an abiding passion for winter sports. She’s been an editor of nonfiction and educational materials for two decades. She loves reading classics and histories, which she mines for the vivid details to bring to life the people and places in her books.

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Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and The Word Guild. She is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep released, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.

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Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.