Book Review: Holding the Line

Book Review: Holding the Line

About the Book:

Can she find the strength to heal the wounds of her past–and open her heart again?

A widow at just thirty years of age, Rose Finlay is determined to put all ideas of marriage and family behind her and pursue an independent life. But when she notices a young woman about to be led astray by a roguish aristocrat, bitter memories from her past arise, and she feels compelled to intervene. The unintended consequences of her efforts will ultimately force Rose to reexamine her life in a new light.

As the guardian of his two widowed sisters’ financial and domestic affairs, John Milburn carries heavy responsibilities for a single man. But he’s faced with his biggest challenge when his headstrong niece falls prey to the attentions of a powerful man who could ruin both her and her family.

When Rose and John join forces to protect his niece, they put everything they hold dear–including their growing attraction–in jeopardy.

My Thoughts:

Holding the Line is the third book in the Love Along the Wires series. While it can absolutely stand alone, you will get to know all the characters better if you start at the beginning of the series.

Of the three books, this one was my favorite. Perhaps it was the opening lines that I could relate to so well.

“There wasn’t too much in life that seriously chafed Rose Finlay,

unless it was someone trying to overlay their brand of happiness onto hers.”

Rose’s story is one of overcoming. While the books in this series are all about love and romance, Rose’s story is just as much about living with loss without letting it steal your compassion or your joy. In book one, Alice’s story is about love and independence. In book two, Emma’s story is about love and romantic perceptions. And in this third novel, Rose walks through a journey of translating pain into becoming a blessing and finding that maybe there is still joy to be found on the other side of injustice and betrayal.

This series is easy reading, with a dash of challenge and a lot of happily ever after.

I received a free digital copy of this novel and in exchange am offering my honest opinion.