Girls on the Line is a beautifully written story that revolves around Ruby Wagner, a telephone operator who applied to serve with the US Army Signal Corps as an army telephone operator after the death of her brother, Francis, a soldier with the Eleventh Engineer Regiment.
I enjoyed this book very much and found it hard to put down. The story flowed so well I devoured it in one sitting. I love the characters and admired the strength and courage of the women who enlisted to serve the Signal Corps as telephone operators during WWI. I love how they supported one another. I came away from this book with a smile seeing as everything worked out pretty well for everyone in the end. I warmed up to Ruby’s mother knowing she meant the best for her daughter.
The author’s note at the end of this book is a must-read—It’s obvious that Aimie did a great amount of research in writing Girls on the Line. The book is full of information and details to draw the reader in.
This is my first book by Aimie K. Runyan and she has become one of my favorite historical fiction writers. I look forward to reading more from her. Highly recommended to lovers of historical fiction.
- Pages: 368
- Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (6 November 2018)