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More like 4.5 stars.

One of the things I adore about Gist's books is the fact that I always learn something about history while enjoying the story. This novel was no different. I learned more about bird watching, the style of hats in the days when it was fashionable to wear hats with bird parts, The Plummage League, and telephone operating than I ever thought possible. And it was all very interesting, too. As is typical with Gist's books, there was great chemistry between the hero and heroine. I
In the first scene I immediately took a liking to Georgie and her personality and was not overly fond of Luke, but then as the chapters next progressed with Georgie back in her own environment and Luke Palmer riding into town as the new Telephone Troubleman I was reversed in my feelings and loved Luke, but found Georgie a bit frustrating. It took me a long while longer to get back to enjoying this book as there was a good portion of it where I was bored and annoyed by the birds topic that was ne ...more
Cara Putman
I loved this story. Deeanne does what she does best...bringing characters to life in a fascinating setting. I had no idea real birds were used on clothing. I loved the way that became a backdrop for the story. And the conflict should have kept the hero and heroine apart. I did anticipate a twist, but not as early as I could have and it only made the pages fly faster as I tried to figure out how the author would incorporate that into the story. Another great book from one of my favorite historica ...more
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