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Love on the Line

(Women at Work #1)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  7,254 ratings  ·  41 reviews
In this epic and unique love story set in the wild mountains of West Virginia, a young woman and her unlikely friends find their way through multiple job hazards and terrible working conditions to achieve the unexpected.

Andrea never thought she’d live in a camp trailer or work outdoors in inhospitable climates; but eager to leave the stress and tedium of grad-school behind
Kindle Edition, 362 pages
Published June 14th 2017 by Augustine Press
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Delphine Fox
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a very informative and entertaining book for me. The story of self-discovery, rebuilding lost family connections, and finding love made this story really interesting but the strong, smart woman (Andy) proving herself in a "mans world" and refusing to bow down to pressure, mockery and out right discrimination was the main selling point. Kirsten's passion for this story was palpable and how could you not love a book that is clearly so close to the author’s heart. ...more
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I jumped at the chance to read about a woman working on a pipeline. It's a job I didn't know much about and after reading Ms. Fullmer's story, I have learned that it is a strenuous and nomadic job that is done in extreme conditions.  But to those engineers, welders, pipeliners, equipment operators, etc., who work on a pipeline, it is a fine-tuned process that depends on "everyone doing their job and doing it well".

Andy graduated from college and received an offer from her elusive grandfather Buc
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A new strong heroine and a meaningful romance

Author Kirsten Fullmer has worked in the field of engineering, has been a teacher at the college level, was a freelance consultant, and has an affinity for art. Now retired, she has published ten novels including her six part HOMETOWN SERIES, SUGAR MOUNTAIN, and now, LOVE ON THE LINE.

One kindred spirit in Kirsten’s romance novels is the presence of strong female characters and how they cope with love, life and relationships, as is apparent in her ope
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating story! I really enjoyed this book. It's quite the story, with Andy learning to work on the pipeline with her grandfather, Buck. Back home, she was a pampered daughter, with only her studies to think about. But when she wants to leave with Buck to get to know him, and to do something different, her parents aren't that thrilled with her. As Andy goes through the first days of the pipeline job, she's unprepared for the pure physical labor and the mud and the endless climbing up mountain ...more
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I obtained this free e-book from Amazon and I am voluntarily writing a review. Andrea (Andy) has taken time off from her studies before going to graduate school for communications to go to work with her estranged grandfather on a pipeline for a gas company as his assistant engineer. Never mind she has no experience or no clue about what the job entitles or the conditions she will be working in. She needed something different and she has a chance to get to know her grandfather. Buck is Andy's gra ...more
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Cranky Stars

I never even thought about Pipelining before. Never considered how our natural gas got to our homes or what life must be like for the workers. This story explained everything to me and added really relatable people that I fell in love with. I'm sad that the story ended.

Andy is a greenhorn to the pipeline and the only woman. Working with her grandpa Buck is hard and gruelling but so rewarding. With time she is able to prove her worth and even catch the eye of Rooster.

Rooster has a p
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Andrea - Andy - is a young woman who decides to go work as engineering assistant to her estranged grandfather. Working in a man-dominated environment is hard for her, but she is stubborn and I was impressed with her dedication to succeed. Intense cold and later on heat, mud everywhere, intense labor while she is a small woman. Wow!

Tristan (Rooster) is one of the foremen and is against Andy working at the pipeline. She is too small he deems and the work is too dangerous and physical. He is howev
Sharon Mariampillai
I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

This was an enjoyable read. The story was slow in the beginning, but it picked up as the story. The characters were great. The author made her characters very authentic and real. I felt the struggles that Andrea aka Andy went through as a female engineer in the pipeline business was very interesting. However, the romance between Andy and Rooster was really enjoyable. I felt their connection and it was cute to see how they tried
Diana Hockley
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don't often leave reviews for romance novels, but this one is an exception.

I found the subject matter very interesting and a refreshing change from the usual occupation of the heroine and hero.

The plot was good and lacked the usual pages upon pages of erotic scrambling, which was a relief! Many romance novels nowadays use a weak storyline tacking the sex together.

I do recommend this one, for its novelty value and reasonably practical down-to-earth freshness.
Margo Schneider
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic Read!!!

Was so great to read about a woman learning a difficult trade in a man's world and earning the respect of everyone around her. Plus, the romance woven into the plot was great as well.
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is not my norm when it comes to book but this one when I saw it caught my eye. It is something completely different from what is out there. Andrea aka Andy takes a job with her grandpa that she is estranged from. This is her journey to becoming her own person and maturing into an adult. This book is very descriptive and you feel like you are right there with her on the ROW with the crews observing.
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book turned out to be so much more than a turbulent love story and for me that made the story so much more impactful. I really enjoyed seeing the growth of Andy as a woman and the development of the relationship between Buck, the grandfather, and Andy was very touching. There are so many pieces to the story; Managing a new job in an especially challenging environment, an "office romance" and family drama, make the book really true to life. 5 stars for an entertaining and relatable book! ...more
Mary Ann
Powerful family dynamics create an amazing backdrop for this story to develop. The detail of what this profession, pipe line builders, was quite impressive to this uninformed reader. The story could also be labeled a coming of age .
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Andy is taking time off from Grad school to go work with her Grandpa Buck in West Virginia, and she is going to be his engineering assistant on a pipeline. Her parents aren’t too thrilled, especially her mother that continues to hold a grudge against Buck over his going to work on a pipeline years ago. Even worse is the reception Andy gets from all of the other pipeline workers, which are all men. Either ignored or the butt of immature comments and jokes, Andy presses on with the hardest job she ...more
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"You're a long way from Kansas, Dorothy..."

Andrea (Andy) has led a protected life in Kansas with her parents and younger sister. She has a degree in Communications but is looking for something else out of life.

She decides she wants to spend some time with her grandfather Buck, an engineer just starting to work on installing a natural gas pipeline in the hills of West Virginia. Her mother has never had anything good to say about her grandfather but Andy wants to get to know him herself and make h
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent informative writing

This romance is so much more than it seems.

Love on the line was my introduction to the work by Kristen Fullmer and I quite enjoyed it. I was never curious about pipelining but this story gave such detailed insight. Hats off to these men and women who work in this field, daily throughout the many seasons in the year.

Andy, a young girl trying to find herself, decides to work with her maternal grandfather, Buck, learning his engineering work with pipelining. Andy has
Paula  DeMontmollin
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Could not put it down!

From the unique setting of pipeline construction to great character development , this definitely rates 5 stars. I know pipelines (my husband has been on more than a few) even though I've not worked on any I've heard many, many, many conversations and stories - enough to understand the jargon. I loved the main character who is a strong smart woman. There are several well fleshed out characters including her grandfather, Nick, and Rooster. If you were looking for something d
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Read my full review HERE

What really intrigued me in the first place was the fact that this book features a woman who works in a male-dominated workplace. I wanted to see in which direction the author would go and how she would represent our heroine. Fortunately for me, our heroine-Andy- was empowering. Guys, she starts working on a pipeline with other strangers- who are all men- and still manages to not lose it ! Let that sink in.
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a book with many levels. The main being Andy, a young woman wanting to establish herself in a male orientated world and prove herself to her peers and grandfather; dealing with sexism and perseverance against the elements. The book is full of information about pipe laying and I always appreciate an opportunity to learn new things through reading so that was great. The story also has a bit of a forbidden romance between Andy and her supervisor which I thought was a nice touch and played o ...more
Gladys Mills
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love on the line. This book was interesting. I didn't expect to learn so much about pipelines. The book talked a great deal about what it takes to work on the pipeline which slowed the story down a little. Andy had to endure a lot of pressure on the job simply because she was a woman. I think she handled herself very well. Her grandfather played a big role in getting her through the job and making her see there is a lot more to life. There was humor in the story as well, especially when Rooster ...more
Mary K. Rogers
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book..

Wonderful book. Carefully written to incorporate strife, pain, adventure, heart ache and love. Enjoyed every word, every turn of adventure.
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

Excellent book! The book was so descriptive you felt like you were right there with the characters. My only complaint was the ending. I needed just a little more story.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story! A great read full of misunderstanding and misogyny. I enjoyed having a strong female heroine that wouldn't take no for an answer. She had a dream of being an engineer and engineer she became. I didn't like that Tristan was a bit patronizing at first, just because she seemed small. Of course she seems small! She's a girl, not a guy you usually see. But that doesn't mean her work is any less. I'm glad he turned things around though and started to support her, otherwise ...more
Deacon Tom F
Dec 28, 2020 rated it liked it
A Nice Story

I enjoyed this love story. It was not the Great American Novel but it was a very easy-going read.

Some themes were obvious like the sexism at the work. Not a surprise with one woman on a pipeline crew -- BUT WRONG!

the story was very predictable but fun.

I recommend this easy flowing novel.
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love on the Line by Kirsten Fullmer is the first in her Women at Work series and is an impressive start. Andrea "Andy" chose to work on the pipeline with her Grandpa Buck to save up for graduate school, but an engineer assistant is much harder than she thought. Being surrounded by rough men every day, the long hours, and the physical strength needed is almost more than Andy can endure. Rooster is determined that Andy shouldn't be there and is determined she should know it, only making Andy adama ...more
Barbara M. Cole
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a GREAT book. I seldom read romance but this is so much more. My son has been welding on the line for over 25 years and a lot of things he says are hard to visualize but I could picture it so well putting the book with what he has told me. Not ooften does a more light fiction give such understanding of this type of profession.

This is a Great story. My son has welded on the line for over 25 years and what a wonderful understanding of a very misunderstood profession. And it's a good story
Sep 13, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Romance on the job will ruin Andrea's credibility and she knows it, so why can't she ignore that cocky foreman the crew calls Rooster?

Andy may not have pipeline know-how, per se, but she’s got brains and a willingness to prove that she can do the job. Her estranged grandpa, Buck, believes she has what it takes to be his engineering assistant, and she’s not about to let him down.

Rooster isn’t a bad guy. He respects women; he was raised by one of the best.
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
I requested to read this book on Netgalley for an honest review.

So..hmmm. Bland? Luke warm? Boring? Yes, but not for the reasons I was expecting. I didn't think this book to be an empowering read about a woman in a male dominated work place when I requested it, and it wasn't empowering, but its DEFINITELY a book about a male dominated workplace. I have to give it to the author for doing her research.. pages after pages of the ins and outs of pipe lining! Fair juice to her! But jeeeeeeez was it t
Jul 20, 2017 rated it liked it
In an Oyster Shell – The pacing is slow in the beginning but picks up to be a page turning romance.

The Pearls – I love the idea of a woman at work series. I am glad the author is kicking it off with a woman on the pipeline. She makes the tension of Andy working in a male dominated world, tangible.

The characters were outstanding. The author had a good grip on her characters. My favorite character was the Grandpa Buck. He was rough on the outside but had a heart of gold on the inside. Andy’s relat
Isis Ray-sisco
Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Love on the Line by Kirsten Fullmer is the first book in the Woman at Work series. It was an interesting read. I enjoyed a lot about the story. I liked Rooster and Andy's characters. I felt they were believable. I liked that Andy didn't give up when things got tough. I liked that she found her place and didn't let anyone deter her from it. I thought Rooster was a good guy even though he had his ideals about whether a woman should be working the pipe lines. I liked the chemistry between the two o ...more
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Kirsten is a writer with a love of art and design. She worked in the engineering field, taught college, and consulted free lance. Due to health problems, she retired in 2012 to travel with her husband. They live and work full time in a 40' travel trailer with their little dog Bingo. Besides writing romance novels, she enjoys selling art on Etsy and spoiling their three grandchildren.

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