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Girls on the Line From The Celebrated Author Of Daughters Of The Night Sky Comes A Stirring Novel Inspired By The Courage, Dedication, And Love Of The Unsung Heroines Of The Great War.December 1917 As World War I Rages In Europe, Twenty Four Year Old Ruby Wagner, The Jewel In A Prominent Philadelphia Family, Prepares For Her Upcoming Wedding To A Society Scion Like Her Life So Far, It S All Been Carefully Arranged But When Her Beloved Older Brother Is Killed In Combat, Ruby Follows Her Heart And Answers The Army Signal Corps Call For Women Operators To Help Overseas.As One Of The Trailblazing Hello Girls Deployed To War Torn France, Ruby Must Find Her Place In The Military Strata, Fight For Authority And Respect Among The Allied Soldiers, And Forge A Victory For The Cause But Balancing Service To Country Becomes Even Complicated By A Burgeoning Relationship With Army Medic Andrew Carrigan.What Begins As A Friendship Forged On The Front Lines Soon Blossoms Into Something , Forcing Ruby To Choose Between The Conventions Of A Well Ordered Life Back Home, And The Risk Of An Unknown Future.


10 thoughts on “Girls on the Line

  1. says:

    Thanks to Netgalley for an e Arc in exchange for an honest review Oh my this was so good You know what I slept on my review and I bumped this up to a 5 star rating because it recounted a little known history of WWI telephone operators, featured a take charge female protagonist, and was just an all around fantastic story Not to mention that it included terrific lines like this one I refuse to marry a man who spends his life in a dark r...


  2. says:

    Wowza I love historical fiction and Girls on the Line was amazing I was instantly pulled into the captivating story of Ruby and the Hello Girls of World War One I enjoyed reading and learning about a little known part of his...


  3. says:

    Such an excellent book Not enough stars to give Excellent balance of war and personal relationship Loved the ending Cried a couple of times and got goosebumps If you love historical fiction, pick this one up It ll stay with me a long while and I feel ...


  4. says:

    Excellent story well researched and well written The characters are believable and the setting so realistic it is almost painful Runyan has written a story that captures the human side of war.


  5. says:

    Aimie Runyan is becoming a favorite author of mine, mainly because she writes about historical fiction which is my favorite genre and she picks topics I have never heard of before After reading her Daughters of the Night Sky about the Night Witches of the Red Army during WWII, I could not wait for her next book to come out I was so excited to see Girls on the Line come out This was definitely a 4.5 star read.Girls on the Line is about the Hello Girls during World War I The story follows Ruby Wagner, a telephone operator with Pennsylvania Bell which is the company my husband s grandmother worked for as an operator When tragedy strikes her family, despite her mother not wanting her to work at all because women of their status don t do that Ruby applies to be a Hello Girl with the US Army on the front in France Their job was to connect the front with the rest of the world, but had to have telephone operator experience and be fluent in French Along the way she meets, Andrew Carrigan, a medic from Bro...


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    I love reading historical fiction when I am given not only a fantastic story but have the opportunity to learn about something that I knew little or nothing about Aimee Runyan has done considerable research into the Army Signal Corps during WWI and their need for women operators to go overseas to help with the communications of the war This was at a time in history that women s main goal was to marry well and spend their days taking care of their husbands and families It was because of women who were willing to step outside society s norms that women finally got the opportunity to vote Ruby was 24 years old As a member of high society in Philadelphia, she was engaged to another prominent member of society While he was away in the war, she took a job for the telephone company She loved working and when there was an opportunity for the best of the best to get a job with the Army as a member of the Signal corps, she applied and was accepted much to her parents dismay After training, Ruby is sent to war torn France to work in communications Not only is she totally out of her comfort zone but she has to prove her worth as a member of the army to the male members of the Army Will she be able to return to her society life or will her experiences as a woman who helped win the war send her on another path when she returns home This is a wonderful well written, well researched novel about the unknown role of women in WWI It s about love and family and friend...


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    Girls on the Line is an emotionally captivating book about a group of courageous, groundbreaking women.the women operators who served this country as members of the Army Signal Corps during The Great War With great attention to detail, the author has brought to life a subject I knew little about, in a story brimming with heart, compassion, and humanity Ruby s story touched my heart as she was transformed by world events as well as her own determination and bravery This book is about conflicts beyond those fought on the battlefield, as the world was undergoing ...


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    I ve written this review for Really Into ThisCheck out all of our reviews at Reading, friends GIRLS ON THE LINE BY AIMIE K RUNYAN BOOK REVIEWMom wants a comfy life for her daughter Too bad her daughter wants out of life she isn t afraid to go out of her comfort zone to find it Following her heart, Ruby heads to France to help the US in WW I.MEET RUBYFirst, I need to say I love Ruby She is strong willed, determined so smart Ruby is one of those rare people who doesn t tell you how to get the job done Instead, she shows you As she puts in her application to be a Hello Girl she is fearless against every challenge that comes her way Although I finished Girls on the Line, I m not sure I m ready to let go of Ruby.SERVICE WOMENLet me tell you, Aimie researched the heck out of Girls on the Line Reading through her Author s Note is amazing A friend sent her an article on the under celebrated Hello Girls In the 1970 s, an attorney fought for these women to receive benefits and honor for their military service They fully deserve it.Reading through what their job entails is intense Imagine receiving a call, connecting the cal and translating it in a different language knowing...


  9. says:

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review Ruby follows her heart and answers the Army Signal Corps call for women operators to help overseas.Interesting story based on real history But the conversational language was rather sophomoric 3


  10. says:

    This is a wonderful book about Ruby, a young woman who leaves her fiance after her brother is killed fighting in World War I and joins the Army Signal Corps to serve in war torn France It is not only a great story, but you will love learning about the Hello Girls...


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