Girls on the Line:

Girls on the Line:

Aimie K. Runyan / Sep 19, 2019

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 As World War I rages

  • Title: Girls on the Line:
  • Author: Aimie K. Runyan
  • ISBN: 1978644027
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Audio CD
  • 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 a 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Audio CD Published November 6th 2018 by Brilliance Audio More Details ISBN 1978644027 ISBN13 9781978644021 Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Girls on the Line, please sign up

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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 room, longing for the sun but lacking the backbone to stand and open a window GASP So utterly gorgeous and perhaps a nominee for best line of 2018 uttered by a female character I feel like I should write a humongous book review, but I would rather you scuttle over to NETGALLEY and check it out So worth it flag 49 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Oct 28, 2018 Tammy rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves netgalley read, read in 2018, read in october 18 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 history Aimie K Runyan did her research and it shows A must read for historical fiction fans flag 20 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 15, 2019 Cathy Daniel rated it it was amazing 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 confident saying this is my first favorite of 2019 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 confident saying this is my first favorite of 2019 flag 16 likesLike see review Oct 27, 2018 Bette Crosby rated it it was amazing review of another edition 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 flag 16 likesLike see review Sep 15, 2018 Sue rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves historical fiction 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 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 friendship and how women s roles were changing during this time Thanks to the author for a copy of this book to read and review All opinions are my own flag 14 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 27, 2018 Missy rated it really liked it review of another edition 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 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 Brooklyn, who captures her heart even though she is already engaged to a Main Line elite It follows her time supervising operators in France, an outbreak of the Spanish Flu in which she helped nurse soldiers, and finding the reason she enlisted Ruby is sent to the front line in the final days of the war, ordered to Germany to work in the telephone office there, but it takes months before she is granted discharged to go home for a family emergency Once she returns, she finds just how much privilege is important to her mother, the people they hang around, and also her former fiance But privilege does not top love This was a great read about something I had never heard of in the war efforts But I am finding and reads about World War I, which are fascinating The Hello Girls were given the same treatment as men, they had to have physicals, were subject to the same regulations, and wore uniforms They were part of the US Army, but due to a technicality in their contracts because it said service MEN , not PERSON , they were considered civilian employees of the US Army Once the war was over they were not entitled to any benefits, medals, or medical care unlike the women serving in the Marines or Navy Because of that the Hello Girls did not get military recognition until 1978 60 years after the end of the war and the Hello Girls fight for equal status of their male Army counterparts after Congress approved veteran status and honorable discharges for the remaining Hello Girls Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for this advanced copy I was not required to give a positive review, all opinions are my own flag 16 likesLike see review View 2 comments Sep 08, 2018 Susan Peterson rated it it was amazing Girls on the Line is an emotionally captivating book about a group of courageous, groundbreaking womene 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 confli Girls on the Line is an emotionally captivating book about a group of courageous, groundbreaking womene 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 changes along with Rubyold vs new, traditional vs progressive, privilege and advantage vs ambition and hard work, passion vs complacency I highly recommend this compelling book that celebrates these unknown heroes who were instrumental in bringing an end to a horrific war along with the other women of that era who fought for the right to be heard flag 14 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 07, 2018 Sarah rated it really liked it review of another edition 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 IET RUBYFirst, I need to say I love Ruby She is strong willed, determined so smart Ruby is one of thos 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 IET 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 RubyRVICE 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 one mistake could alter the course of the War Throw in an everchanging system of codes to thwart spies and you ve got yourself a very stressful work environment Oh, and the women are working, resting, studying sleeping without electricity no less Don t get it twisted, these women play a huge role in the War I m glad Aimie helps bring their important story to lifeE VERDICTI am Really Into This book Ruby is such a fantastic memorable character Also, I love stories especially true about badass, strong women who persevere If you re a fan of historical fiction strong women you re sure to love Girls on the Line.Be sure to check out The Radium Girls by Kate Moore It s another tale about undercelebrated women.Special thanks to Aimie K Runyan for providing our copy in exchange for an honest fair review flag 8 likesLike see review Nov 13, 2018 Karen Kay rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves arc netgalley, united states, ww 1 era, france, longmire challenge, twd challenge, netgalley read 2018 I received this from netgalley 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 flag 8 likesLike see review Nov 06, 2018 Pam Jenoff rated it it was amazing 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 the women who served so bravely as switchboard operators during the First World War flag 8 likesLike see review Nov 06, 2018 Camille Maio rated it it was amazing I love historical fiction because it s a chance to learn something through the art of story And by that definition, Girls on the Line excelled On its surface, it was about friendship, romance, and family with the backdrop of World War I But subtly, it demonstrated how women of the era had their feet in both the Victorian times and the new world It was quite a life to straddle Equally compelling was learning about the women who operated telephone lines even quite close to the front lines and I love historical fiction because it s a chance to learn something through the art of story And by that definition, Girls on the Line excelled On its surface, it was about friendship, romance, and family with the backdrop of World War I But subtly, it demonstrated how women of the era had their feet in both the Victorian times and the new world It was quite a life to straddle Equally compelling was learning about the women who operated telephone lines even quite close to the front lines and didn t get proper recognition from the government until the 1970s I don t say this often about a book, but put this one at the TOP of your TBR list flag 7 likesLike see review Nov 10, 2018 Kristina McMorris rated it it was amazing So happy this book is now out in the world Here was my quote Once again, Aimie K Runyan shines a much deserved spotlight on unsung female heroes in history Set during the First World War, GIRLS ON THE LINE follows the arduous journey of an Army telephone operator forced to navigate a world of codes and spies and the complexities of love Brimming with strong women who are easy to root for, this story of loyalty and sacrifice makes for an inspiring, heartfelt read flag 6 likesLike see review Nov 01, 2018 Jamie rated it really liked it Shelves arcs An interesting look into the Hello Girls of WWI the women who join the war effort as telephone operators This was something I really knew nothing about and found fascinating More than the history in this novel, the relationships between Ruby Wagner and those in her life, from her wealthy Philadelphia society parents, her dear friend Evangeline who her family views as just the maid, her fianc Nathaniel and of course, her fellow Girls on the Line, were all written so well that they truly ga An interesting look into the Hello Girls of WWI the women who join the war effort as telephone operators This was something I really knew nothing about and found fascinating More than the history in this novel, the relationships between Ruby Wagner and those in her life, from her wealthy Philadelphia society parents, her dear friend Evangeline who her family views as just the maid, her fianc Nathaniel and of course, her fellow Girls on the Line, were all written so well that they truly gave life to these characters I received an advance copy All opinions are my own flag 6 likesLike see review Sep 21, 2018 Sonja Yoerg rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves historical, character driven, fiction The best historical fiction opens a window into the past, allowing us to see it anew and reordering our preconceptions Girls on the Line does just that with the role of women in the Army Signal Corps in WWI The heroine, Ruby Wagner, seeks to honor the memory of her brother, a fallen solider, by entering Corps against the wishes of just about everyone Ruby is brave, sharp tongued, and complicated my favorite sort of character and she s surrounded by a lively cast Runyan s sure pacing and de The best historical fiction opens a window into the past, allowing us to see it anew and reordering our preconceptions Girls on the Line does just that with the role of women in the Army Signal Corps in WWI The heroine, Ruby Wagner, seeks to honor the memory of her brother, a fallen solider, by entering Corps against the wishes of just about everyone Ruby is brave, sharp tongued, and complicated my favorite sort of character and she s surrounded by a lively cast Runyan s sure pacing and deft hand with nuances of plot kept me turning the pages as Ruby s story unfolded Runyan, a careful historian, weaves in period details that cement the book s undeniable realism Captivating, compassionate and assured, Girls on the Line is fresh take on how war changes the course of lives one woman at a time flag 7 likesLike see review Nov 07, 2018 Linda Zagon rated it it was amazing Lindas Book Obsession Reviews GIRLS ON THE LINE By Aimie K RunyanAimie K Runyon, Author of Girls on the Line has written an intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling and amazing novel The Genres for this novel are Historical Fiction and Fiction There is a touch of Romance and Suspense The timeline for this novel is around World War 1 The author describes her colorful cast of characters as complex and complicated, possibly due to the circumstances.I love that Aimie K Runy Lindas Book Obsession Reviews GIRLS ON THE LINE By Aimie K RunyanAimie K Runyon, Author of Girls on the Line has written an intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling and amazing novel The Genres for this novel are Historical Fiction and Fiction There is a touch of Romance and Suspense The timeline for this novel is around World War 1 The author describes her colorful cast of characters as complex and complicated, possibly due to the circumstances.I love that Aimie K Runyon describes the importance of women and the part they played during World War 1 Although it will be many years until women were given the same benefits as the men in the army during war, I appreciate seeing that women were heroes, and worked in dangerous situations to save their country One of the ways that women did help out was by being switchboard operators, and constantly manning the phones.Often they had to learn new codes The women in this story had to know French, and wound up going to France.Ruby Wagner is one of my favorite characters in this story She seems to exist in two types of life One is the wealthy line in Philadelphia where she is engaged to a prosperous gentleman that belongs in her circle After Ruby s brother dies, Ruby is determined to do her part The other line in World War 1, as an operator in horrible conditions, and in the way of bombing and fires Ruby works hard, and becomes a supervisor, and has girls that have to follow her orders Ruby has to follow orders as well, and at times it is difficult.Ruby is considered one of the Hello Girls and sent to France She meets and makes friends One of them is a medic that wants to become a physician Will Ruby s worlds collide I recommend this novel for those readers who enjoy Historical Fiction I appreciate the research that the author has spent hours and hours on I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review flag 4 likesLike see review Oct 09, 2018 Barbara rated it it was amazing I love finding out about things that happened in history, but that we never read about or learned about, in our dry history books in school Girls on the Line is about female telephone operators who went to the front during WWI with the Army Signal Corps They were needed to make sure that the extremely, important communications lines were kept open and important calls got through to those in charge of making life or death decisions when it came to our men at the front I had no idea I knew tha I love finding out about things that happened in history, but that we never read about or learned about, in our dry history books in school Girls on the Line is about female telephone operators who went to the front during WWI with the Army Signal Corps They were needed to make sure that the extremely, important communications lines were kept open and important calls got through to those in charge of making life or death decisions when it came to our men at the front I had no idea I knew that women went as nurses, but telephone operators Phenomenal These girls were in the thick of it The story focuses on Ruby Wagner from a prominent, Philadelphia family who seems destined to marry a man from a similar background in Philly society But, Ruby has a lot of spunk and tenacity and answers the call to action after her own brother is killed in the early days of WWI Ruby and her Hello Girl operator friends and colleagues were funny, brave, and endearing There s intrigue and even a bit of romance You ll find yourself cheering Ruby on This story is needed now than ever to show just how strong and tenacious women have always been and will continue to be Thank you to the author for the ARC All opinions expressed are my own flag 5 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 03, 2018 Jen rated it really liked it review of another edition Four inspiring stars to this fabulous historical fiction featuring strong, courageous women The Hello Girls are credited as being among the many unsung heroes of World War I Leading the pack is Ruby, the daughter of a prominent Philadelphia family and a member of high society Her older brother is killed in combat and suddenly, Ruby is presented with an opportunity to go overseas and do her part in the war The military is looking for women operators to help overseas and Ruby is thrilled Four inspiring stars to this fabulous historical fiction featuring strong, courageous women The Hello Girls are credited as being among the many unsung heroes of World War I Leading the pack is Ruby, the daughter of a prominent Philadelphia family and a member of high society Her older brother is killed in combat and suddenly, Ruby is presented with an opportunity to go overseas and do her part in the war The military is looking for women operators to help overseas and Ruby is thrilled to be chosen to join this crew of courageous women The Hello Girls are sent to France, in the thick of the war, to do their part to help their country Based on real history, this was a fabulous tale of strong women blazing their way in unlikely circumstances This novel is thick with strong, likable female characters and I am all for it For me, Girls on the Line was 5 stars Thank you publishing for this advance reader in exchange for my honest review flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 07, 2018 Really Into This rated it really liked it Sarah contributed this review to 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 IET RUBYFirst, I need to say I love Ruby She is strong willed, determined so smart Ruby is one of Sarah contributed this review to 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 IET 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 RubyRVICE 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 one mistake could alter the course of the War Throw in an everchanging system of codes to thwart spies and you ve got yourself a very stressful work environment Oh, and the women are working, resting, studying sleeping without electricity no less Don t get it twisted, these women play a huge role in the War I m glad Aimie helps bring their important story to lifeE VERDICTI am Really Into This book Ruby is such a fantastic memorable character Also, I love stories especially true about badass, strong women who persevere If you re a fan of historical fiction strong women you re sure to love Girls on the Line.Be sure to check out The Radium Girls by Kate Moore It s another tale about undercelebrated women.Special thanks to Aimie K Runyan for providing our copy in exchange for an honest fair review flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 22, 2018 Jennifer rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley, netgalley 2018 Loved the book The cover is beautiful I hate to say that I never knew women were sent oversees to work as operators during World War I The book was very eye opening at the part women played during the war How horrible that these woman risked their lives as operators and then weren t even recognized by the military or received benefits until so many years later I loved the characters, especially Ruby She was such a strong woman, except when it came to her mother although I will agree her Loved the book The cover is beautiful I hate to say that I never knew women were sent oversees to work as operators during World War I The book was very eye opening at the part women played during the war How horrible that these woman risked their lives as operators and then weren t even recognized by the military or received benefits until so many years later I loved the characters, especially Ruby She was such a strong woman, except when it came to her mother although I will agree her mom was a little scary Ruby was strong enough to join the Army Signal Corps, go to France during the war but would rather marry a man she didn t love so she wouldn t disappoint her parents and make them unhappy Ruby Wagner is from a prominent Philadelphia family Her brother, Francis, and her fianc , Nathaniel a man she hardly knows , are overseas during World War I Ruby helps with the Red Cross and works as an operator at the Pennsylvania Bell Company When word comes the Francis was killed during combat, Ruby feels the need to take his place She becomes an operator for the Army Signal Corps and is deployed to France Loved the story, writing style and characters I loved reading about Ruby, Margot and the rest of the girls working as operators They were all so brave, even when they weren t seen as equals Andrew, the charming Army medic was a plus and he adds some romance to the story Definitely recommend the book, especially if you enjoy historical fiction with a bit of romance Look forward to reading from the author Thanks to NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and the author, Aimie K Runyan, for a free electronic ARC of this novel flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 07, 2018 Linda Zagon rated it it was amazing review of another edition Lindas Book Obsession Reviews GIRLS ON THE LINE By Aimie K RunyanAimie K Runyon, Author of Girls on the Line has written an intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling and amazing novel The Genres for this novel are Historical Fiction and Fiction There is a touch of Romance and Suspense The timeline for this novel is around World War 1 The author describes her colorful cast of characters as complex and complicated, possibly due to the circumstances.I love that Aimie K Runy Lindas Book Obsession Reviews GIRLS ON THE LINE By Aimie K RunyanAimie K Runyon, Author of Girls on the Line has written an intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling and amazing novel The Genres for this novel are Historical Fiction and Fiction There is a touch of Romance and Suspense The timeline for this novel is around World War 1 The author describes her colorful cast of characters as complex and complicated, possibly due to the circumstances.I love that Aimie K Runyon describes the importance of women and the part they played during World War 1 Although it will be many years until women were given the same benefits as the men in the army during war, I appreciate seeing that women were heroes, and worked in dangerous situations to save their country One of the ways that women did help out was by being switchboard operators, and constantly manning the phones.Often they had to learn new codes The women in this story had to know French, and wound up going to France.Ruby Wagner is one of my favorite characters in this story She seems to exist in two types of life One is the wealthy line in Philadelphia where she is engaged to a prosperous gentleman that belongs in her circle After Ruby s brother dies, Ruby is determined to do her part The other line in World War 1, as an operator in horrible conditions, and in the way of bombing and fires Ruby works hard, and becomes a supervisor, and has girls that have to follow her orders Ruby has to follow orders as well, and at times it is difficult.Ruby is considered one of the Hello Girls and sent to France She meets and makes friends One of them is a medic that wants to become a physician Will Ruby s worlds collide I recommend this novel for those readers who enjoy Historical Fiction I appreciate the research that the author has spent hours and hours on I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 17, 2018 Linda Smith rated it it was amazing review of another edition Words can t express what a complete joy this book is to read no, savor Aimie Runyan has written a virtual love letter to all of those women who remain unsung heroines during wartime I m grateful to Runyan for shining a light on a portion of history that for many of us was unknown Good literature entertains excellent literature also educates.The women in this novel are selected to maintain communications during the war Ruby, our main character, comes from a well to do family When tragedy Words can t express what a complete joy this book is to read no, savor Aimie Runyan has written a virtual love letter to all of those women who remain unsung heroines during wartime I m grateful to Runyan for shining a light on a portion of history that for many of us was unknown Good literature entertains excellent literature also educates.The women in this novel are selected to maintain communications during the war Ruby, our main character, comes from a well to do family When tragedy occurs, she feels a deep obligation to serve her nation and the signal corps offers her that opportunity.There are so many characters that I embraced and adored in this book The author creates a solid, fast moving and suspenseful plot and has a way of weaving words so beautifully I found myself highlighting certain passages that just spoke to my heart.Ms Runyan, this is the first book that I ve read of yours but I can assure you that it won t be my last I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from netgalley and the publisher All opinions are my own flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 06, 2018 Jenny Waterman rated it it was amazing review of another edition Girls on The Line by Aimee Runyan tells us so much about an often overlooked piece of war history I have seen old footage with telephone messages from the front line relaying timely and sensitive information that was essential to the war But I never stopped to think about how in the United States at that time we still needed operators to connect a call of course, we would need phone operators to travel with our military to help facilitate this process overseas Runyan provides us with a gre Girls on The Line by Aimee Runyan tells us so much about an often overlooked piece of war history I have seen old footage with telephone messages from the front line relaying timely and sensitive information that was essential to the war But I never stopped to think about how in the United States at that time we still needed operators to connect a call of course, we would need phone operators to travel with our military to help facilitate this process overseas Runyan provides us with a great historical fiction story about a young woman who is compelled to do her part in the war I highly recommend this book I received an ARC of this book, all opinions are my own flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 19, 2018 Emmy marked it as maybe try again later review of another edition Shelves wwi, kindle unlimited The audiobook was kind of flat I might try again with the physical book flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 16, 2018 Jean rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves lake union publishing, netgalley Actual rating 3.5 out of 5 starsI really liked the premise of the story This historical fiction is about the women who went oversees as telephone operators during WWI This book let us see the part the women played during the war and the risks they took It was a wonderful story but I found the pace to be rather slow I agree with other reviewers where at times, I thought the dialogue was sophomoric Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for a copy of Aimie K Runyan s Girls on the Actual rating 3.5 out of 5 starsI really liked the premise of the story This historical fiction is about the women who went oversees as telephone operators during WWI This book let us see the part the women played during the war and the risks they took It was a wonderful story but I found the pace to be rather slow I agree with other reviewers where at times, I thought the dialogue was sophomoric Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for a copy of Aimie K Runyan s Girls on the Line in exchange of an honest review flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 18, 2018 Davida Chazan rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, feminism, fiction, historical, literary, netgalley, romance, women UPDATE New link women who went to Europe in 1917 as signal corps officers with the US Army, played an enormous part in helping bring the Great War to its conclusion However, until 1979, they were literally the unsung heroes of WWI, because the army refused to recognize them as proper soldiers This injustice brought author Aimie K Runyan to write this gripping historical fiction novel, that highlights these women and their contributions You can r UPDATE New link women who went to Europe in 1917 as signal corps officers with the US Army, played an enormous part in helping bring the Great War to its conclusion However, until 1979, they were literally the unsung heroes of WWI, because the army refused to recognize them as proper soldiers This injustice brought author Aimie K Runyan to write this gripping historical fiction novel, that highlights these women and their contributions You can read my bookreview of Girls on the Line on my blog now flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Oct 09, 2018 Nita rated it it was amazing Aimie Runyan has done a marvelous job Strong characters and rich storytelling, this is a must read You will fall in love with Ruby and all the Operators and care deeply for each character as they are on the field and as they find their way back home after the war Such strong women who made the way for the women of today flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 05, 2018 Carla Suto rated it it was amazing review of another edition GIRLS ON THE LINE by Aimie K Runyan is a well written and captivating work of historical fiction set mostly in France during World War I It tells the story of the courageous and dedicated women who were enlisted in the U S Army Signal Corp as telephone operators, helping to relay crucial messages to and from the battlefields at the front The main character, Ruby Wagner, is the daughter of a prominent Main Line family in Philadelphia After her brother is killed in action early in the war, R GIRLS ON THE LINE by Aimie K Runyan is a well written and captivating work of historical fiction set mostly in France during World War I It tells the story of the courageous and dedicated women who were enlisted in the U S Army Signal Corp as telephone operators, helping to relay crucial messages to and from the battlefields at the front The main character, Ruby Wagner, is the daughter of a prominent Main Line family in Philadelphia After her brother is killed in action early in the war, Ruby wants to move outside the strict expectations her parents have for her future and contribute to the war effort in a tangible way than staying at home knitting for the troops The author brings to light the tremendous bravery, determination and resilience of the women who worked the telephone lines and how vital their efforts were to bringing the war to an end Beyond just a war story, GIRLS ON THE LINE is an engaging story of friendship, love and family I really enjoyed learning about a part of history that I had never encountered before The story of these strong and brave women will not soon be forgotten Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read an early copy flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Sep 06, 2018 Rebecca rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves first reads, ninja read Set towards the end of WWI, Girls on the Line was a fascinating look at the women who served as telephone operators for the U.S Army Signal Corps The story focuses on Ruby, who is engaged to Nathaniel and set to become a society wife just like her mother before her After her brother, Francis, was killed in action, however, Ruby becomes even restless and longs to help in the war effort Keeping the home fires burning and knitting socks for the soldiers overseas just isn t enough for her Set towards the end of WWI, Girls on the Line was a fascinating look at the women who served as telephone operators for the U.S Army Signal Corps The story focuses on Ruby, who is engaged to Nathaniel and set to become a society wife just like her mother before her After her brother, Francis, was killed in action, however, Ruby becomes even restless and longs to help in the war effort Keeping the home fires burning and knitting socks for the soldiers overseas just isn t enough for her Already working as a telephone operator, Ruby jumps at the chance to do her part and applies for the job I thoroughly enjoyed this story about a woman s role in the army and would highly recommend it for fans of historical fiction, strong female characters, and a bit of romance If you enjoyed this one, I would highly recommend Daughters of the Night Sky 4 stars by the same author Lastly, I was appalled to read the afterward and learn that the brave women who served in this role were not considered real soldiers and were not awarded the benefits and honors due them until 1979 when only 28 of the 228 who had served were still living I received an advance copy of this book All opinions are my own.Location Pennsylvania Philadelphia , New York City, France Chaumont and Paris , and Germany Coblenz flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 07, 2018 Janie rated it it was amazing Shelves janie bookreviews We need historical novels about unsung heroines I couldn t believe that it wasn t until 1979 that the Hello Girls of the US Army Signal Corps received the benefits and recognition for the work they did alongside their male counterparts during WWI This is a wonderful story of female courage and camaraderie For a longer review Book Review of GIRLS ON THE LINE flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 26, 2018 Linda rated it it was amazing review of another edition Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishers for an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.I loved this book From start to finish it captivated me I never knew that women were involved in WWI I learned a lot by reading this one I have not read any with this time frame before and am very glad I read this one It was the start of women being able to do things they were never allowed to do before From the rich spoiled young women to the not so lucky young women, they were picked Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishers for an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.I loved this book From start to finish it captivated me I never knew that women were involved in WWI I learned a lot by reading this one I have not read any with this time frame before and am very glad I read this one It was the start of women being able to do things they were never allowed to do before From the rich spoiled young women to the not so lucky young women, they were picked to run the communications part of this war It s obvious the author did great research with this book and captured how things were so well It will make you feel like you are there It s well written with characters you will love and root for in many places They endured a lot and came home heroes in my opinion It was the beginning of women knowing that they can do things besides just get married and have babies Or do things and be married and have babies Women have come a long way since this time so we should be very grateful for their service at all times I admire these women so much.This book touches on how things were for women and even the men during the war and also throws in a beautiful love story I brought out lots of emotions in me and made me stop and think quite a bit I love a book that has lots of things going on It will keep you turning the pages and wanting I highly recommend this book and personally look forward to reading by this author.I gave it a 5 star rating based on my honest opinion, the wonderful characters The in depth research and all around good story Well done flag 2 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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      • Aimie K. Runyan

        Aimie K Runyan writes to celebrate history s unsung heroines She is the author of two previous historical novels Promised to the Crown and Duty to the Crown She is active as an educator and speaker in the writing community and beyond She lives in Colorado with her wonderful husband and two usually adorable children.


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    1. 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 room, longing for the sun but lacking the backbone to s [...]


    2. 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 history Aimie K Runyan did her research and it shows A must read for historical fiction fans


    3. 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 confident saying this is my first favorite of 2019 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 th [...]


    4. 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. 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 I l [...]


    6. 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 Aimie Ru [...]


    7. Girls on the Line is an emotionally captivating book about a group of courageous, groundbreaking womene 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 confli Girls on [...]


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