- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1415 KB
- Print Length: 188 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Lora Lindy (4 Jan. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B0MWBYU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #678,211 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ms. Lindy does a skillful job of painting each new character for the reader to see but not drowning you in detail. The structure is unique and keeps the flow interesting but she ties everything up and kept me involved to the very end.
I think what I appreciated most about Party Line was the true to the era detail mixed in. From manner of speech, to the politics and prices of the day, I had an instant refresher on my very early years pop culture!
Gerty remembers that four short rings on the party line is for her great uncle and aunt, Bill and Bessie and all the other ring sequences belong to other families. She was forewarned not to listen in on other people's conversations but she merely wants to see how this party line thing works. She overhears juicy information which has her wanting to get back to Aunt Bessie's to find out what happens next. Becoming quickly hooked she finds excuses to get to her aunt's regularly. What she does with the information she overhears will have you shaking your head especially when she gets some of it wrong in its telling.
This story will take you back to an earlier time when shag hairstyles were popular along with eight-track players, juke boxes, The Jackson Five, and The Osmonds among other things.
I was a bit disappointed when the author took this story in a different direction than what I had anticipated but oh well, it was still good.
*According to Wikipedia, pedal pushers are calf-length trousers popular in the 50's.
I found it a great read and educational. (I kept 'googling' things and am going to try bread & butter pickles!) Well written, easy to read and the epilogue greatly appreciated. Well done, look for more from this author.
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