Imagine your mind floating back in time and reading about Oklahoma during the summer of 1971—the carefree days. Well… almost carefree. Ten-year-old Gerty prevents that from happening. Every summer, Gerty spends one week with her granny. Seems normal… right? It turns out not so normal when the precocious little girl does a naughty thing. Unlike past summers, something different happens in 1971. Gerty's Aunt Bessie gets a telephone party line. Quickly, Gerty learns that she can listen to the neighbor's conversations. But it doesn't stop there. She repeats what she hears to total strangers—better known as gossiping. You will have to read what happens with that. The Party Line is a light hearted novel that will make you laugh and gasp. It is for all ages. If you're older, I forewarn you that you will remember some wonderful times.