5/17/2013

Review | When Love Calls


My thoughts:
I picked this book to review because I have done work as a phone operator and I thought I would enjoy reading about that, however it was a bit too much historical information to really snag me into the story.  That being said there are some great things I love about this book.  Lorna Seilstad has a great talent at descriptive scenes.  She can bring to life a shopping trip to pick out a new dress, making you feel like your right there shopping too.  Also she has characters that are very quirky, and enjoyable.  Over all this book was an enjoyable read with great writing. The romance in the story was sweet, but it too did not just hook me into the story.  This might not make sense but I enjoyed the writing more than the story.  4 stars.  
Available May 2013 from your favorite seller of Revell Books a division of Baker Publishing Group.  
This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

When Love Calls
By Lorna Seilstad
With historic details that bring to life the exciting first decade of the twentieth century, Lorna Seilstad weaves a charming tale of camaraderie and companionship that blossoms into love. Readers will get lost in this sweet romance and will eagerly look forward to championing the Gregory sisters’ dreams.
Hannah Gregory is good at many things, but that list doesn't include following rules. So when she is forced to apply for a job as a telephone switchboard operator to support her two sisters, she knows it won't be easy. "Hello Girls" must conduct themselves according to strict, and often bewildering, rules. No talking to the other girls. No chatting with callers. No blowing your nose without first raising your hand. And absolutely no consorting with gentlemen while in training.
Meanwhile, young lawyer Lincoln Cole finds himself in the unfortunate position of having to enforce the bank's eviction of the three Gregory girls from their parents' home. He tries to soften the blow by supporting them in small ways as they settle into another home. But fiery Hannah refuses his overtures and insists on paying back every cent of his charity.
When one of Hannah's friends finds himself on the wrong side of a jail cell, Hannah is forced to look to Lincoln for help. Will it be her chance to return to her dreams of studying law? And could she be falling in love?
About Lorna Seilstad:
A history buff, antique collector, and freelance graphic designer, Lorna Seilstad is the author of Making Waves, A Great Catch, and The Ride of Her Life. A former high school English and journalism teacher, she has won several online writing contests and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Lorna lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa, with her husband. Find out more at www.lornaseilstad.com.
Praise for When Love Calls:
"Hannah Gregory is my kind of gal: smart, feisty, loyal and resilient. When Love Calls is a delightful story filled with entertaining, endearing characters. Lorna Seilstad's trademark is to embroider her novels with historical detail while providing a wonderfully satisfying read."
  • Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of the Stoney Ridge Seasons series and host of weekly radio show Amish Wisdom

"Lorna Seilstad has a way of dropping her characters into interesting times, and she's done it again in When Love Calls.”
  • Ann H. Gabhart, author of Angel Sister and The Gifted

"Filled with witty prose and engaging characters, When Love Calls is a thoroughly charming love story."
  • Maggie Brendan, author of the Heart of the West series and the Blue Willow Brides series

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