Saturday, May 18, 2013

When Love Calls

When Love Calls 
Lorna Seilatad
Revell Publishing 
May 2013 available now from your favorite book seller! 
Romance, fiction, historical 

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? 

This book managed to grab my attention and keep it which is quite a feat these days. I love the history detail Seilstad writes. I may be a little biased as an Iowa girl but it is very enjoyable to find out the background on known places. I found the switchboard operator job to be fascinating. You'll enjoy the complexity of something that is so simple these days. Lincoln and Hannah are well developed characters that you'll like right away. Watching the story develop and the relationship between those two will delight you. Hats off to Seilstad who is most definitely growing in depth as an author. I look forward to reading the next books in the series. 

My thanks to Revell Publishing for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 

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