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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

When Love Calls...Review

About the book:
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?

After the death of her parents, Hannah Gregory accepts responsibility for the sisters she adores and leaves law school to work and support them.  Outspoken and spunky, Hannah knows that she is perfect for the job of switchboard operator and she is determined to follow the rules and graduate her training. When Lincoln Cole arrives at their farm and must enforce the bank's decision to evict, he never expects to fall in love with the oldest sister and Hannah is determined to ignore his attempts to help her. But when when one of her friends is arrested for arson, she knows she must turn to Lincoln for assistance.

I loved the Gregory sisters.  Loved them.  Hannah is wonderful.  Bright, strong and spunky. Lincoln is charming and kind and wants to do the right thing.

Hannah's journey to switchboard operator was fascinating.  I had no idea the type of education and training that would have been required of young women going into that profession.

I really enjoyed Lorna's Lake Manawa series and so I was thrilled to see her new series and it doesn't disappoint.  I read this book in almost one sitting and I didn't want it to end.

Available May 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Thanks to Donna at Baker Publishing for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Lorna Seilstad here. You can purchase your own copy here.

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5/5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to read this one! I love the switchboard angle...that reminds me of the classic musical "Bells Are Ringing." :)