Monday, May 13, 2013

Revell Book Bloggers Tour Presents: When Love Calls (The Gregory Sisters, #1) by Lorna Seilstad

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. 
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Available May 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

My Review: 

Hannah Gregory is an outspoken young woman, a woman before her time. She wanted to become a lawyer, and had started college, when both of her parents died. She now has taken over the responsibility of taking care of her two sisters.
They are living on a farm her parents owned when the book opens, and a young lawyer, representing the bank, tells them they have to leave. What an impression Lincoln Cole makes on Hannah, irrational as it is, he is just the messenger.
Now we have a young man smitten with a woman who blames him for the loss of their home. They are now homeless orphans!
The Lord does have plans for them, and in her path he provides a home, and is there for her when she is looking for work. Outspoken Hannah becomes a Hello Girl, what a rigorous place to work. Can you imagine sitting there and only saying "number please". No other words?? Also no crossing your legs or ankles, no looking anywhere but straight forward....come on!! No itching your nose?? I wouldn't have lasted very long!
You will laugh out loud at some the antics that happen, and find a lot of joy in some the kind heart people we meet. Of course, there always has to be one rotten apple in the rain meet him right up front!
Enjoy the love between the sisters, and yes they argue and act like sisters, but there is a great family bond between them. All in all, a really wonderful book to immerse yourself in.

I received this book through Revell's Book Bloggers Tour, and was not required to give a positive review. 

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