Saturday, May 25, 2013

When Love Calls by Lorna Seilstad

book review of When Love Calls by Lorna Seilstad (Revell) by papertapepins

by Lorna Seilstad

When romance calls, will she choose to answer?
Hannah Gregory is good at many things, but that list does not include following rules. So when she must apply for a job as a 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, which include absolutely no consorting with gentlemen while in training.

Hannah doubts it will be difficult to keep that rule-until a handsome young lawyer starts getting under her skin.

With historic details that bring to life the exciting first decade of the twentieth century, Lorna Seilstad weaves a charming tale of companionship that blossoms into sweet romance.

When Love Calls is an enjoyable read, that is entirely wholesome and fun and never drags or gets dull. Not with Hannah as the principle character! She's strong, stubborn and independent and doesn't give up. It was interesting to learn about the Hello Girls, the early telephone operators, and all the rules they had! That would have been a problem for me too. 

The author includes several fun tidbits from the time period, such as riding in an early car, and other such adventures and it's a lot of fun to see it through the characters' eyes. She did a great job with her descriptions, not making them overly long or cutting into the story but just thorough enough that you can see this story in full colourful detail. 

This was a very enjoyable read that kept me engaged and entertained all the way through and I will be watching for the next book in the series for sure.

Read an excerpt

This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


  1. Lorna Seilstad

    Lorna Seilstad

    A history buff, antique collector, and freelance graphic designer,Lorna Seilstad is the author of Making WavesA Great Catch, and The Ride of Her Life. A former high school English and journalism teacher, she has won several online...
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