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 finishing When Love Calls by Lorna Seilstad a couple of days ago, I have to say, she is one of my new favorite authors. When Love Calls is packed with hilarious, sweet, and touching moments that made it impossible to put down. Having gotten it as a free e-book was also a definite plus.
Hannah Gregory could not possibly be more independent. After her parents pass away and leave her in charge of their farm and her two younger sisters, she feels she must take care of them to the best of her ability, and without any help. Especially from the handsome lawyer who kicked them out of their house. What Hannah doesn’t realize, however, is that God—and Lincoln—are only trying to make her life a little easier, and her days a little brighter.
Not only is When Love Calls relatable, funny, and full of romance, there is a mystery weaved through the center that will keep you guessing until the end. So when you’re searching for a novel that is suspenseful and knock-your-socks-off fantastic, check out this first book in the Gregory sisters trilogy, which gets a rating of—you guessed it—five out of five bookshelves.
While I’m on the subject of Ms. Seilstad’s works, look out for my review of the second book in this series—While Love Stirs—sometime tomorrow. And I just might be mentioning the third book—As Love Blooms—which releases on May 12th, in my post about May releases I’m most looking forward to that I will be publishing on Thursday. So, keep an eye out for those posts, and don’t forget all of the books I review can be found in my Amazon Store!