Monthly Archives: May 2013

When Love Calls by Lorna Seilstad

when love calls

I LOVED this book! First of all, it is a fascinating story in which the heroine becomes a “Hello Girl,” a switchboard operator in the first days of the telephone. Hannah is notorious for refusing to follow rules, and Hello Girls have so many rules to follow. But because of the sudden death of her parents, Hannah, being the oldest, has to find a job that will make enough to support herself, along with her two sisters. Second, it is a precious love story. Yes, it is somewhat predictable, but doesn’t make the journey boring!

In the beginning of the book, a handsome lawyer comes to tell the girls they cannot stay on their family farm. But as the story evolves, maybe this slick young lawyer isn’t so bad after all. He tries to make amends, and show the girls he isn’t so bad, so he comes to help them move. But for stubborn Hannah, it seems like another way to get them off their farm. Can Lincoln show Hannah he is actually a kind man, and not heartless?

Hannah makes it through the school for switchboard operators with flying colors! But can she follow the silly rules? No talking to the operator next to you, even if there are no calls. No scratching your nose or touching your face without permission. Sit with both feet flat on the floor at all times. Can Hannah make it?

I was thrilled with this book from beginning to end, and can’t wait for the second “Gregory Sisters” book to come out next year!

I received the book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

 

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The Artist’s Daughter by Alexandra Kuykendall

Artist's Daughter  Press Release

I loved this book from the very beginning. Sometimes it’s not that interesting to read about someone else’s life. But this one was a quick read. I started it in an evening and didn’t stop until it was half over. Alex has had tragedy in her life. It was hard for her to get through. But with God’s help, she learned to get past her past, and live a full life.

It’s so sad to read of Alex’s trials with her father. Being from a wonderful family myself, I cannot imagine feeling so rejected and unloved. But as life goes on, she learns to deal with it. Having a great husband and kids, a loving mother, and friends to support, she finds love in other places. Most of all, she is able to know that her Heavenly Father loves her, even if her earthly father was a great disappointment.

I really loved this book. It shows so much emotion that women face, and although my circumstances are very different from hers, I could still relate to many of her emotions and insecurities. It really encouraged me, and it was a great read!

I received the book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

 

 

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