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.