Tuesday, May 14, 2013

When Love Calls by Lorna Seilstad - Revell Blog Tour

Recently I received a copy of the following book in exchange for my honest review. In the post you will have the opportunity click on an advertising link and purchase the book. The FTC requires you be given fair warning!

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.
This book is available from Revell Publishing
You can read an excerpt HERE

My Thoughts:
This is the first time I have read Lorna's books. I am excited! One more author I am sure to enjoy. She did a great job of keeping my attention. I just wanted to keep reading to find out what happened next. This is a funny sweet story set in the early 1900's.  Lorna gives a bit of history about the telephone switchboard operators and how it worked back then. It is very interesting. There is also some historical information on union workers intertwined with the story. After Hannah's parents pass away, Hannah becomes responsible for her two younger sisters. She has to give up her college studies and her dream of becoming a lawyer one day, and settle for getting a job and caring for her siblings. But amidst it all, Hannah realizes that God can still open doors of opportunity for her; and what He has in store is pretty amazing stuff.  The only other problem Hannah really has is that she tends to speak her mind... and at times that and difficulty keeping the rules can get her in a bind. Lorna did an amazing job on this one!  

About the Author:
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 Iowa with her husband. Find out more at http://www.lornaseilstad.com/.

Available May 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Thanks to Revell Publishing from whom I received this book, in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation has been given.


  1. I am really into historical fiction, I just loved reading about that era, sounds really good something I could enjoy also.

  2. I think I like Hannah already - A female who speaks her mind and has a hard time abiding by rigid rules! Yep! I like her! This looks like a great book!

  3. When I first started reading, I wondered how many young people even know what a telephone switchboard operator is and does. It is great that she gives such a historical approach so young readers can gain understanding!

  4. I love historical fiction and romance. The two together are a sure winner in my book. A switchboard operator! I am sure I could never handle that job; and I love the gutsiness (is that a word?) of Hannah. Seems like a book I would devour in one sitting because I would have to keep going!


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