Tuesday, April 30, 2013

When Love Calls



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.

My Review:

First, take a moment to soak in that cover. Isn't it delectable? Doesn't it beckon you to flip through the pages? And when you do, you'll be well and truly caught up in the chaotic lives of the Gregory sisters.

This is the first book in Seilstad's new Gregory Sisters series and it's a grand introduction. I have to admit that all the sisters grabbed hold of my heart, but it is the youngest, Tessa, that I'm looking forward to reading about the most. Alas, she is only fourteen in this novel, so I guess she has some growing up to do before she gets a romance of her own.

Seilstad researches her books thoroughly and I'm always thrilled to discover the bizarre snippets of history she loves to include in her stories. The Hello Girls angle is absolutely fascinating! They had such rigid (and ridiculous) rules and when the author pits a rule-breaking heroine against them...well, magic happens.

Seilstad turns a deft hand at combining drama and comedy along with a sweet inspirational thread that makes this a memorable and rewarding read. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series!

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of When Love Calls, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 5 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

"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. This really sounds like a lovely read. Thank you!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  2. LOL This book has a modern day parallel. I couldn't find a job in what I trained for so I had to take a job with the telephone company! My husband was in college and we had a baby. Desparate times. This book is a must read for me! I especially want to learn about what it was like then!


  3. Oh, Carol, you'll have to read it and tell us if you could handle the restricitions the Hello Girls were under! LOL. Good luck!

  4. That cover is gorgeous, isn't it? And your review is spot on. I'm reading my copy right now (so don't enter me)Like you, I'm really looking forward to reading Tessa's story. She is quite the spitfire, isn't she?

  5. Yes, Brenda, Tessa sure is. I loved all the sisters and Hannah certainly has her share of spunk but I think Tessa is going to create a whole different kind of havoc when it is her turn!

  6. This looks like a really great book! I've never read anything by Lorna, but they all look so good! Thanks for the chance to win. =)


  7. Would really like to win and read. Please count me in. Thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  8. You're right the cover says "read me soon" and your review makes me want to meet the sisters so count me in on this one. Kav

  9. Good luck Becky, Boos Mum and Elyssa -- this is a read you don't want to miss!

  10. I love books about sisters! Can't wait to start this series!

  11. Sisters is a great way to link a series, isn't it Heidi? Good luck!

  12. This sounds like a fantastic story (I loved reading Gist's Love on the Line, which also featured a switchboard operator.) And that cover!

    Thank so much for the opportunity to win!

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  13. I would like an opportunity to win a copy of When Love Calls. Your review was so enticing. I haven't read anything by Lorna Seilstad. thank you for offering an opportunity.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

  14. Another good author, and who could resist that cover?


  15. Rachelle, it is fantastic! I think you'll love it! Good luck!

    Oh, Kay, you are in for a treat. Lorna Seilstad knows how to deliver a story with a wholesome dose of humour. Good luck!

    Exactly, Martha! Who could resist that cover...or the dress...or the hat?! Good luck!

  16. The cover is lovely! I look forward to reading this book.


  17. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  18. I am really 'needing' this book, lol, the more I read about it, the more I 'need' it.


  19. This sounds like a terrific new series by Lorna. I would love to win When Love Calls. Thanks for the chance.


  20. The Gregory sisters sound like they would be wonderful to read about!

  21. I would love to win this book! Looks fantastic!


  22. Thank you, Kav, for your kind words! And thank all of you for your interest in When Love Calls. I hope you'll have as much fun reading it as I had writing it.

  23. Beautiful cover! I love Lorna's humor and wonderful way with history, When Love Calls sounds awesome.
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  24. I would love to win this book to add to our library collection.
    Janet E.