Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Book Review: Love Comes Calling

Love Comes CallingAuthor: Siri Mitchell
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Bethany House

Dreaming of becoming an actress, Boston socialite Ellis Eaton captures Griff Phillips' attention. But while filling in for a look-alike friend at the telephone exchange, she overhears a call that threatens Griff's safety. With handsome policeman Jack Flanigan investigating - and her heart in a muddle - will she discover what might be the role of a lifetime?

Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.

I wouldn’t come back to Radcliffe because I wouldn’t be in Boston. Next fall, I planned to be in Hollywood.

Oysters and clambakes! It must be time for supper.

This book was a great way to end a fabulous reading month. I have been a fan of Siri Mitchell for quite some time now, and this book only adds to my infatuation. Ellis Eton is a wonderful female lead with her ambition and charisma, but in this story we find out that her dreams might be bigger than the ones her family has for her. She is tired of being a constant disappointment to them and others around her, as she quickly learns that what they want might not be what she wants. Ellis lands a job as a telephone operator, and is glad to have the chance to branch out in the world, but when she overhears a call threatening the safety of one of her very dear friends, she knows she must get involved!

The relationship between Ellis and Griff is most endearing. The twist with the love story is that Ellis feels inadequate because she is failing college. She knows that Griff’s future is paved out in front of him, in a road made of gold, and she doesn’t want to be the reason why he fails. In other words, she thinks he deserves better. Griff, though not around very much, was a very heartwarming character and is really patient when it comes to Ellis. Their attraction was mutual, but Ellis did play hard to get a little, just because she thought it would be best for Griff.

Ellis’s character has undiagnosed ADHD in the story. I thought it was very special and unique what the author was trying to do. The story is set in the 1920’s and a lot of the issues of the times are brought up, especially issues that deal with women like out of wedlock pregnancy and drinking. The author handles all of this really well. The book is both humorous and motivating!

***A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Bethany House in exchange for my honest review***

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