Monday, June 9, 2014

Book Monday: Love Comes Calling Review

Hello everyone! Today I have a review of Love Comes Calling by Siri Mitchell for you.

Here's a little about the book:

"A girl with the best of intentions. A heart set on Hollywood.
An empty pocketbook.

That's all it takes for Ellis Eton to find herself working as a telephone operator for a look-alike friend. For Ellis, this job will provide not only acting practice but the funds to get her a start in the movies. She's tired of always being a disappointment to her traditional Boston family, and though she can't deny the way he makes her head spin, she knows she's not good enough for Griffin Phillips, either. It's simple: avoid Griff's attentions, work, and get paid. But in typical Ellis fashion, her simple plan spirals out of control when she overhears a menacing phone call...with her very own Griff as the target.

With an endearing heroine as her lead, Siri Mitchell takes readers on a madcap tale
of love and discovering one's true desires!

My Thoughts:
The Idea:
This book had a very cool concept! I love the 1920s, and I love telephone operators. (When I was younger, I wanted to be one until I realized that they pretty much don't exist.)
I read this book pretty fast because it held my interest. 
Ellis can never seem to do anything right, but that doesn't stop her plans for running away to Hollywood. She takes on the job of her look-alike-friend for two weeks, but things soon go awry when she thinks she overhears a murder plot through one of the telephone lines.
The Characters:
Okay, I am going to admit this. At first, Ellis annoyed the heck out of me. But then, I got used to her scatter-brained thinking and read the author's note. Ellis is supposed to have ADHD. So, I am just warning you that her thoughts might be different than some other characters, but it was very well-written.
I really liked Griff, the star student and football player who has known Ellis their whole wife and wants nothing more than for her to be his. 
The Plot:
This book went pretty fast! It was suspenseful and there were some downright sad parts, but I really enjoyed it.
The Setting:
This was so cool! I absolutely love the 1920s and was so pleased to find a book set in this period. I loved the visits to the Speakeasies and all the other little details about Prohibition and the Jazz Age. 
A good read!
About the Author:
Siri Mitchell has written nearly a dozen novels, three of which were named Christy Award finalists. A graduate of the University of Washington with a business degree, she has worked in many levels of government and lived on three continents. She and her family currently reside in the D.C. metro area. Learn more at


  1. Cool, sounds like a good book. I like the telephone operator/switchboard stuff too! :)

    1. It was really good. Isn't that stuff fascinating?

  2. I've read books by Siri Mitchell before, and I really liked those, so I look forward to reading this one, too!

    1. I really like all of her books, Cortney! Thank you for stopping by.


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