Saturday 29 March 2014

Book Review: Love Comes Calling

ISBN# 978 0 7642 1036 5

From the Back:
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.

My Reflections: 

"Love Comes Calling" from Siri Mitchell will keep you laughing, and entertained on a slow spring evening.

As I started this book I kind of had the sensation that I was reading a parallel to Junie B Jones, my little ones favorite series right now. The main character is hilarious, she rambles along skipping from one thought to the next. Perhaps she is a tad ADHD? This was not a bad quality for the main character, Ellis to have mind you, it definitely kept things interesting!

Siri Mitchell has masterfully portrayed the era of the Roaring Twenties. A time when Hello girls were busy connecting calls and prohibition was in full swing. Though Ellis is spared the realities of life, she yearns for adventure and fame. She feels as though she is incapable of doing anything right, and is not quite good enough for the one young man who has eyes for her. Can she overcome her insecurities? Will she ever get to Hollywood?

What Ellis does will surprise you and make you groan all at the same time. A somewhat predictable story, but endearing all the same. I was not on the edge of my seat with suspense, but non the less I enjoyed reading this book. The humour and crazy antics of Ellis Eton will keep you flipping the pages, just to find out what happens next! If you are looking for a light fluffy book, filled with sweet romance, history and a tad of mystery this just may be it.

 "Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group"


About the Author:

Siri Mitchell graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and worked in various levels of government. As a military spouse, she has lived all over the world, including Paris and Tokyo. Siri enjoys observing and learning from different cultures. She is fluent in French and loves sushi.
But she is also a member of a strange breed of people called novelists. When they’re listening to a speaker and taking notes, chances are, they’ve just had a great idea for a plot or a dialogue. If they nod in response to a really profound statement, they’re probably thinking, “Yes. Right. That’s exactly what my character needs to hear.” When they edit their manuscripts, they laugh at the funny parts. And cry at the sad parts. Sometimes they even talk to their characters.
Siri wrote 4 books and accumulated 153 rejections before signing with a publisher. In the process, she saw the bottoms of more pints of Ben & Jerry’s than she cares to admit. At various times she has vowed never to write another word again. Ever. She has gone on writing strikes and even stooped to threatening her manuscripts with the shredder.

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