When Love Calls by Lorna Seilstad is a delightful look at the early 1900s and the duties of a Hello Girl-a telephone switchboard operator.
Hannah Gregory has her life planned. She's going to law school to be a lawyer. Until her parents die of the flu. Now she's got the responsibility of her two younger sisters. Work is hard to come by and she learns of an opportunity to be a Hello Girl. She completes the training and is hired.
Hannah has never been one to play by the rules and this job has plenty of them. This is a fun book with twists and turns that will keep your attention, but not so many that will confuse you.
The first in The Gregory Sisters book, I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. Lorna Seilstad has proven herself to be an entertaining storyteller and her historical fiction should not be missed.
The idea for this book came to her after viewing a YouTube video. Possibly this one.
From the back cover:
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 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 was provided for review by Revell.
The opinions expressed are my own.