Hannah Gregory is good at many things, but that list doesn’t include following rules. So when she is forced to apply for a job as a telephone 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. No talking to the other girls. No chatting with callers. No blowing your nose without first raising your hand. And absolutely no consorting with gentlemen while in training.
Meanwhile, young lawyer Lincoln Cole finds himself in the unfortunate position of having to enforce the bank’s eviction of the three Gregory girls from their parents’ home. He tries to soften the blow by supporting them in small ways as they settle into another home. But fiery Hannah refuses his overtures and insists on paying back every cent of his charity.
When one of Hannah’s friends finds himself on the wrong side of a jail cell, Hannah is forced to look to Lincoln for help. Will it be her chance to return to her dreams of studying law? And could she be falling in love?
Lorna Seilstad has mastered the art of making Iowa in the 1900s interesting. I fell in love with her Lake Manawa series and couldn’t wait to read When Love Calls. Seilstad’s vibrant descriptions, delightfully flawed characters, and genuinely unique settings combine to create engaging stories that grab your attention and don’t let go. A perfect blend of sweet romance and believable suspense and intrigue. Wonderful book.