Love Comes Calling by Siri Mitchell ~ An Historical Fiction Book Review

Siri Mitchell
Historical Fiction

About the book:


WHEN A LOOK-ALIKE FRIEND asks Ellis Eton to fill in for her as a telephone operator, Ellis jumps at the chance. For her, the job will provide not only acting practice but the funds to get Ellis 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:

If you are looking for an unpredictable read with a hot mess of a heroine, look no further! Love Comes Calling introduces us to the well meaning but always in a pickle, Ellis Eton. The story takes place in the roaring 20s during prohibition. Ellis is from a well to do Boston family that tends to be appalled by her behavior. Her mother is just sure that if Ellis would apply herself and try harder she would be more successful. 

Ellis is determined to escape from her family's expectations and disappointments and make her way to Hollywood where she is sure to be an instant success. But before she can set her plans in motion she makes a promise to a friend that will actually enable her to begin her journey. While Ellis is secretly filling in for her friend Janie as a telephone operator she inadvertently overhears a conversation that puts Griff, her beloved neighbor, in danger.

What's a girl to do except save the handsome and ever so patient Griff from imminent doom? Of course with Ellis in charge of the saving, something is bound to go awry! I loved the relationship between Ellis and Griff. Every girl everywhere deserves a Griff in their life. 

This book will make you laugh and sigh and think. In her intriguing way Siri Mitchell leads the reader to contemplate whether or not we can legislate morality. Prepare to be entertained as well as educated about a time in our country's history that looked like a rip roaring time of fun but had some very dark undertones. 

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  1. Great review! I'm excited to get to this one soon :)

    1. You're going to love it! I thought it was a bit lighter than some of her work, but I enjoyed it so much.


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