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A lighthearted, entertaining read: My review of "Love Comes Calling" by Siri Mitchell
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!
If you are looking for a lighthearted, entertaining read that also explores some deeper themes along the way, then "Love Comes Calling" is just what you've been looking for. Siri Mitchell's latest book is definitely a page turner, and mostly because Ellis Eton is truly a character like no other! Though there were a couple of times I felt annoyed by her behaviour, I soon came to appreciate the personality challenges the author was trying to bring to light. In fact, Mitchell does an admirable job of showing how historically people did not have a lot of grace for those who didn't fit the expected mold. Ultimately, Ellis has the best of intentions, and you can't help but love her as she cares for people in her own unique way. The romance she discovers while doing so is fun to read about and filled with many moments that will have you smiling or even laughing out loud. I enjoyed how the author looks at the issue of prohibition, and how we cannot legislate morality because ultimately only God, not the law, can change the heart. This is a timeless truth that is all too pertinent today as society tries to decide how to deal with a multitude of vices in our day and age. I think that Ellis' struggle with her self-worth is one that readers will all too readily appreciate, and people will come away from the story reminded that God has made them wonderfully unique and that each of us has more to offer than we can even realize.
Well-written and featuring characters you will come to love, Siri Mitchell's book is sure to garner her new fans. I give this book a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
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 is the author of nearly a dozen novels, among them the critically acclaimed Christy Award finalists Chateau of Echoes andThe Cubicle Next Door. A graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in business, she has worked in many different levels of government. As a military spouse, she has lived in places as varied as Tokyo and Paris. Siri currently lives in the DC-metro area. Visit www.sirimitchell.com