Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Love Comes Calling, Siri Mitchell

A unique story told in first person that certainly will keep you as busy trying to figure out the mystery as the main character. The one hang up is that the main character is presented as ADHD which means that her thoughts are continuously changing a jumping from one thing to the next. This at times means a repeat of thought over and over which can seem a little over kill at times and drag the story down a little. It can also be a little overwhelming for a person not used to dealing with people like this. Unfortunate for the main character this also may lead the reader to believe that the main character is not a solid character. I found the over all story to be delightfully cute and interesting. I had never really thought about what it must have been like to be a phone operator in this era - or how strange it would be to hear snippits of conversations all day long. Nor had I ever contemplated the strangeness of having to connect all those calls to the correct number or person. As always SIri Mitchell does an excellent job of exploring the historical context of her books and helping the reader to feel as if they have been transported back in time. I truly enjoyed unraveling mystery of a menacing call centered around the man that Ellis loves. Ellis is a sweet and likeable main character with flighty personality and sweet heart. The reader can not help but feel a little sorry for her as she feels she is always the disappointment and at the heart of this novel it is revealed that her motivation is to prove her worth to those around her. In the end will she discover that true value is in the eye of the beholder and based in the heart of the individual? Will she come to understand that love is worth it even when we don't think we deserve it? Will she discover the truth about the menacing call? And, finally, will Ellis discover and become comfortable with who she is and who God created her to be? Thanks to the publisher for this review copy.

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