Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Love Comes Calling - Fiction, Historical

Love Comes Calling
By Siri Mitchell

Ellis Eton, daughter of a prominent Boston family, is struggling to pass another semester of college at Radcliffe.  She wants to study and work hard, but she just finds it so difficult to concentrate.  Acting is her passion – its so much easier pretending to be someone other than Ellis Eton.   Her childhood friend Griffin Phillips is the star of the Harvard football team and is preparing for a life in politics.  The only problem for Ellis is that Griffin is sweet on her – and she just doesn’t feel she can live up to the expectations people have for a politician’s wife.  So Ellis decides to run away to Hollywood to become a movie star.  Before she can leave, she unintentionally eavesdrops on a telephone call that could mean Griffin’s life is in danger!  Can Ellis solve the mystery of the phone conversation before Griffin gets hurt?  And, can she learn to be who God created her to be, instead of trying to live up to the expectations of others?

I really enjoyed this newest release from Siri Mitchell.  I thought the story was well written and entertaining.  She portrays the heroine, Ellis, as a young lady with ADHD in an era and environment in which young women were to uphold the expectations of their family at all times.  Ellis has a profound struggle to find her place in such a milieu.  The spotlight on the struggles of Prohibition in the 1920s was very eye opening in the storyline.  The author also includes an excellent expository on the era in the back of the book.    No spoilers here, but you will love the resolution of the plot, so start reading!  I give Love Comes Calling an “A” – entertaining, good, clean fun.

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