Love Comes Calling

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Ellis Eaton, a young actress who dreams of Hollywood stardom, takes on her toughest role yet when she agrees to pose as a friend and temporarily work at the telephone exchange. If she succeeds, she’ll earn the funds she needs to skip town and make her dream a reality. When Ellis overhears a threat to Griffin Phillips, the boy everyone assumes she’ll settle down with, she commits to foiling the plot to hurt Griffin while avoiding his romantic advances.

Siri Mitchell ventures into the Roaring Twenties with a charming, but scatterbrained, heroine in Ellis, whose madcap escapades will have you laughing at her misadventures. Mitchell’s book is well-written and has moments of (surprising) depth with a pulse on class relations and the dark side of Prohibition. Featuring a gorgeous Art Deco-influenced cover, the book also includes endnotes on Prohibition and the real gangsters of Boston in the 1920s and discussion questions for book clubs or classrooms.

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(US) 9780764210365

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366

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