I purchased The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom by accident. I was looking for a book my online book club had decided to read but I could only remember the title contained the word Heaven in it. There were several in the newly released popular books section so I picked this one up thinking it was what I was assigned to read. Although it was not, I read it anyway and am glad I ended up with it.
Mitch Albom is the author of five number one New York Times bestsellers including this one. He wrote Tuesdays with Morrie which I have also read and loved.
The story takes place in a fictitious town where people get calls from loved ones that have died. It seems suspicious the calls are only coming to this town and they come on a regular basis. The main character pursues the truth behind the calls and leads us on an interesting journey to what we expect is a hoax but also a couple of surprising twists.
I felt the faith based story was well planned out with just enough intrigue to keep me interested. It was a quick read with clean language suitable for any age and I enjoyed it.
- The first phone call from heaven
- by Mitch Albom
- ISBN 978-0-06-229440-I (pbk)
- I give it a 3* rating (on a scale of 5)
- a G rating, appropriate for pre-teens – adult.
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