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The First Phone Call From Heaven - book review

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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.
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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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  1. I need to try to get into Mitch Albom -esque books but just haven't really. This leaves me a bad fit for many book clubs..

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  2. So many good books out there. I appreciate all of the reviews to give me more insight.


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