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Hello, It's Me

3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  397 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
Love is calling...
Wait for the beep!

A widowed mother of two, Annie Harlowe has a secret: She likes to call her late husband's cell phone just to hear his voice, even if it is only a recording. Then one night she dials-and something extraordinary happens...

Thomas Brannock IV has had his life mapped out since he was a kid, but a free-spirited woman with flowing hair and su
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Forever
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Jennifer Wardrip
For Annie Harlowe, her husband Andre's death was more than just the loss of her mate. Along with Andre, Annie lost her very foundation-her best friend, her lover, the father of her children. The spontaneous man who would take the kids off on "adventures", the man who let her work through the night on art projects that kept her sane, disappeared into the untamable waters of the Atlantic Ocean, taking with him the imperfect "perfect" life that was Annie's rock.

So Annie muddles through the days, a
Krista Braaten
Oct 06, 2015 Krista Braaten rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Annie still clings to the life she had with her husband and two awesome kids. Life is never perfect but her life changed abruptly. She is a strong confident woman who has a difficult time asking for help. Thom Brannock has lived a privileged life but never happy. Their worlds collide and both have a lot to think about.

I picked up this book due to Hallmark doing a movie about it. I have also read other works by this author. The heat level was just perfect. I wanted to see if things would flicker
Louise Pledge
Sep 09, 2015 Louise Pledge rated it it was amazing
Of course, since it was written by Wendy, I loved it! What a great story with voices from the dead, hidden treasure chest, billionaires who don't enjoy being billionaires, the usual staid mother, and best of all cute kids. So enjoy stories with young children. I must admit that I was up all night reading it. So be aware, you, most likely, will not be able to put it down once you start.
Jun 04, 2010 Julie rated it really liked it
Felt like the resolution was stretched out a bit...but really enjoyed this story. A fun read.
Jane Stewart
2.5 stars. The story had charm and potential, but too much pondering and inaccurate second guessing by the h/h muddled it.

Story Brief:
Annie and Andre are married with two kids. Andre dies. Annie periodically calls Andre’s cell phone so she can hear his voice message. A year later she calls; and instead of hearing his voice message, she hears him saying different words among a lot of static. This happens a few times during the story. Annie makes a living baking cookies for a caterer and selling a
Sep 28, 2015 Lynn rated it really liked it
This is a different kind of romance. Although I enjoyed it, if you can't believe in ghosts, or at least suspend belief in hard facts, this book is not for you. The story opens with the death of Annie's husband Andre, leaving her with a ramshackle home on Montauck Pt., and two small children. As a manner of coping, Annie keeps his cell activated, just so that she can call it and listen to his voice. But one night, something incredible happens. Andre answers. Though there is a lot of static, and ...more
Jun 27, 2015 Rhea rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
I've recently become a big fan of Wendy Corsi Staub's psychological thrillers so I thought I would give one of her romance novels a try (written under Wendy Markham). Since "Hello, It's Me" is being made into a TV movie, I decided to read that one. It's a cute book and I was certainly rooting for the couple (though I found Annie unlikable at times). It's a somewhat predictable love story and it makes a great quick, light summer read. My biggest issue with the book was that there were several pla ...more
L.A. Miller
Jan 01, 2014 L.A. Miller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a surprisingly enjoyable read. Normally I would pick a book based on the cover but I am glad I took a chance on this one. What happens when you meet your soul mate, fall in love and marry. You have the perfect life, two great kids and a dream of the future. What happens when your soul mate dies? This is what happens to the Annie who is suddenly left alone to raise two children on a limited income. As with anyone dealing with grief she has refused to let go. She keeps his clothes, h ...more
Camille Maio
Sep 27, 2015 Camille Maio rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This was an enjoyable beach read, but I feel like it's been one of a string of books that go like this: down-on-her-luck woman meets billionaire tycoon man who is perfect in every way. He instantly falls in love with her because she's unlike anyone else he's ever met. She can't believe that he could possibly love little ol' her.

I'll give it this - this book had a few twists to add to that kind of storyline. She has kids. She communicates with her dead husband during stormy nights via cell phone.
The book was intense and bittersweet. I also thought that it was realistic in its portrayal of Annie who lost her husband a year ago, is struggling to raise her 2 small children and finds herself unable to move on after his death. So many times in romances, death and grief are glossed over and people get over it way too quickly. That was not the case in this book. Annie's doubts and struggle with overwhelming grief rang true to me. It was such a change to read a romance that dealt with this subj ...more
Aug 04, 2015 Marcia rated it it was ok
This author writes her romances with a light humor. This book was a bit darker, because it deals with death of a love one and continuing to live afterwards. Andre, Annie's husband of 10 years, dies suddenly, leaving her with two young children and no life insurance. None of them seem to be able to move on, especially because Andre had jokingly told her once that if he died before her he did not want her to find anyone else. She takes him seriously, so when she meets Thom, a billionaire, who is d ...more
Patricia Solla
Sep 04, 2015 Patricia Solla rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own, pbs
The author puts forth a very strange premise in her storyline. It's a little far out but the development of the premise and the storyline are really good. Annie and her children are adorable and Todd is in a quandary about what he wants from life. Annie is a widow who was devoted to her husband and family and she believes that she is meant to remain faithful to her husband even after his death. Todd is highly impressed by Annie and her quirky ways. But, he's wealthy and she's down to earth and s ...more
Jul 22, 2008 Shannon rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this; I love supernatural romances. But this just wasn't good. The author writes in present tense which is jarring. Beyond that, while I'm good at suspending disbelief - you have to be for these books to work - this book pushed me too far. Example: the main character, a widow, is able to contact her dead husband by way of his cell phone, but she doesn't believe her children who say that Daddy has visited them. Please. I can imagine circumstances under which the protagonist would ...more
Nicole Galbraith
Jul 26, 2009 Nicole Galbraith rated it really liked it
Annie Harlowe is a widowed mother trying to survive. Thom Brannock is a millionaire stuck in a world of social snobs. An unlikely pair , but; when they meet the attraction is mutual. But, Annie made a promise to her husband that she'd never find anyone else and now he seems to be trying to contact her. This was a great, quick read. I like the way the author switches viewpoints so you know what both Annie and Thom are thinking. Both characters are appealing and you're really routing for them to ...more
Nov 03, 2015 Carol rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
Watched the Hallmark movie so I thought I would read the book. There are some differences but the basic concept is the same. How do you move on after losing a husband? How do you deal with the guilt of losing your "forever" love but finding someone new. With the help of the spirit of her husband of course. Annie hears messages on the phone from her husband during storms? She needs to figure out what the message is and if it is okay to let him go and find someone new.
Dawn Byers
Aug 01, 2015 Dawn Byers rated it really liked it
This book was a wonderful love story. A woman whose husband died and left her with two children - the woman cannot get over the loss and calls his cellphone to hear his voice.
She takes on a catering job for money and meets a man who courts her but is from totally different way of life. She cannot let herself commit
May 28, 2014 Roxann rated it really liked it
Annie is a woman who has to come to terms with widowhood before she can possibly allow a new love into her life. Thom is a man who has conformed to this societal Mother's demands and must learn to become the man he wishes to be. I really enjoyed reading about these two growing and eventually finding the happiness they deserve.
May 20, 2015 Julie rated it liked it
For a quick read, not too bad. It was just a little too corney for my taste. The lady in the book could talk to her dead husband on the phone. I love a good ghost story but this took it a little too far.
Victoria LaRosa
Jun 14, 2015 Victoria LaRosa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Book!

I love anything from Wendy! This was a great story and a quick read. I couldn't stop reading! I also recommend her mystery books, written under her real name, Wendy Corsi Staub.
Apr 03, 2008 Courtney rated it liked it
This book was what I wanted to read. I needed something light and sweet and this one hit the spot. It has just the right amount of romance and the right amount of cutely paranormal activity to keep me happy. I'll read more by Wendy Markham.
Marissa Crawford
Oct 28, 2015 Marissa Crawford rated it it was ok
This is the 6th book I've read from this author and it was the least enjoyable. I've determined that I don't really enjoy Markham's books because the characters just sit around thinking to themselves. There is very little action occurring but a lot of thinking and that just gets dull.
Nancy Luebke
Jun 23, 2012 Nancy Luebke rated it it was amazing
It was funny, it was sad and it was so hard to put down, it almost got me into trouble with my husband.
May 05, 2013 Carolyn rated it liked it
Having everything in the present tense is kind of annoying. I prefer 'She picked up her keys' to 'She picks up her keys.' I don't know why this bugs me, but it does. The story was cute.
Nov 13, 2014 Rehab rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
A sweet story with all my favorite components; Romance, fantasy, humor and nice secondary characters.
I loved reading this book and I recommend it to everybody.
Kimberly Kincaid
May 02, 2012 Kimberly Kincaid rated it it was amazing
Sweet, heartwarming story that hooks you right from the start. I was emotionally invested by page ten, and couldn't stop reading after that. Wonderful.
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New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than seventy published novels and has sold more than three million books worldwide. Under her own name, Wendy achieved New York Times bestselling status with her single title psychological suspense novels. Those novels and the women's fiction she writes under the pseudonym Wendy Markham have also frequently appeared on ...more
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