MAKING WAVES

LORNA SEILSTAD

  • Pub. Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Series: Lake Manawa Summers Series
  • ISBN-13: 9780800734459
  • ISBN: 0800734459

 

From the Publisher

When spunky Marguerite Westing discovers that her family will summer at Lake Manawa in 1895, she couldn’t be more thrilled. It is the perfect way to escape her agonizingly boring suitor, Roger Gordon. It’s also where she stumbles upon two new loves: sailing, and sailing instructor Trip Andrews. But this summer of fun turns to turmoil as her father’s gambling problems threaten to ruin the family forever. Will free-spirited Marguerite marry Roger to save her father’s name and fortune? Or will she follow her heart–even if it means abandoning the family she loves?

Author Lorna Seilstad’s fresh and entertaining voice will whisk readers away to a breezy lakeside summer holiday. Full of sharp wit and blossoming romance, Making Waves is the first book in the LAKE MANAWA SUMMERS series.

SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PUBLISHER FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS REVIEW!

 

MY THOUGHTS:

MAKING WAVES by Lorna Seilstad is an amazing Inspirational Historical Romance set in 1895 Council Bluffs,Iowa and Lake Manawa, Iowa. This is this author’s first novel and what an amazing story this is.This is the first in the Lake Manawa Summers. It is well written with details, depth, full of historical information on sailing and lake workings of this era. It has gambling addiction, deceit, betrayal, faith, sailing, trust, young love,romance, wit, lakeside vacation of the era, hurt, family responsibilities and Christian values. The hero, Trip, is strong, a sailing instructor, holds to his beliefs, his faith even in the times of great sorrow and disappointment and is true to his friends and family. The heroine, Marguerite, is to some comely, her parents are wealthy, settled with a boring, bland boyfriend soon to become betrothed to him. She does not want to be betrothed to him, but her family is insistent she be so. She has a eye for adventure, a heart for sailing and wants to be happy and have fun. When her family goes to Lake Manawa for vacation, she learns of deceit and betrayal by her father. She falls in love with the young, handsome, bewitching sailing instructor, Trip. She soon learns of the betrayal and deceit and to want extend the deceit is involved. Finally, she follows her heart and does the right thing but trouble happens. Trip, has fallen in love with Marguerite and learns of her deceit to him, but stays true to his word and helps her. This is an amazing story of true love,and  sacrifice to keep Marguerite’s family wealthy.Will God intervene and lighten the hearts of Marguerite’s parents in time to save her heart? You should really pick this book up for it will keep your attention from the first page to the last. This is truly an author to watch for, I can hardly wait for her next story. I would highly recommend this book, especially if you enjoy romance, christian values with real villains and bad people. This book was received for review from Revell/Baker Publishing.

 

RATING: 5

REVIEWED BY: April Renn

 

 

 

 

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