Friday, September 17, 2010

Revell blog tour ~ My Review: Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad

I know I'm a little late in posting my of Making Waves, but unfortunately I've been sick and in bed all week, too weak to even get on my computer. Okay, okay, so I've really been on the couch watching episodes of Big Brother, eating who-knows-what and being lazy. But, that's what I do when I get sniffles, so don't judge me. LOL;~)

Title:Making Waves (Lake Manawa Summer bk.1)

Genre:  Historical christian romance

Author: Lorna Seilstad

Publisher: Revell

Date released: Sept. 1st. 2010.

ISBN: 978-0-8007-3445-9

Stars (out of 5): *****

Age rating: PG-12 up
 Aside from a  from a kiss (or maybe two), there wasn't anything overtly inappropriate in Making Waves. There is a gambling house/ hog farm that plays an important role in the story plot and there is mention of prostitution, but all from a Christian prospective.

Back cover (from Revell):
Sun, summer, and a scrumptious sailing instructor. What more could a girl want?
When spunky Marguerite Westing discovers that her family will spend the summer of 1895 at Lake Manawa, Iowa, she couldn't be more thrilled. It's 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 secrets 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 hurting the family she loves?
Full of sharp wit and blossoming romance, Making Waves will whisk you away to a breezy lakeside summer holiday.

My Thoughts:
I could go all year, and never read a book this good. The story center on Ms.Marguerite Westing and her family, as they spend the summer at beautiful Lake Manawa.
I LOVED this book, and the characters were charming and intriguing while still being real and rich. Mrs. Seilstad made quit a splash with this first novel. Her writing style made this book co me to life with all the details about sailing and Lake Manawa. I felt as if I could feel the warm breeze running through my hair as I sat along with Marguerite on that first boat trip; I could hear the sounds of the midway and picture the pigpen gambling hall as if it was right in front of me. And don't even get me started on Trip Andrews. Be still my beating heart. Trip was handsome, complex and an oh-so-strong man of God. He was truly swoon worthy, unlike his advisory, the weaselly Roger Gordon. I liked that, even at the end, you still couldn't tell who Marguerite would choose. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep the book moving, though I found more often than not, that I wanted to savor each page

*I have been so blessed by Donna Hausler @Revell Books, for sending me a review copy of Making Waves in exchange for my honest opinion*

Available September 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
To Learn More About Lorna Seilstad and her book go to:
Her Website
The Publisher

Make sure you go to Lorna's "My Stories" page, to see what books she has in store for us in the coming years. I'm just sad  we got to wait a whole  year,   till we'll get to visit beautiful Lake Manawa again. :(

Love Y'all,


  1. Sounds like a great one! :O)

  2. Hehe I loved this too! Can't wait for the next one!

    XOXO~ Renee

  3. Loved this book! :D

    Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I have a blog award for you:

    Hopefully I'll talk to you soon!



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