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Lake Manawa #1: Making Waves

Lake Manawa #1: Making Waves
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Lake Manawa #1: Making Waves

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Sun, summer, and a scrumptious sailing instructor - what more could a girl want?

Spending the summer of 1895 at Lake Manawa is the perfect way for spunky Marguerite Westing to escape her agonizingly boring suitor, Roger Gordon. It's also where she stumbles upon two new loves: sailing, and sailing instructor Trip Andrews. This summer of fun turns to turmoil as her father's gambling problems threaten to ruin the family forever. Will 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.

"You'll set sail on a wonderful adventure in Lorna Seilstad's new series. Her quick wit and captivating characters are mixed into a little-known slice of history that will keep you turning the pages and wishing for more when the story ends. Fortunately, there's another book to follow. I can't wait!"
- Judith Miller, author, Somewhere to Belong

"Lorna Seilstad pulled me into the world she created around Lake Manawa with the lake breeze, the sailboats, and the leisure of summer days. But the love story and the characters were what made the book great. This needs to be everyone's first choice for a vacation read, or if you just want to open the pages of a book and be transported from your recliner to the beach." - Mary Connealy, author, Doctor in Petticoats and Wrangler in Petticoats

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About "Lake Manawa #1: Making Waves"

Sun, summer, and a scrumptious sailing instructor - what more could a girl want?

Spending the summer of 1895 at Lake Manawa is the perfect way for spunky Marguerite Westing to escape her agonizingly boring suitor, Roger Gordon. It's also where she stumbles upon two new loves: sailing, and sailing instructor Trip Andrews. This summer of fun turns to turmoil as her father's gambling problems threaten to ruin the family forever. Will 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.

"You'll set sail on a wonderful adventure in Lorna Seilstad's new series. Her quick wit and captivating characters are mixed into a little-known slice of history that will keep you turning the pages and wishing for more when the story ends. Fortunately, there's another book to follow. I can't wait!"
- Judith Miller, author, Somewhere to Belong

"Lorna Seilstad pulled me into the world she created around Lake Manawa with the lake breeze, the sailboats, and the leisure of summer days. But the love story and the characters were what made the book great. This needs to be everyone's first choice for a vacation read, or if you just want to open the pages of a book and be transported from your recliner to the beach." - Mary Connealy, author, Doctor in Petticoats and Wrangler in Petticoats

This award-winning writer's debut historical romance novel features a spunky heroine at a lakeside resort in the American heartland during the summer of 1895. When 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? 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.
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Meet the Author

Lorna Seilstad

Lorna Seilstad is a history buff, antique collector, and freelance graphic designer. A former high school English and journalism teacher, she has won several online writing awards and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives in Iowa.

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Well written
5 stars By Colleen, 17 Oct 2012
Very enjoyable novel.
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light hearted read
4 stars By Chris, 06 Oct 2012
I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were believable as was the storyline. The book is quite humourous and very easy to read. The main character is very likeable and adventurous.
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Blossoming romance (and sharp wit) on a lakeside summer holiday
4 stars By Lynne Welsh, 23 Aug 2010
Marguerite Westing is constantly pushing the boundaries of proper behavior in 1895 with her interest in astronomy, sailing, and other unfeminine pursuits. Her father indulges her, but her mother insists she marry Roger Gordon, a wealthy, socially prominent but boring and self-absorbed businessman. Marguerite's besetting sins are her flippancy, her impulsiveness, and her tendency to lie in order to get her way, all of which continuously land her in trouble. At Lake Manawa, a popular Iowa summer resort near Council Bluffs, she meets Trip Andrews, a boatmaker who needs to win the regatta and really doesn't like liars, and by lying she convinces him to teach her and her younger brother to sail. They fall in love, but Roger keeps turning up at the camp to badger her into accepting his suit, and Marguerite learns that unless she does, her entire family will suffer financially. Seilstad's light Christian historical romance sets the stage for subsequent tales featuring Iowa's elite at summer camp.
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  • Catalogue Code 303788
  • Product Code 9780800734459
  • ISBN 0800734459
  • EAN 9780800734459
  • Pages 368
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Revell
  • Publication Date Sep 2010
  • Sales Rank #58173
  • Dimensions 22 x 139 x 215 mm
  • Weight 0.302kg
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