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?
Lorna Seilstad’s debut novel will have fans of Mary Connealy and Deeanne Gist sitting up and taking notice! Making Waves is a delightful novel, replete with wit, adventure and an attractive sailing instructor ahead of his time. Marguerite’s newly found passion for sailing in an era where women were forbidden from such past-times is refreshing and Trip’s willingness, despite his initial reluctance, to teach her makes for both a fun and interesting read. Roger’s utter incompatibility with Marguerite is so obvious that her failure to end the relationship from the get go is a bit unrealistic, particularly given Marguerite’s forthright and stubborn personality. That being said, Roger and the havoc he causes is essential to the storyline. With a good look at the consequences of untruthful behaviour, Making Waves is an excellent beginning to Lorna’s writing journey and I look forward to meeting more unique characters like Marguerite and Trip in A Great Catch, releasing in 2011.
Available September 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
With thanks to Revell for my review copy
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