Christian Fiction Review: Making Waves (Lake Manawa Summers, Book 1) by Lorna Seilstad

Making Waves (Lake Manawa Summers, Book 1)
by Lorna Seilstad
Copyright 2010
Revell Books
368 pages
ISBN: 9780800734459
Fiction/Historical Romance

From the publisher:
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 Review:
What a sweet debut novel! There's nothing like a good, clean, summer read and if you're like me, a girl who hates to see summer's end, you're always looking for books to keep the fun going! A lakeside campsite on Lake Manawa definitely has that summer vibe! I've read mountains of historical romances and I must say what makes this one so good is the setting. Most of the books that I've read set in the 1890s are set in the West or in the city but this one was set on a lake resort in Iowa. How cool right? Oh, did I also mention there's a hunky sailing instructor involved?

Making Waves has it all romance, fun, a guy with a creepy mustache and lessons about lying and it's consequences. Of course there's the obligatory happily ever after too but I'm not telling who gets it. ;-) I was really satisfied with this sweet debut from Lorna Seilstad and I'm sure you will be too if you love Christian themed romance!

To learn more about Lorna (she's a Josh Groban fan like me) visit:
Her Website

* I received my copy from the publisher as an influencer for the author.*


  1. This sounds SO splendid. I love it. Please stop by my blog today. I'm hosting a cool contest :)

  2. So glad you enjoyed this one, Renee! I'm looking forward to reading it. :)


  3. I'm planning to start this one today! Loved your review...and I love me some Josh Groban, so I may have to go check out Lorna's website! :o)

  4. I hope you like it! BTW Josh Groban has a new single out from his upcoming album you can check it out on his site for free!

    XOXO~ Renee


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