Summer Fun in a Book: The Ride of Her Life (Lake Manawa Summers, Book 3) by Lorna Seilstad

The Ride of Her Life
(Lake Manawa Summers, Book 3)
by Lorna Seilstad
Copyright 2012
Revell Books
ISBN: 9780800734473
About the Book:
She's planted firmly on solid ground. He's ready to sweep her off her feet.

The only man pragmatic Lilly Hart needs in her life is a six-year-old. Widowed for three years, Lilly has decided to leave the home of her intrusive in-laws to stand on her own. However, her in-laws find her new life as a cook at Lake Manawa utterly unsuitable for their grandson. When an argument ensues, a handsome stranger--who designs roller coasters, of all things--intercedes on her behalf. But Lilly is not about to get involved with any man, especially this cocky gentleman. Little does she know she is about to begin the ride of her life.

Filled with the sweet romance of summer, The Ride of Her Life will have you laughing out loud and sighing contentedly as you spend the summer of 1906 at Lake Manawa.

My Thoughts:
Oh where, oh where do I begin? How about with this...The Ride of Her Life is fun, romantic and sure to satisfy everyone who is a fan of this series and bring new fans on board? Yep, I think that just about says it all but since I need to write a review with just a little more substance I'll type that Ms. Lorna Seilstad has the knack for writing a great Christian story. Her characters are so full of life and flavor, especially Nick who just adds the right amount of spice to rock Lilly Hart, our heroine's, world - in the cleanest sense of course! ;-) Even the secondary character's like Miss Eugenia, Lilly's rather inexperienced kitchen helper, added to this tale about friendship, love and the huge issue of trust. I really appreciated the fact that most of the people weren't overly exaggerated, meaning they weren't completely good and righteous or terribly evil. There was definitely a "true to life" balance that I liked. I was so glad to see that Marguerite and Emily from Making Waves and A Great Catch didn't fall off the radar and were a big part of this story too. When all's said and done this is a wonderful conclusion to the series and I will miss Lake Manawa. Good stuff!

My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

To learn more about Lorna and her books visit HER WEBSITE

*I received my complimentary copy from the publisher at the author's request. I am an "influencer" for the author but I wasn't obligated to provide the above review and wouldn't have done so if I could not have honestly said that I enjoyed the book.*

Happy Reading!


  1. I review this at the end of the month - really looking forward to it. =)

  2. Yay!! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one!! I have this one for review!! :)

    1. Have you read the other books in the series? They are so cute! I hope you like this one!

      XOXO~ Renee C.

  3. Sounds so cute and fun. And how can you not love that cover? Man rides must have been so scary back in the day.

    1. LOL Juju I was thinking the same exact thing, no safety belts or anything! Thank you for visiting today.

      XOXO~ Renee


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