In Making Waves: A Novel (Lake Manawa Summers) by L.Seilstad, Marguerite Westing gets the opportunity to spend the summer with her family on the shores of Lake Manawa. She was so excited to get away from her boring admirer, Rodger Gordan. While there she stumbles upon two new loves sailing and Trip Andrews the sailing instructor. Her father has gambling problems that may tear the family apart. Rodger is willing to help the family if she marries him. Will Marguerite marry him to save her family or will she follow her heart and abandon her family? I will never tell. I guess you have to read the book to find out.
About the Author-
Lorna Seilstad has called Iowa home her whole life. She received her B.S. in education from Lubbock Christian University. After her first child was born, she quit teaching and became a professional wiper. "I wiped noses, tears, skinned knees, baby's bottoms, and countertops every day. But at naptime, I wrote." Today, she writes historical fiction with a generous dash of humor.
What a wonderful debut novel. I really disliked Rodger and Marguerite's mother but I loved the other characters. This book was charming, exciting, romantic and the setting was perfect. The book was easy to read and the storyline flowed rather quickly. I stayed up late to finish the book because I wanted to find out what would happen to Marguerite and Trip. Ms Seilstad has a wonderful way with words and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series A Great Catch.
Available September 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.