Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Ride of Her Life

The Ride of Her Life
Lorna Seilstad
ISBN: 978-0800734473
May 2012/384 pages/$14.99

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.

A history buff, antique collector, and freelance graphic designer, Lorna Seilstad is the author of Making Waves and A Great Catch. She draws her setting from her home state of Iowa. A former high school English and journalism teacher, she has won several online writing awards and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

Oh my goodness! This has been SUCH a fun series (my reviews of Making Waves and A Great Catch are here), and The Ride of Her Life is as entertaining as the new-fangled amusement park contraption promises to be! Lake Manawa is filled with charming characters--as well as a few not so charming! Lilly and her sweet boy, Levi, absolutely endeared themselves to me from the very beginning. (Her controlling and conniving in-laws, on the other hand, generated a whole other set of emotions!) And then there is Luke Perrin, who Lilly is determined to keep at arm's length, not trusting him or that roller coaster he's building. If you are looking for a great summer read, set up your beach chair at Lake Manawa and be swept away to 1906 for a delightful time!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Cathy said...

Linda, that sounds like a really good one!


I will have to check this one out. You have given me some good stuff to read lately...thanks. I was very sick and reading was about all I could handle.

Chelsey said...

This book looks amazing!!

New follower (:

Chelsey@Charming Chelsey's