Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad ~ 5 stars

Making Waves
Lorna Seilstad
Lake Manawa Summers series #1
Revell Publishing
About the book:
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?

My review:
Making Waves is a transporting read. I felt like I was AT the lake with Marguerite. (Now I want a vacation.) ;) There is a sweet, yet exciting theme in this book with the characters and setting. Marguerite definitely makes waves wherever she goes, and I like that about her. Her stubbornness sometimes gets her into trouble, but by the end of the book she is managing that pretty well. The hint of danger to the book also intrigued me and I thought the end especially was fast-paced while not being scary. I kind of wish she had ended the story a little later than she did with more resolution is certain areas, but since this is a series she might address those things in the next book. I would recommend this to someone who wants to read a book that will take them away for a little while and tell them a sweet, fun story.

Available September 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


Michelle Sutton said...

I felt the same way. I really enjoyed this story!

Carman said...

Michelle~ I'm so glad! :D It is a very fun book.

Sylvia said...

Oh, I love the sea and sailing sounds like fun. I have this book, but have just started it so have alot to look forward to.

Emily said...

Looks like a good read! I'll be sure to check it out sometime down the road.

I see you're homeschooled! Funny, so am I! In fact we're both in our senior year. Nice to meet you!

deb said...

Looks like a really good read. Thanks for the review!

John said...

Well, this doesn't look like my kind of book, but I bet my daughter would enjoy it. Great review!

Elyssa said...

Looks like a great book! I really like the cover! I'll definitely give it a try sometime.

Casey said...

I thought the ending was a tad rushed too, but such a fun read anyway! One of my favorites this year. I always enjoy your reviews and this is a great one, thanks!

Julia M. Reffner said...

GReat review! This looks like a fun book and I for one can't wait to read it.

justpeachy36 said...

I just reviewed this book on my blog. I liked it a lot and gave it 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag! I'm glad you liked it too...

karenk said...

i enjoyed reading your review :)

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Tammi said...

I think you wrote a very good review. I may have to add this book to my very long and still growing reading list.


Amanda said...

Thanks for the review! Not a lot of books are set here in Iowa, so this will definitely go on my reading list!
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LuLu said...

I reviewed this book as well, I loved it, this girl has some spunk, even though I could guess the outcome it kept me interested!! I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

~Lauri M

Michelle said...

I've had this one on my TBR list for awhile. I've been hearing a lot of good things about it! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the book. : )

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Trinity Rose said...

Thanks for the review. This book sounds like one I would really like to read. I also love the cover.
Trinity Rose
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misskallie2000 said...

Thanks for the Great review. Now I have to read Making Waves. lol

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barbjan10 said...

Great positive review. It definitely sounds like my type of story for light fun reading. I have won this book in a giveaway and am looking forward to receiving it. Thanks for inviting me to read your review. I enjoyed doing that. Keep writing.

Barb Shelton
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Carman said...

Thanks for all your comments! I read each of them. :)

And, Emily, it's nice to meet you too! Always fun to meet another homeschooler. :)