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Monday, September 13, 2010

Making Waves

Making Waves is a playful, entertaining read that made me wish I was at Lake Manawa when this story took place.  I had a hard time believing this was Lorna’s first novel!  She writes like a seasoned pro and I thought that the story flowed effortlessly. 

This historical fiction romance is based on the real resort that used to be at Lake Manawa and I enjoyed the author’s note at the back of the book which gives more information about the history of the resort, the Midway and the attractions that were built there. 

The main character, Marguerite Westing is an exciting, adventurous young woman who keeps you guessing as to what she’ll do next! Although her parents are confident that she’ll marry the wealthy albeit stuffy Roger Gordon (their preferred choice for her husband), Marguerite finds him dreadfully boring and considers time spent with him to be pure torture. When the Westing family spends the summer camping at Lake Manawa, Marguerite manages to get herself into all sorts of quirky predicaments and finds (quite unexpectedly) that she’s attracted to Trip Andrews, the handsome sailor and shipbuilder who rescues her when she falls into the lake.  Trip is everything Marguerite dreams about and is the complete opposite of her intended husband.  As she tries to shake off the feelings she’s developing for Trip, Roger becomes more possessive of her and pushes for a formal engagement.  Meanwhile, Marguerite discovers a secret that could rip her family apart and is torn about whether or not to confront the situation. This story has everything you could ask for – comedy, romance, adventure, mild suspense and makes for a great summer read.  I can’t wait for Lorna’s next book! 

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

This book was provided free for review by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

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