Friday, September 17, 2010

Making Waves Blog Tour

Set in 1895, Making Waves, by debut author Lorna Seilstad is the first book in the Lake Manawa Summers series.

When spunky Marguerite Westing discovers that her family will summer at Lake Manawa in 1895, she couldn't be more thrilled. It is 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 gambling problems 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 abandoning the family she loves?

Author Lorna Seilstad's fresh and entertaining voice will whisk readers away to a breezy lakeside summer holiday in Making Waves, the first book of the Lake Manawa Summers series.

Lorna Seilstad is a history buff, antique collector, and freelance graphic designer. A former high school English and journalism teacher, she has won several online writing awards and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives in and draws her setting from Iowa. This is her first novel.

MY REVIEW-I had never heard of Lorna before reading this book. Then I found out this was her debut novel:) So that explained why I had never seen her name anywhere. I was kind of hesitant about reading it as it is a debut novel because I have found authors get better as they write and normally debut novels are kind of stilted in the writing. But the cover of the book has a certain appeal and I thought it might be worth it.

Overall, the book was interesting. Her style of writing is good and I could not tell it was a debut novel. The only thing I had problems with is that there is never given much thought about the lying that goes on in the book. Yes it is brought up and shown as wrong but it is very quick. I thought more would be said about it. It was kind of glossed over. And I doubt the author realized she did this. And the end was kind of abrupt. It was a good read but I wish the author had put more thought into the parts I mentioned.

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

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