Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Ride of Her Life by Lorna Seilstad

The Ride of Her Life by Lorna Seilstad is a fun glimpse into early amusement park history. Travel back in time to Lake Manawa, Iowa as Lilly Hart finds love again after the death of her husband. Taking care of an adventurous six year old boy is no easy task, especially for a single mother whose in-laws want to care for him in their own way. Lilly runs a lunch counter for the vacation town and is catering to the workers who are spending their days building the latest attraction: a roller coaster. Lilly is determined to never set foot on it and to keep her son as far from it as possible. The man in charge though slowly begins to warm her heart and...well, you have to read it to see how it ends! What a delightfully fun book. Easy to read and full of believable characters who will endear themselves to you. I highly recommend this one!
Also, nice to see some local history with the mention of the Leap the Dips in the author's note in the back of the book.

Available May 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Provided for review by Revell.

About the book:

The Ride of Her Life
By Lorna Seilstad

Lorna Seilstad creates an entertaining story filled with delightful characters and romance set at the Lake Manawa summer resort in 1906.  Feisty heroine Lilly Hart’s exploits will make you laugh out loud and sigh contentedly as she navigates the summer’s adventures.   
The only man pragmatic Lilly Hart needs in her life is a six year old. Widowed two years ago, Lilly leaves the shelter of her intrusive in-laws' home to stand on her own and provide for her young son by working for the summer as a cook at Lake Manawa. However, her in-laws find that life utterly unsuitable for their grandson, and when a row ensues, a handsome stranger--who designs roller coasters, of all things--intercedes on her behalf. Still, Lilly is not about to get involved with any man, especially this cocky (though charismatic) gentleman. Little does she know she is about to begin the ride of her life.

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.

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