Seilstad’s new historical series, Lake Manawa Summers, is filled with characters who are funny, cunning, lovable and somehow always land on their feet. The blooming romance is a joy to read as it unfolds throughout the story.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1895. Marguerite Westing can’t wait to be summering in Lake Manawa with her family, so she can escape her boring suitor, Roger Gordon. He thinks they will be getting married, but that is not going to happen if Marguerite has her way. She decides to learn to sail in order to be around the sailing instructor, Tripp Andrews. But because of her father’s gambling addiction, if she does not marry Roger, her family will be ruined financially. Will she bow to family pressures or forsake her duties for a chance at true love? (REVELL, Sep., 368 pp., $14.99)