Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Ride Of Her Life by Lorna Seilstad

Welcome to a review of The Ride Of Her Life. Lilly is independent, and stubborn and missing her deceased husband, Ben. Her son, Levi, is into everything creature related. For example, building a house out of blocks while visiting his Grandparents, and then dumping ants into it. However, he isn't too happy when the ants aren't staying in their newly built house. Lilly has her hands full indeed just with raising her son. 

Turns out her former in-laws don't think she is up to the task, and she works full time running a pretty decent sized diner, so she is always cooking and cleaning. Her former in-laws want custody of Levi, and that is a threat that Lilly can't bear. When Nick comes into town Levi finds him fascinating. Nick can build things, like snake cages, and roller coasters! Nick seems like a really good guy, but Lilly isn't ready for anything else since loosing Ben. She is hurt, stressed, tired, and deep down, lonesome. It also might not be a good idea to get attached to Nick, he is just going to leave when the shows leave, and would be leaving her and Levi broken-hearted. Even so, too many people have their own agendas for Lilly and Levi's lives, and if Lilly is going to make it she has to figure out what God things, and where she really stands once and for all. 

This was a cute book, and Levi was simply a wonderful character. It would be nice to read a book with him grown, to see how he has changed or grown up. 


She's planted firmly on solid ground.
He's ready to sweep her off her feet.

The only man pragmatic Lilly Hart needs in her life is a six-year-old. Widowed for three years, Lilly has decided to leave the home of her intrusive in-laws to stand on her own. However, her in-laws find her new life as a cook at Lake Manawa utterly unsuitable for their grandson. When an argument ensues, a handsome stranger--who designs roller coasters, of all things--intercedes on her behalf. But Lilly is not about to get involved with any man, especially this cocky gentleman. Little does she know she is about to begin the ride of her life.
Filled with the sweet romance of summer, The Ride of Her Life will have you laughing out loud and sighing contentedly as you spend the summer of 1906 at Lake Manawa.
"With her expected wit and humor, Lorna Seilstad has penned another winner. You'll be captivated by the characters and history inThe Ride of Her Life. Hang on and enjoy--this book is truly a fun ride."--Judith Miller, bestselling author of the Daughters of Amana series
"Buckle up! With a sparkle of humor, heart-pumping romance, and a writing style that is fresh, fun, and addictive, Lorna Seilstad takes you on The Ride of Her Life--and yours--along the fun-filled shores of 1906 Lake Manawa."--Julie Lessman, award-winning author of the Daughters of Boston and the Winds of Change series.

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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Available May 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

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