The Lake Manawa Series

Making Waves
Book 1 -Sept.  2010

Lake Manawa may mean peace, but a witty debutante finds only turmoil when Mr. Boring presses for an
engagement, and she meets a intriguing sailing instructor who is everything her hum drum suitor is not.

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. Full
of sharp wit and blossoming romance, Making Waves is the first book in the Lake Manawa Summers series.

Read a sample of the book here.

A Great Catch
Book 2 - May 2011

If a never-grow-up baseball player strikes out with a spunky suffragette,  Independence Day may take on a whole
new meaning.

When twenty-two year old Emily Graham’s meddlesome aunts and grandmother take it upon themselves to find her a
husband among the Lake Manawa resort guests, the spunky, slightly clumsy suffragette is determined to politely
decline each and every suitor. Busy working in the suffrage movement, she has neither the time nor the need for a man
in her life. The “cause” God has called her to is much too important.

Carter Stockton, a recent college graduate and a pitcher for the Manawa Owls, intends to enjoy every minute of the
summer at Lake Manawa before he is forced into the straight-laced, dawn-to-dusk business world of his stern father.  
He has no plans for romance until Emily crashes into his life at a roller skating rink.

When subterfuge and distrust interfere with their budding romance, will the pitcher strike out completely? Or will the
suffragette find strength in her faith and cast her vote for a love that might costs her dreams?  

Read a sample of the book here.

The Ride of Her Life
Book 3- May 2012

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

The only man pragmatic Lilly Hart needs in her life is four feet tall and six years old.

Widowed two years ago, Lilly left the shelter of her intrusive in-laws home to stand on her own and provide for her son,
Levi. She figures after a summer of working at the lake, she should have enough money for a place in the city where
she could get a job at the candy factory. When her interfering in-laws show up at the Midway diner where she’s
employed insisting her tent home at Lake Manawa is unsuitable, she is furious. They demand she allow Levi’s return
to their home. A verbal altercation ensues and a handsome stranger intercedes on her behalf.

The stranger, she soon learns, is the roller coaster designer, Nick Perrin. But Lilly is not about to get involved with any
man, especially a cocky rich man whose job requires him to travel the country. Charismatic Nick, however, is hard to

Saving Levi pulls them together, but will Lilly let her fears tear them apart?

Read a sample from the book here.
-Inspirational author and speaker
While Love Stirs
Gregory Sisters Series Book 2- May 2014

Take one lovely young woman.
Add two ambitious young men.
Stir . . . and stand back.

As a graduate of Fannie Farmer's School of Cookery, Charlotte Gregory is thrilled to have the
opportunity to travel, lecture, and give cooking demonstrations on the very latest kitchen revolution--
the gas stove. And she certainly doesn't mind that the gas company has hired the kindhearted Lewis
Mathis to entertain at her lectures.

Lewis encourages Charlotte's work, especially her crusade to introduce fresh, appetizing, nutritious
food to those convalescing in hospitals. But young Dr. Joel Brooks is not convinced any changes
should be made--especially by this outspoken young woman.

When Charlotte and Joel are coerced into planning a fund-raising gala for the hospital, with this
combustible pair explode?

Follow the second Gregory sister as she looks for true love and makes her way in a rapidly changing
world in this breezy, lighthearted love triangle that will keep you guessing.

When Love Calls
Gregory Sisters Series Book 1- May 2013

Both Hannah and Lincoln are interested in rings-- only she wants
hers at the end of a receiver and he wants his on her finger.

Hannah Gregory is good at many things, but that list doesn't include following rules. So when she is forced to apply
for a job as a telephone switchboard operator to support her two sisters, she knows it won't be easy. "Hello Girls"
must conduct themselves according to strict-and often bewildering-rules. No talking to the other girls. No chatting
with callers. No blowing your nose without first raising your hand. And absolutely no consorting with gentlemen
while in training.

Meanwhile, young lawyer Lincoln Cole finds himself in the unfortunate position of having to enforce the bank's
eviction of the three Gregory girls from their parents' home. He tries to soften the blow by supporting them in
small ways as they settle into another home. But fiery Hannah refuses his overtures and insists on paying back
every cent of his charity.

When one of Hannah's friends finds himself on the wrong side of a jail cell, Hannah is forced to look to Lincoln for
help. Will it be her chance to return to her dreams of studying law? And could she be falling in love?
With historic details that bring to life the exciting first decade of the twentieth century, Lorna Seilstad weaves a
charming tale of camaraderie and companionship that blossoms into love. Readers will get lost in this sweet
romance and will eagerly look forward to championing each sister's dreams.

"Seilstad delivers a heartwarming story of a delightful heroine who enjoys taking the lead on everything, including
solving a mystery--until love comes calling and she's compelled to answer. Filled with witty prose and engaging
characters, When Love Calls is a thoroughly charming love story."

           --Maggie Brendan, author of the Heart of the West series and the Blue Willow Brides series
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