"Buckle up! With a
sparkle of humor,
romance, and writing
style that is fresh, fun,
and addictive, Lorna
Seilstad taks you on
The Ride of Her
LIfe--and yours--along
the shores of 1906 Lake
--Julie Lessman,
award winning author
of the
Daughters of Boston
and the Winds of Change

"Lorna Seilstad pulled
me into the world she
created around Lake
Manawa with the lake
breeze, the sailboats,
and the leisure of
summer days. But the
love story and the
characters were what
made the book great.
This needs to be
everyone's first choice
for a vacation read, or if
you just want to open
the pages of a book and
be transported from
your recliner to the
--Mary Connealy, author,
Doctor in Petticoats and
Wrangler in Petticoats

"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."
~ Patsy Glans, reviewer,
Romantic Times Reviews,
4 1/2 stars
Lorna Seilstad - Bio

Award-winning author Lorna Seilstad has called Iowa home her
whole life. She received her B.S. in Education from Lubbock
Christian University. After her first child was born, she quit teaching
and became a professional wiper. “I wiped noses, tears, skinned
knees, baby's bottoms, and counter tops every day. But at nap
time, I wrote." Today, she writes historical fiction with a generous
dash of humor. She is the author of the Lake Manawa Summers
Series and the Gregory Sisters series, a wife, and a mother of
What others are saying about the Lake Manawa Summers series?

"With her expected wit and humor, Lorna Seilstad has penned another winner. You'll be captivated by the
characters and history in The Ride of Her Life. Hang on and enjoy--this book is truly a fun ride." --
Miller, best selling author of the Daughters of Amana series

"Lorna Seilstad won me over in Making Waves and A Great Catch with her combination of humor, hard-hitting
questions, and a charming setting at the a turn-of-the-century lakeside resort. The Ride of Her Life
completes the Lake Manawa series in the same delightful manner."
--Sarah Sundin, author of the popular
Wings of Glory and Wings of Nightingale series

"This humorous entry in the wildly popular 'Lake Manawa Summers' series features a breezy writing style and
entertaining characters. Recommended to readers who enjoy romantic humor, like those by Deanne Gist." --
Library Journal, April 15, 2012

"Set a few years after the events of Making Waves (2010) and portraying the same set of friends, Seilstad’s
impressive second effort is a beguiling inspirational summer romance."

"Book two in the Lake Manawa Summers series will charm the reader with its delightful community spirit. It is
a tribute to the midwestern lifestyle of celebrating both God and country."
--Romantic Times Book Reviews

"A Great Catch weaves humor, history, romance, and spiritual truths into a delicious story that will delight
readers' hearts. What a fun, relaxing read! I'd like to remain at Lake Manawa forever."
--Laura Frantz, author
of The Frontiersman's Daughter and Courting Morrow Little
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What others are saying about the Gregory Sisters series?

"Seilstad's sweet, amusing, heartwarming romance features vibrant and charming characters, intriguing
historical detail and genuine flashes of family humor. The readers roots not only for the hero and heroine,
but also for the engaging secondary characters." --Carolyn Martin,
Romantic Times Reviews, 4 stars, When
Love Calls

"A delightful story filled with entertaining, endearing characters. A wonderfully satisfying read." --Suzanne
Woods Fisher, bestselling author of the Stoney Ridge Seasons series.

"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

"This novel features a delightful, peppery heroine and a tasty hero. Their good humor, luminous faith and
heartfelt attraction make this second novel in the Gregory Sisters series a wholesome, satisfying and
thoroughly enjoyable read. Interesting, well-researched historical details and the immense likability of the
many well-rounded characters make for a novel that's a cut above the rest." --Carolyn Martin,
Romantic Times
s, 4 stars, While Love Stirs

"Set in St. Paul, Minnesota, the second historical romance in Seilstad's Gregory Sisters series is an artfully
decorated period piece with details that transport readers to an era of street cars and suffragists. As her
characters toe the line between pleasing others yet refusing to be manipulated by them, Seilstad expertly
charts the balance of control between Charlotte and Joel over the course of exciting and unexpected plot
twists." --Kate Campos,
Booklist, While Love Stirs

"Seilstad's second turn of the 20th century series entry is a fas-paced, well-crafted, and enjoyable historical
romance with snappy dialog and an engaging cast of characters." --
Library Journal, While Love Stirs