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?

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-Inspirational author and speaker
As Love Blooms
Gregory Sisters Series Book 3- May 2015

Young romance opens like a rose . . . but even a rose has its thorns.

Tessa Gregory is nothing if not tenacious. Denied a position as a horticulturist at
prestigious Como Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota, she is not above a little benevolent
deception in order to get the park superintendent to change his mind and hire her. She
plans to infiltrate the world of wealthy and influential people in hopes of drumming up
financial support for a world-class conservatory. But before she can put those plans
into action, she meets Reese King, a handsome gardener at Como Park--and a major
distraction. Still, Reese might be the key to achieving her dream. But is his goal to help
her . . . or to capture her heart?

Against the lush backdrop of manicured gardens and greenhouses full of the exotic,
Lorna Seilstad weaves a sweet and sassy story that is sure to delight.

What people are saying about The Gregory Sisters

"A cut above the rest." --RT Book Reviews

"Thoroughly charming."--Maggie Brendan, author of the Heart of the West series
and The Blue Willow Brides series

"Delightful . . . a wonderfully satisfying read." --Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling
author of The Inn at Eagle Hill series

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

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.
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