Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Ride of Her Life by Lorna Seilstad

Here is my review of this wonderful novel:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Lorna Seilstad and her publisher for sending me a copy of "The Ride of Her Life" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

Lorna Seilstad beautifully tells the story of widow and single mom, Lilly Hart in her latest novel, “The Ride of Her Life”. Working as a cook at a Lake Manawa Resort lunch counter was not where Lilly thought she would be. But she is determined to carve out a life for herself and her son without the meddlesome “assistance” of her former in-laws. Another thing Lily didn’t expect was that Nick Perrin would find a way through the defenses she’d built and take up residence in her heart.

These aren’t the only challenges to this relationship. Nick designs and builds roller coasters, so Lilly knows that he won’t put down permanent roots in Lake Manawa, and the thing she wants more than anything is a home of her own. It also doesn’t help that Nick’s beautiful ex-fiance has returned to town and seemingly still has feelings for him.

This wonderful story is laced with faith in God, forgiveness and compassion. The characters are thoughtfully crafted and the plot is intricately woven to keep the reader turning pages long after the lights should have been turned off. Although part of the Lake Manawa Summers series, this novel reads incredibly as a stand-alone. This would be a wonderful book to take to the beach this summer!

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