When spunky Marguerite Westing discovers that her family will spend the summoer of 1895 at Lake Manawa, Iowa, she couldn’t be more thrilled. It’s the perfect way to escape her agonizingly borin 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 secrets 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 hurting the family she loves?
Seilstad’s unique setting, intriguing characters, and easy-to-read style kept me engaged from start to finish. Her descriptions put you in Iowa so that you feel the summer heat and the cool lake water. You don’t simply watch the characters interact, you get to know and care for them, thanks to Seilstad’s careful crafting. A must-read for lovers of historical romance – you won’t want to miss “Making Waves”.
*I have a lot of books that I agreed to review last month. I’m holding onto them and will have a giveaway bonanza in late October/early November. This will be included – stay tuned!!