Monday, May 28, 2012
The Ride of Her Life...Review
The only man pragmatic Lilly Hart needs in her life is a six year old. Widowed two years ago, Lilly leaves the shelter of her intrusive in-laws' home to stand on her own and provide for her young son by working for the summer as a cook at Lake Manawa. However, her in-laws find that life utterly unsuitable for their grandson, and when a row ensues, a handsome stranger--who designs roller coasters, of all things--intercedes on her behalf. Still, Lilly is not about to get involved with any man, especially this cocky (though charismatic) gentleman. Little does she know she is about to begin the ride of her life.
Filled with delightful characters and the romance of summer, The Ride of Her Life is another supremely entertaining story from the witty Lorna Seilstad. Readers will laugh out loud and sigh contentedly as they spend the summer of 1906 in Lake Manawa
Persistence is often necessary when it comes to love and Nick Perrin is the definition of persistence. Lilly and Nick were wonderful. Levi is adorable. Lilly's in-laws were frustrating and mean and the story is compelling and entertaining. This is a story full of humor and the dips and swirls and speed of Nick's roller coaster.
Marguerite, Tripp, Emily and Carter from Making Waves and A Great Catch all return although the book, like the others, stands alone well. It's a much richer story, however, when you read them all in order.
A fantastic end to an enjoyable trilogy. I was sad to say good-bye to Lake Manawa. I enjoyed learning about roller coasters and the author's notes in the back.
Available May 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Thanks to Donna Hausler of Baker Publishing for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Lorna Seilstad here. You can purchase your own copy here.
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