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Monday, June 9, 2014

While Love Stirs...Review

About the book:
After graduating from Fannie Farmer's School of Cookery in 1910, Charlotte Gregory is ready to stir things up. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to travel, lecture, and give cooking demonstrations on the very latest kitchen revolution--the gas stove--and certainly doesn't mind that the gas company has hired the handsome Lewis Mathis to perform at her lectures. Lewis encourages her work, especially her crusade to introduce fresh, appetizing, nutritious food to those convalescing in hospitals. But young hospital superintendent 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, will this combustible pair explode?

Fan favorite Lorna Seilstad is back with a breezy, lighthearted love triangle that will keep readers guessing. Attention to historic detail adorns the timeless story of a young woman looking for true love and making her way in a rapidly changing world.

Charlotte Gregory is a feisty young cook, recently graduated from cooking school.  Wanting to make a name for herself, she struggles to find a restaurant that will hire her.  After winning a cooking contest, she is offered a joy traveling for the gas company and demonstrating the newest kitchen invention, the gas stove.

Meeting Dr. Joel Brooks at the hospital after her sister has given birth, Charlotte does not endear herself to the young doctor with her suggestions for improving the hospital food.   Joel and Charlotte, however, are thrown together as they plan a gala for the hospital and they find themselves drawn towards one another.

Add in a spirited younger sister and kind-hearted aunt and a jealous cooking contestant, this is one delightful story with a terrific mix of history, drama and romance with a generous dash of humor.

I have never been disappointed in Lorna Seilstad and the first novel in this series, When Love Calls, is one of my favorites.  I was thrilled when this one became available.  Second in the Gregory Sisters series, the novel stands alone just fine, but it's always a richer story if you read them in order.

Thanks to Lanette at 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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