Thursday, May 29, 2014

While Love Stirs by Lorna Seilstad (Review)

  • Series: The Gregory Sisters (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (May 6, 2014) 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800721824

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.

My Review:

I really enjoyed reading the second book in the Gregory Sisters series. It can stand alone even though the characters are the same. This book focuses on Charlotte Gregory and the sister that was the main character in the first is in the background. Charlotte loves to cook and is good at it. She graduated from the Fannie Farmer cooking school. Her main passion is better food for hospital patients. Her sister has a baby and she is horrified at what they give her to eat so she takes it up with the doctor, Joel Brooks. He is trying to watch the hospital budget.  Sparks fly from the beginning. There is also Lewis though, a sweet singer that goes on the road with her cooking shows. The characters and plot are well developed and interesting. It held my attention from the beginning. It is a great light summer Christian historical romance book. Recommended. :)

 Lorna Seilstad is the author of When Love Calls and the Lake Manawa Summers series. A former high school English and journalism teacher, she has won several online writing contests and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Lorna lives in Iowa with her husband. Learn more at

Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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