Thursday, May 29, 2014

While Love Stirs - The Gregory Sisters 2 - by Lorna Seilstad

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About the book:

Take one lovely young woman.
Add two ambitious young men.
Stir . . . and stand back.

As a graduate of Fannie Farmer's School of Cookery, Charlotte Gregory is thrilled to have the opportunity to travel, lecture, and give cooking demonstrations on the very latest kitchen revolution--the gas stove. And she certainly doesn't mind that the gas company has hired the kindhearted Lewis Mathis to entertain at her lectures.

Lewis encourages Charlotte's 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?

Follow the second Gregory sister as she looks for true love and makes her way in a rapidly changing world in this breezy, lighthearted love triangle that will keep you guessing.

My review:

I liked this story about opposites attracting!  There were some nice romantic moments.  I found it interesting to learn more about cooking and about Charlotte's plans to reform the hospital food.  I liked both of the men in her life, but I had a harder time with Joel because of his need for control.  Besides the focus on giving God control, I liked that a character points out the importance of prayer.  I liked Charlotte a lot more in this story because she stood up for herself and others, whereas in the first book she had a very controlling boyfriend who ran her life.  The story's well-written and had just enough happening to keep my interest.  I would recommend reading book one first because the background given helps to understand Charlotte.  I'm looking forward to book three about the third sister, Tessa, because she's quite a character!  I recommend this book if you like historical romance.

I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

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

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