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Making waves : a novel / Lorna Seilstad.

By: Seilstad, Lorna.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Seilstad, Lorna. Lake Manawa summers: 1.; Seilstad, Lorna. Lake Manawa summers: 01.; Seilstad, Lorna. Lake Manawa summers: bk. 1.Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Revell, c2010Description: 363 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780800734459 (pbk.).Subject(s): Mate selection -- Fiction | Manawa, Lake (Iowa) -- FictionGenre/Form: Romance fiction. | Christian fiction. | Historical fiction. Summary: Nineteen-year-old Marguerite Westing finds two new loves--sailing and sailing instructor Trip Andrews--when her family summers at Lake Manawa, Iowa, in 1895, but a family crisis forces her to make a difficult decision.
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When spunky Marguerite Westing discovers that her family will summer at Lake Manawa in 1895, she couldn't be more thrilled. It is the perfect way to escape her agonizingly boring 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 gambling problems 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 abandoning the family she loves?<br><br>Author Lorna Seilstad's fresh and entertaining voice will whisk readers away to a breezy lakeside summer holiday. Full of sharp wit and blossoming romance, Making Waves is the first book in the LAKE MANAWA SUMMERS series.

Nineteen-year-old Marguerite Westing finds two new loves--sailing and sailing instructor Trip Andrews--when her family summers at Lake Manawa, Iowa, in 1895, but a family crisis forces her to make a difficult decision.

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Marguerite Westing is constantly pushing the boundaries of proper behavior in 1895 with her interest in astronomy, sailing, and other unfeminine pursuits. Her father indulges her, but her mother insists she marry Roger Gordon, a wealthy, socially prominent but boring and self-absorbed businessman. Marguerite's besetting sins are her flippancy, her impulsiveness, and her tendency to lie in order to get her way, all of which continuously land her in trouble. At Lake Manawa, a popular Iowa summer resort near Council Bluffs, she meets Trip Andrews, a boatmaker who needs to win the regatta and really doesn't like liars, and by lying she convinces him to teach her and her younger brother to sail. They fall in love, but Roger keeps turning up at the camp to badger her into accepting his suit, and Marguerite learns that unless she does, her entire family will suffer financially. Seilstad's light Christian historical romance sets the stage for subsequent tales featuring Iowa's elite at summer camp.--Welch, Lynne Copyright 2010 Booklist