The Ride of Her Life
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The Ride of Her Life

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • Baker Publishing Group
  • Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
  • Ada, MI, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0800734475
  • 9780800734473
  • 1,161,901

About Lorna Seilstad

A history buff, antique collector, and freelance graphic designer, Lorna Seilstad is the author of Making Waves and A Great Catch. She draws her setting from her home state of Iowa. A former high school English and journalism teacher, she has won several online writing awards and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.show more

Back cover copy

She's planted firmly on solid ground. He's ready to sweep her off her feet. The only man pragmatic Lilly Hart needs in her life is a six-year-old. Widowed for three years, Lilly has decided to leave the home of her intrusive in-laws to stand on her own. However, her in-laws find her new life as a cook at Lake Manawa utterly unsuitable for their grandson. When an argument ensues, a handsome stranger--who designs roller coasters, of all things--intercedes on her behalf. But Lilly is not about to get involved with any man, especially this cocky gentleman. Little does she know she is about to begin the ride of her life. Filled with the sweet romance of summer, The Ride of Her Life will have you laughing out loud and sighing contentedly as you spend the summer of 1906 at Lake Manawa. -With her expected wit and humor, Lorna Seilstad has penned another winner. Hang on and enjoy--this book is truly a fun ride.---Judith Miller, bestselling author of the Daughters of Amana series -Buckle up! With a sparkle of humor, heart-pumping romance, and a writing style that is fresh, fun, and addictive, Lorna Seilstad takes you along the fun-filled shores of Lake Manawa.---Julie Lessman, award-winning author of the Daughters of Boston and the Winds of Change series A history buff, antique collector, and freelance graphic designer, Lorna Seilstad is the author of Making Waves and A Great Catch. She draws her setting from her home state of Iowa. A former high school English and journalism teacher, she has won several online writing awards and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.show more

Our customer reviews

In the summer of 1906, Lilly Hart is a widow of two years with a six year old son. She is determined to provide for him without the help of her in-laws, and has accepted a position at a cafe at Lake Manawa Park. The crews are are still working, trying to get the park ready for opening day, when Lilly meets Nick, the designer of the new roller coaster ride. Lilly is not only afraid to take a chance on the new roller coaster, but is afraid to take a chance on a new love, as well. Once again, a writer has come along and shown me that Christian fiction can be well-written and entertaining. My complaints in the past have been too many cliches, too sappy, too unbelievably preachy, etc. Ms. Seilstad has avoided all of those. This novel is just a nice, light entertaining read, and is based on historical fact. The novel probably piqued my interest because historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, and the subject of old amusement parks really interests me. This novel is safe for any age, and certainly non-offensive. As stated earlier, I found it entertaining enough to give it 4 stars out of 5. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through Baker Publishing Group <http://www.BakerPublishingGroup.com > book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."show more
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