WHILE LOVE STIRS
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.
First things first. What a cover!!! I love the purple and the heroine is stunning. There's something about the way she's looking out at me, and the tilt of her lips that captures Charlotte perfectly. I read on the bus as I commute to work and I have had more people ask me about the this book then any other. They are enthralled by the cover and want to know what I'm reading. Great for Revell and the author but bad for poor little ol' me who just wanted to read! I guess I shouldn't complain since I got to share Christian fiction with people who didn't know it existed but still...
While Love Stirs is the second book in the Gregory Sisters series but no worries if you haven't read the first one, When Love Calls. It reads very well as a standalone though Hannah and Lincoln fans will get a thrill catching up with them.
True confession, third sister, Tessa stole my heart. She's such a scamp and I don't know how the author will manage to tame her when her time comes for romance! But that's one of the joys of reading a Seilstad book, her characters come alive and you can't help but love them all.
Fascinating historical detail sets the stage for an incredible read. Charlotte and Joel have that push, pull kind of attraction that heightens the romantic tension and pulls me in every time. And ohlalala, the toe-curling love scenes are not to be missed! Add in Seilstad's trademark humour, an intriguing subplot and a host of interesting secondary characters and you have all the makings of a runaway bestseller. Definitely a book you don't want to miss.
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My thanks to the author and Revell for sending me a complimentary copy of While Love Stirs.