Thursday, May 1, 2014

While Love Stirs

GIVEAWAY

SEILSTAD, LORNA
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.

My Review:

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.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:
If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of While Love Stirs please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 4  2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.


My thanks to the author and Revell for sending me a complimentary copy of While Love Stirs.

37 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the cover! Story sounds great, too!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I know, doesn't it just make you smile? Good luck Janka!

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  2. That is a lovely cover. Thanks for the opportunity of the giveaway.
    huletthouse at mchsi dot com

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    1. You're welcome sweetpea. Good luck!

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  3. This book is sitting at the top of my to-read pile. I'm itching to get to it! (So don't enter me.)

    Great review, as always, Kav!

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    1. Thanks Brenda...you're going to love it. So many little details that polished it off to perfection. I'd need a novel to write them all.

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  4. This sounds good. Her expression just makes you want to know what is going on in her life. I just picked up the first one last week and would enjoy winning the second.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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    1. I know -- perfect cover! Good luck, Boos Mum.

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  5. I've been wanting to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    Aerykah
    crazybooklover7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. You're welcome, Aerykah! Good luck!

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  6. While Love Stirs sounds like such a fun book to read! Thank you for offering a copy.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. I love reading historicals and Charlotte sounds like quite a lady. All the characters sound intriguing. I love the book cover too. Lorna is a new author to me.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. She's fabulous, Maryann. You'll love it! Good luck!

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  8. I love the cover of the book
    Would love to win it
    oh (dot) hello(dot) hiya @ gmail.com

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  9. No kidding "what a cover" .... they get you every time, and I'd love to read this one too. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I think it's the purple that's a surprise. You don't see that colour on book covers often so it grabs your eye. Good luck, Becky!

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  10. I love historicals and am adding this one to my TBR list! Thank you for the chance to win!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck!

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  11. Oh! Would love to be entered to win this! This author is so fun!

    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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  12. How neat... that this book is the most intriguing one to strangers, cover-wise. :) I can see why. I've never read anything by Lorna Seilstad... I think I need to go look her up! Thank you for the chance at this giveaway. Blessings to you! ~Faith mickeydogATmyfairpointDOTnet

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    1. You definitely do, Faith. Good luck!

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  13. I enjoy Lorna's writing and would love to win While Love Stirs. Thanks for the chance.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  14. I really liked her Lake Manawa series! Please enter me. Clp1777 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. That was a great series and this one is too. Good luck, Courtney.

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  15. This sounds great! She's a new author to me.
    Thanks, Kav!
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. You'll love her, Amy. Good luck!

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  16. Great review! I have been wanting to read the first book in this series for awhile and now I want to read this one too! Thanks for the chance to win!
    gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I just downloaded the first book in this series, so I would love to win book #2!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Here's hoping you do, Patty. Good luck!

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  18. Great review for a great book. Thank you, Kav! You do such a great job. I would love this book.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  19. Oh, this sounds fun, I remember getting a Fannie Farmer cookbook as a girl! :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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