Bring A Surfboard For Making Waves
This review is for the novel "Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad.
So this book has the distinction of being the very first book that I read on my kindle app for my IPhone. I was skeptical about reading a book on my IPhone but found it comes in really handy if I want to read in bed and the light would bother hubs, but let's get back to the review! :o)
Right off the bat, the cover of the book caught my attention. I adore the beach and loved the bright colors that were displayed in the cover choice.
Marguerite Westing is our title character and she is definitely fun to read about. A lot of books that I have read in my life have been predictable. Pretty much you almost know what's going to happen before it does and who is going to end up together in the end.
While this novel did have its somewhat predictable side, cause who are we kidding, that's just the way it is with romance novels, it was a truly interesting read.
Parts of it kept me on the edge of my seat and definitely kept me flicking to the next page ;)
It is a historical novel set in 1895 and most of their time is spent at Lake Manawa "camping out". Which means, feather beds and hired help for them.
Marguerite pushes the bounds of convention at every chance she gets. She bicycles wearing her special cycling outfits, she longs to learn to sail around the lake, which is considered highly improper for a lady, and she is a member of the suffrage movement.
Add into this mix an indulgent father, an ominous suitor, who has a most annoying mustache, and a harsh mother who pushes said unwanted suitor on Marguerite and you have the makings of a great story.
It's all there in this book, adventure, sorrow and disappointment, intrigue and very interesting characters.
You thrill with Marguerite as she experiences sailing on the lake for the first time, you cringe when she tells a lie, you're sad when she is bitterly disappointed by her favorite person in the world, and triumphant when it all turns out in the end.
This book will remind you that everyone has sorrows and not everything is always as it seems in the end.
Hope your Monday is going swimmingly :O)
Thought for the day~ Real and True Friends will be there no matter what. Kind of like mail delivery...neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow ;)