Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Friday, May 23, 2014

While Love Stirs Book Review

The Gregory Sisters Series
Book Two
  • Take one lovely young woman.
  • Add two ambitious young men.
  • Stir . . . and stand back.
     As a graduate of Fannie Farmer's School of Cookery, Charlotte Gregory is thrilled to have the opportunity to travel, lecture, and give cooking demonstrations on the very latest kitchen revolution - the gas stove.  And she certainly doesn't mind that the gas company has hired the kindhearted Lewis Mathis to entertain at her lectures.
     Lewis encourages Charlotte's 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?
     Follow the second Gregory sister as she looks for true love and makes her way in a rapidly changing world in this breezy, lighthearted love triangle that will keep you guessing.

REVIEW:  This book is the second in The Gregory Sisters series.  Not having read the first, I had no problem understanding any part of this book.  It does a great job standing on its own. 
     Charlotte knows what she wants to do - help others by teaching them healthier ways to eat and how food can make them feel better and heal faster.  I like how she takes any opportunity to spread her knowledge, even if it causes some conflict with the superintendent to the local hospital.  The story also reminds the modern reader of the latest inventions during the early years of the 20th century, such as the gas stove, the telephone and automobiles.  I like how Charlotte is able to travel, teaching women how to use this newest technology while also spreading her knowledge of healthy eating.  Her desire to help those around her is one to be admired and emulated.
     There are twists and turns in the story that kept me guessing when money that has been earmarked for Joel's department and projects disappears.  This is a good book that is a easy read, great for summertime and vacations.

This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.
 Lorna Seilstad is the author of When Love Calls and the Lake Manawa Summers series.  A former high school English and journalism teacher, she has won several online writing contests and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.  Lorna lives in Iowa with her husband.  Learn more at

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