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Thursday, May 29, 2014

While Love Stirs Review!!!

While Love Stirs by Lorna Seilstad
Book Description:
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?

My Opinion:
Great sequel!  From the book description I was a little worried about this one.  I usually don't like love triangles because I get so twisted up if the heroine doesn't end up with the one I fell in love with and liked better!  So I'm usually in a state of anxiety (LOL!), but for me there was no question who Charlotte belonged with and should end up with from the beginning!  I LOVE Charlotte as a character!  In When Love Calls she worried and frustrated me with her relationship with George, so I was really cheering for her from the start.  And I was SO happy when she grew into a spunky young woman, with a mind of her own, and a passion with fierceness to back it up!  In this sequel though she is still struggling to find where God wants her to be exactly and how He wants he to use her gifts and talent.  Since I don't really want to give anything away I'll just say that I LOVE who Charlotte ends up with.  He is an amazing God led man, with his own quirks, who is excellent for her!  :)  Tessa the youngest has always been one of my favorite characters also and I CAN NOT wait for her story!  Spunky and feisty as ever she thinks she's found her dream and calling in While Love Stirs and plows right into it with all her wit, tenacity, and imagination!  I truly can not wait to see where Lorna leads this feisty young lady!  The pace is nice, there are some slips, but then it would pick back up and the dialogue is FANTASTIC and humorous!!!  From the competition, to the lectures, to the ball I really enjoy this book.  And in the mix of all of this lies a great mystery with many twists and turns that blew me away!  I do wish that there were a few more actual cooking scenes accompanying he demonstrations instead of just mentioning them at times, but maybe that's just me.  I just really loved the cooking demos and found them fascinating, as the gas stoves were the new and latest thing back then!  I recommend this read and overall think it is a fantastic sequel that has made it to my Favorite Books List!!!

Songs: "He Leadeth Me" by The Cluster Pluckers, "Hail! Hail! The Gangs All Here" by Classic Carnival Circus Calliope Music, "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon" by Doris Day, and "Butterfly Waltz" by Brian Crain

Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC

Ephesians 3:20, Proverbs 16:9, 2 Kings 4, Psalm 37:4


*I requested and received this book from Revell for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about While Love Stirs. ~ASC

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