Marguerite Westing was about to have a summer of her life in the book Making Waves, by Lorna Seilstad, but little did Marguerite know her experiences in the summer of 1895 at Lake Manawa, Iowa would change her life forever. Marguerite was part of a wealthy family who decided to vacation at the lake for a summer. She was hoping it would provide her the opportunity to distance herself from the boring suitor her mother was pushing upon her, but it became so much more than that. Although not necessarily her intention, through her experiences on the lake, she found adventure, a love of sailing, and a relationship in the form of her sailing instructor, Trip Andrews.
When Marguerite finds love, she finds out things are not necessarily how she first thought. Her family has some hidden secrets which may prevent her from being with the man she loves. She must make the hard decision between remaining true to her family or following the path God has in store for her. This book is full of romance and familial ties which kept me captivated throughout the entire work. Marguerite’s determination in following her dreams and her strong relationship with God are both character traits I was impressed with and hope to emulate in my own life.
“Available September 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”