Making Waves was a very rewarding read, perfect for a summer and, even better was recently offered free!

Debut author Lorna Steistad chooses an unusual setting, the hey days of Lake Manawa near Council Bluffs, Iowa. This was instantly intriguing since I am familiar with the area. The vivid description recreates the carefree scene of yesteryear in a charming way.

Marguerite Westing is a vivacious young socialite frustrated with her mother’s attempts to marry her off to a respectable but incredibly boring suitor Roger. Marguerite’s father announces the family will be camping at Lake Manawa for the summer and she is thrilled at the chance to have a fun “summer of freedom” and escape Roger.

Marguerite is so endearing, you can’t help but love her. She makes several “errors of judgment” but her heart is sincere. She cons her younger brother into believing he wants to take sailing lessons, as an excuse for her to accompany him since women aren’t allowed on sailboats. Instructor Trip Andrews is everything Roger is not — fun, caring and about to steal Marguerite’s heart.

When Trip finds out about Marguerite’s lying, he wants nothing more to do with her.  Marguerite sets about with her usual determination to win him back, but her world is racked when she catches her father in a dangerous deception. She must look deep into her own heart to find the truth.

Making Waves is filled with light, uplifting humor while also drawing attention to a serious social issue affecting Council Bluffs to this day. The story took several surprising twists that made me raise to the end.

I hope you got it when it was free because today the price is $9.68. If you haven’t started the book yet, I recommend you take an afternoon and go sailing with Marguerite.
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