Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Book Review - "While Love Stirs"

"While Love Stirs" is Lorna Seilstad's latest novel and takes the reader back into the lives of the Gregory Sisters, this time focusing on the middle sister Charlotte, although all three girls are a part of the book. Charlotte has graduated from the Fannie Farmer's School of Cookery and she is ready to take on the world from her kitchen. However, not her own kitchen in her home, but a kitchen where she can cook for others.  As Charlotte meets resistance because she is a woman, she begins to feel defeated until she is offered a job with the gas company to travel and give lectures and teach women how to cook with using a gas stove. During this time as well Charlotte is trying to make changes in the hospital as she is appalled by the food that her sister Hannah is given after giving birth to her daughter. However, it seems that every time Charlotte has contact with Dr. Joel Brooks they are in disagreement and Charlotte is not taken seriously.  However, there is no denying the sparks between them.  As Charlotte travels she is spending a lot of time with Lewis whom sings before her lectures; Charlotte enjoys his company, so why does Joel continue to occupy her thoughts? 
I really enjoyed "While Love Stirs!"  I have enjoyed all of Lorna's books that I have read though! The Gregory sisters are such fun characters to spend time with and they are independent, spunky, and loveable.  Aunt Sam is a wonderful character as well and also is Molly whom is a perfect traveling companion to Charlotte. I am looking forward to continuing on Tessa's journey with her in the third book of this series! I highly recommend Lorna's books to historical romance fans as she has unique settings and storylines with loveable and fun characters!

*Thanks to Revell Reads for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*


  1. I have read the Lake Manawa series by Lorna Seilstad and loved it. I'm sure this series will be just as great!

  2. Hi Shannah - I think you will love this series as well then! :) I am excited to see what else Lorna writes in the future!