Her parents would need to purchase a large headstone to fit all the words of the epitaph, but they could do it. Money wasn't an issue, and after bearing this unbelievable torture, she deserved an enormous marble marker complete with a plethora of flowery engravings. She could see the words now:
Here lies Marguerite Westing.Making Waves, pg. 9
Only nineteen, but now she's resting.
Strolling through the park with Roger Gordon,
Once full of life, she died of boredom.
Back Cover: Sun, summer, and a scrumptious sailing instructor. What more could a girl want?
When spunky Marguerite Westing discovers that her family will spend the summer of 1895 at Lake Manawa, Iowa, she couldn't be more thrilled. It's the perfect way to escape her agonizingly boring suitor, Roger Gordon. It's also where she stumbles upon two new loves: sailing, and sailing instructor Trip Andrews.
But this summer of fun turns to turmoil as her father's secret threatens to ruin the family forever. Will free-spirited Marguerite marry Roger to save her father's name and fortune? Or will she follow her heart - even if it means hurting the family she loves?
Full of sharp wit and blossoming romance, Making Waves will whisk you away to a breezy lakeside summer holiday.
My Review: Making Waves is a wonderfully fun read. This book is the first in the Lake Manawa Summer series and I'm looking forward to reading the others when they come out. This story is absolutely delightful. There is romance, adventure, mystery and danger all wrapped up with fun to read dialogue and characters that you can't help loving. This book would make a perfect companion on a rainy afternoon.
My Recommendation: I highly recommend this novel to lovers of light-hearted historical romance.