My review of The Ride of Her life by Lorna Seilstad

About the book:
The only man pragmatic Lilly Hart needs in her life is a six year old. Widowed two years ago, Lilly leaves the shelter of her intrusive in-laws’ home to stand on her own and provide for her young son by working for the summer as a cook at Lake Manawa. However, her in-laws find that life utterly unsuitable for their grandson, and when a row ensues, a handsome stranger–who designs roller coasters, of all things–intercedes on her behalf. Still, Lilly is not about to get involved with any man, especially this cocky (though charismatic) gentleman. Little does she know she is about to begin the ride of her life.Filled with delightful characters and the romance of summer, The Ride of Her Life is another supremely entertaining story from the witty Lorna Seilstad. Readers will laugh out loud and sigh contentedly as they spend the summer of 1906 in Lake Manawa.
My review:
I’m a bit sad to see this series end. I’ve enjoyed each novel and experiencing the romantic conflicts therein. This story was especially sweet because of the little boy, Levi. He had so many cute phrases and his excitement over everything was quite contagious. I found Nick’s affection for the child quite precious, and if I were a single mom, that relationship alone would melt my heart.  Oh, and the hero, Nick, with the “lethal” blue eyes held my heart early on.I enjoyed the emotional ups and downs with this story and watching Lilly grow over time. She was a real stinker at first because she was stubborn and fearful over everything, but she did learn to let go of trying to control all aspects of her life and always protecting her heart. She was rewarded for learning to trust God with her circumstances and trusting Nick with her heart. It was a beautiful thing to behold when she finally allowed herself to let Nick into her heart to stay. Those yummy kisses were breath-stealing, too.The author really knows how to write a fun and enjoyable romantic beach read. I enjoyed spending time at Lake Manawa and experiencing love with each of these characters. I highly recommend this series.

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