Sunday, May 27, 2012

Revell Blog Tour: The Ride of Her Life

Here's a description of the book from Revell:

"She's planted firmly on solid ground.

He's ready to sweep her off her feet.

The only man pragmatic Lilly Hart needs in her life is a six-year-old. Widowed for three years, Lilly has decided to leave the home of her intrusive in-laws to stand on her own. However, her in-laws find her new life as a cook at Lake Manawa utterly unsuitable for their grandson. When an argument ensues, a handsome stranger--who designs roller coasters, of all things--intercedes on her behalf. But Lilly is not about to get involved with any man, especially this cocky gentleman. Little does she know she is about to begin the ride of her life.

Filled with the sweet romance of summer, The Ride of Her Life will have you laughing out loud and sighing contentedly as you spend the summer of 1906 at Lake Manawa."

My Rating

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My Review

Lake Manawa is such a fun place to visit through the pages of Lorna Seilstad's "Lake Manawa Summers" trilogy! Just like its predecessors, The Ride of Her Life has a setting that sparkles in the sun and invites you to check out all of its surprises and thrills.

However, this third installment has a different dynamic than the first two, as it features a widowed mother of a rambunctious six-year-old who is ALL boy. Levi is sweet as all-get-out, and I love his innocence and exuberance. He sure has fun finding and taming various creatures! As historical romance, though, since a child is involved, the danger and tension centers mainly around him rather than the heroine - but there are still some tender moments just between the hero and the heroine. And the activities the three of them participate in as they explore the Midway and other attractions at Lake Manawa... So cute!

This story has a bit of a slow beginning, like a roller coaster that has to be pushed uphill before it can pick up speed. Yet, while I didn't love this book as much as I loved Making Waves and A Great Catch, I did find it to be a light, enjoyable read that gently reminds the reader that there are certain things in life that are worth the risks - and you don't have to face those risks alone.

*With thanks to Revell for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion.*

“Available May 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

4 comments:

Rissi said...

This book = too cute. ;D

Amber S. said...

Rissi,

Agreed! :)

~Amber

Rachelle Rea said...

Okay, I just honestly love that cover. You can just tell there's an adventure to be had, albeit one with a slow beginning. :)

And those two "taglines" are great! :)

Amber S. said...

Rachelle,

Definitely a fun and unique cover! :) And I agree about those taglines - great way to catch a romance reader's attention! ;) This book really is cute in many ways!

~Amber