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5.26.2014

While Love Stirs ~ Review

While Love Stirs
While Love Stirs
The Gregory Sisters, Book 2
By Lorna Seilstad

While Love Stirs is the second book in the Gregory Sisters series and it is just as entertaining as the first book When Love Calls.  First off Charlotte has graduated from the Fannie Farmer's School of Cookery and she is determined to use her newly acquired skills to change the world -- if only the world would cooperate.

First up get a job at a well-known kitchen as a chef's assistant.  But all the kitchens are run by male chefs, who are of the opinion the only kitchen a woman belongs in is the one procured for her by her husband!

Then the food found on the hospital trays is an absolute travesty.  And after seeing what Hannah is served after her daughter is born, Charlotte finds another reason to champion food for the ill and convalescent.  But Dr. Joel Brooks may be a bit of a problem when it comes to dietary reform.  And an even bigger problem for her heart if she's not careful.

While this is Charlotte's story, Tessa manages to get herself into a bit of a situation when she gets a job at a theater.  Tessa's a typical youngest sister with her teasing of Charlotte about her potential suitors.  And Hannah is a support as Charlotte tries to determine where her heart is leading her.

I really love the Gregory sisters and can't wait to see what comes next.  This is a feel good book and it is a great way to give yourself a boost when you've had a hard day.  The importance of family is shown in this book.  Another important focus of While Love Stirs is trust and Charlotte and Joel both have problems with trust that only love can overcome.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Revell in exchange for my honest review.


Take one lovely young woman.
Add two ambitious young men.
Stir . . . and stand back.

As a graduate of Fannie Farmer's School of Cookery, Charlotte Gregory is thrilled to have the opportunity to travel, lecture, and give cooking demonstrations on the very latest kitchen revolution--the gas stove. And she certainly doesn't mind that the gas company has hired the kindhearted Lewis Mathis to entertain at her lectures.

Lewis encourages Charlotte's work, especially her crusade to introduce fresh, appetizing, nutritious food to those convalescing in hospitals. But young hospital superintendent Dr. Joel Brooks is not convinced any changes should be made--especially by this outspoken young woman.

When Charlotte and Joel are coerced into planning a fund-raising gala for the hospital, will this combustible pair explode?

Follow the second Gregory sister as she looks for true love and makes her way in a rapidly changing world in this breezy, lighthearted love triangle that will keep you guessing.

Lorna Seilstad is the author of When Love Calls and the Lake Manawa Summers series. A former high school English and journalism teacher, she has won several online writing contests and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Lorna lives in Iowa with her husband. Learn more at www.lornaseilstad.com.