Lorna Seilstad

Lorna SeilstadLorna Seilstad brings history back to life using a generous dash of humor. After her first child was born, she quit teaching and became a professional wiper. She says she wiped noses, tears, skinned knees, and baby bottoms, but at nap time, she wrote. She is the author of the Lake Manawa Summers Series and the Gregory Sisters Series. She and her husband have three children and call Iowa home.

Find out more at www.lornaseilstad.com or connect with her on Facebook and on Twitter.


About Lorna’s newest book:

While Love Stirs
Gregory Sisters Series Book 2- May 2014

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 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, with 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.

Review from Romantic Times:

“This novel features a delightful, peppery heroine and a tasty hero. Their good humor, luminous faith and heartfelt attraction make this second novel in the Gregory Sisters series a wholesome, satisfying and thoroughly enjoyable read. Interesting, well-researched historical details and the immense likability of the many well-rounded characters make for a novel that’s a cut above the rest.” –Carolyn Martin, Romantic Times Reviews, 4 stars

What Lorna’s readers say:

“Hannah Gregory is my kind of gal: smart, feisty, loyal, and resilient. When Love Calls is a delightful story filled with entertaining, endearing characters. Lorna Seilstad’s trademark is to embroider her novels with historical detail while providing a wonderfully satisfying read.”

Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of the Stoney Ridge Seasons series and host of weekly radio show Amish Wisdom

“Lorna Seilstad has a way of dropping her characters into interesting times, and she’s done it again in When Love Calls. Readers will like getting to know Hannah, the oldest Gregory sister, as she finds out that giving up one dream doesn’t mean doors won’t open up to new opportunities–and, even better, the chance to answer when love calls. With engaging characters and neat history, this new series about the Gregory sisters promises much reading entertainment.”

Ann H. Gabhart, author of Angel SisterWords Spoken True, and The Gifted

“Seilstad delivers a heartwarming story of a delightful heroine who enjoys taking the lead on everything, including solving a mystery–until love comes calling and she’s compelled to answer. Filled with witty prose and engaging characters, When Love Calls is a thoroughly charming love story.”

Maggie Brendan, author of the Heart of the West series and the Blue Willow Brides series

“Buckle up! With a sparkle of humor, heart-pumping romance, and writing style that is fresh, fun, and addictive, Lorna Seilstad taks you on The Ride of Her LIfe–and yours–along the shores of 1906 Lake Manawa.”
–Julie Lessman,
award winning author of the Daughters of Boston and the Winds of Change series

“Lorna Seilstad pulled me into the world she created around Lake Manawa with the lake breeze, the sailboats, and the leisure of summer days. But the love story and the characters were what made the book great. This needs to be everyone’s first choice
for a vacation read, or if you just want to open the pages of a book and be transported from
your recliner to the beach.”
–Mary Connealy, author, Doctor in Petticoats and Wrangler in Petticoats

“Seilstad’s new historical series, Lake Manawa Summers, is filled with characters who are funny, cunning, lovable, and somehow always land on their feet. The blooming romance is a
joy to read as it unfolds throughout the story.”
~ Patsy Glans, reviewer, Romantic Times Reviews, 4 1/2 stars

“With her expected wit and humor, Lorna Seilstad has penned another winner. You’ll be captivated by the characters and history in The Ride of Her Life. Hang on and enjoy–this book is truly a fun ride.” —Judith Miller, best selling author of the Daughters of Amana series

“Lorna Seilstad won me over in Making Waves and A Great Catch with her combination of humor, hard-hitting questions, and a charming setting at the a turn-of-the-century lakeside resort. The Ride of Her Life completes the Lake Manawa series in the same delightful manner.” –Sarah Sundin, author of the popular Wings of Glory and Wings of Nightingale series

“This humorous entry in the wildly popular ‘Lake Manawa Summers’ series features a breezy writing style and entertaining characters. Recommended to readers who enjoy romantic humor, like those by Deanne Gist.” — -Library Journal, April 15, 2012

“Set a few years after the events of Making Waves (2010) and portraying the same set of friends, Seilstad’s impressive second effort is a beguiling inspirational summer romance.” —Booklist

“Book two in the Lake Manawa Summers series will charm the reader with its delightful community spirit. It is a tribute to the midwestern lifestyle of celebrating both God and country.”–Romantic Times Book Reviews

“A Great Catch weaves humor, history, romance, and spiritual truths into a delicious story that will delight readers’ hearts. What a fun, relaxing read! I’d like to remain at Lake Manawa forever.” –Laura Frantz, author of The Frontiersman’s Daughter and Courting Morrow Little