The Ride of Her Life by Lorna Seilstad ~ Review

The Ride of Her Life

My Review: A story sure to quirk up the corners of many a mouth!

Lilly Hart is a cook working  on the shore of Lake Mawana, and she has dreams of giving her 6 year-old son, Levi. But the parents of Lilly's late husband have plans for Levi that threaten what Lilly and her late husband held dear. Then along comes Nick the striking Roller Coaster builder, who tests both Lilly's ability to trust others and to trust God, challenging her to open her heart once more.

This book has stellar dialogue, and I loved the way  the many characters interacted with each other so naturally, especially Lilly and Nick.
Another thing that I really appreciated was how even though teh book took place over a short period of time, the relationships that were built did not feel rushed in the least. They all seemed to progress naturally in their own time.
Another thing I wanted to bring up was how, even though I hadn't read the last two books, I had no trouble whatsoever just hopping in on the last book, though now I can most certainly say that I really want to read the first two :)
I adored the character of Levi, and I felt that Ms. Seilstad got him just right, making him neither too childish or too mature, something that is rather hard to do! Nick was a great hero, possibly one of the best I've read in a while because of how he was steady and romantic in a more subtle way, he wasn't ever stealing the show.

Overall this is a sweet romance, with both a healthy dose of humor and wit , as well as a plot that moved well, making this book hard to put down! Most definitely a book that I would recommend!
I received this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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


  1. Great review, Faye! This one is up next for me, and I'm so glad to hear that I'll enjoy it just as much not having read the first two (yet!). : )

  2. Thank you, Michelle! I think that you will enjoy it, I hope to catch the other two books soon as well :)


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