This is the second in the Lake Manawa Summer Series. This is a stand alone book and does not have to be read with the previous one.
Lorna Seilstad has yet again created lively, believable characters and a story line that keeps your attention, and keeps you hoping for a home run.
Poor, ungraceful Emily Graham can't seem to walk without tripping. This very characteristic causes her to collide into the life of her brother's old school mate Carter Stockton. Both are looking to pursue their own dreams and trying to find their fit in the world.
Outspoken Emily is fighting for women's rights and struggling to silence God's determined voice in her life. She has purposed that no man is worth sacrificing her dreams for. She is determined that she will follow the women's suffrage movement all the way to a national leadership position.
Carter Stockton is spending the summer playing ball and preparing to settle into the suffocating business world of his father and older brother. However, with his collision with Emily his world is rocked. He can't seem to get her off his mind.
I appreciate the descriptions of how Carter continually asks for God's direction. This is in contrast to Emily who is desperately trying to do things on her own justifying each choice she makes.
These two are a match made for each other from the very start. However, neither of them wants to admit it. Things cause them to come together, then other events drive them apart. In the end the question that must be asked is if they are willing to surrender their own will in order to follow God's plan for their lives.
Thank you Revell for this review copy.
Available June 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.