While Love Stirs, Gregory Sisters Series #2 -eBook   -     By: Lorna Seilstad
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Revell
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781441245182
ISBN-13: 9781441245182
Availability: In Stock
Series: The Gregory Sisters

Publisher's Description

After graduating from Fannie Farmer's School of Cookery in 1910, Charlotte Gregory is ready to stir things up. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to travel, lecture, and give cooking demonstrations on the very latest kitchen revolution--the gas stove--and certainly doesn't mind that the gas company has hired the handsome Lewis Mathis to perform at her lectures. Lewis encourages her 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?

Fan favorite Lorna Seilstad is back with a breezy, lighthearted love triangle that will keep readers guessing. Attention to historic detail adorns the timeless story of a young woman looking for true love and making her way in a rapidly changing world.

Author Bio

A history buff, antique collector, and freelance graphic designer, 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.

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  1. San Antonio, TX
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 3, 2015
    San Antonio, TX
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Lorna brought true chemistry in this book, I'm surprised the pages didn't burn!!! Adorable and a complete antidote for boring this story isn't just a triangle of love... this is a transition of letting go of the old and redefining the new- in the history ( the transition to gas stoves) and in relationship. Charlotte and Joel have both been hurt in the past and have made some serious promises to themselves....its going to take a miracle and a strong chemistry to readjust their thinking and poor smitten Lewis and a very jealous nurse aren't helping matters one bit..

    absolutely loved this story!!!! Cant wait for the third one....if this very calm (from the first book's introduction) lady was such a character, can you imagine what their little sister is going to be??? absolute disaster!!!! i already feel sorry for the guy from that book...

    total recommend!!!

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Revell, through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion
  2. OR
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Historical filled with crises and cooking
    October 9, 2014
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for While Love Stirs, Gregory Sisters Series #2.
    The Gregory sisters story continues in this second book of the series. Charlotte has graduated from Fannie Farmers cooking school and hopes to secure a job in a city restaurant. She also wants to help reform hospital nutrition for patients. The latter brings conflict with handsome Dr. Joel Brooks. Charlotte eventually secures a job traveling and giving cooking demonstrations on the new gas range, accompanied by singer Lewis Mathis, who is attracted to the vibrant young woman. Her younger sister, Tessa, is enamored by the theater and tries not only to land a part but to solve a crime there.

    Aunt Sam, with whom they live, suffers a stroke and needs round-the-clock nursing care. The nurse Dr. Brooks sends becomes jealous of his attention to Charlotte. Could the doctor and the cook ever manage a relationship as refined as the food Charlotte serves, or will their personalities continue to clash? This all plays out amid various crises and adventure, including a tornado and an explosion. Something is definitely stirring in this novel.
  3. KY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Another delightful book by Lorna Seilstad--While Love Stirs!
    August 10, 2014
    Rose McCauley
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    This review was written for While Love Stirs, Gregory Sisters Series #2.
    This is the second book in the Gregory Sisters historical series. The main character is Charlotte, the middle sister whom we met in the first book, When Love Calls.

    Sparks fly when Charlotte Gregory meets Doctor Joel Brooks and they disagree over nutritious diets for pregnant and nursing women. Joel never learned much about it at medical school, and Charlotte just graduated from Fannie Farmer's School of Cookery, so knows a lot about cooking nutritious meals.

    In fact, she finds a job doing cooking demonstrations for the gas company to promote gas stoves. Anytime they are together, Charlotte and Joel clash, but an attraction is also growing. Can their mutual attraction outweigh their strong personalities? Read the book to find out!

    Although this is the second book in the series, you can read this one without reading the first, but I would suggest reading about Charlotte's older sister in When Love Calls, then reading this one, because I love to read series books in order!

    This book was a gift from the publisher, but this review is my own opinion.
  4. New Zealand
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Solid Christian Historical Romance
    July 17, 2014
    New Zealand
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for While Love Stirs, Gregory Sisters Series #2.
    This is the second Lorna Seilstad book I've read—the other was her début novel, Making Waves, and I wasn't overly impressed by it. The writing wasn't bad, but I didn't like the heroine at all, and I couldn't stomach the thought of reading further books in the series if she was featured. However, While Love Stirs is part of a new series, so I hoped it would be better.

    It was. While Love Stirs is the story of Charlotte Gregory, recent graduate of Fannie Farmer's School of Cookery. She is seeking employment as a chef (chef = stirs, get it?), but none of the restaurants in St Paul's are interested in hiring a female chef. Charlotte is an intelligent if opinionated woman (which puts her streets ahead of the heroine of Making Waves), with feminist tendencies and she doesn't want to be controlled by any man.

    Joel Brooks is a doctor at the local hospital (this was a little confusing. At first he seemed to be on the maternity ward, then he was looking after a woman with suspected cancer, then a stroke patient). Anyway, he has a run-in with Charlotte about the appropriate diet for a new mother (Charlotte's sister). I didn't like Joel at first because of his pathological need to have complete control over his environment, and I didn't see him getting past that (Freud would have a field day with Joel's OCD). However, but he grew on me as he grew on Charlotte.

    This is actually the second book in The Gregory Sisters series. The first was the story of Charlotte's older sister, attorney Hannah, although you don't need to read the first in order to understand or enjoy this (I hadn't). The writing and research was well done (with a couple of unimportant glitches), and I was impressed by the medical knowledge.

    The minor characters were well written, and while I found characters like Kathleen and Nurse Pierce rather annoying, that was the point. The one character I didn't like was Tessa, Charlotte's younger sister. Tessa was too flighty (partly because she was young, but I didn't realise how young she was because I haven't read the first book).

    I enjoyed While Love Stirs, but it's still not a book I'd bother to reread. I also thought the Christian aspects were too understated (perhaps a reaction to the reviews of Making Waves which suggested it was too preachy). All in all, it's a solid historical Christian romance, but with nothing to make it stand out above all the others in the genre.

    Thanks to Revell and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 17, 2014
    This review was written for While Love Stirs, Gregory Sisters Series #2.
    While Love Stirs by Lorna Seilstad is the second book in the The Gregory Sisters series. I really enjoyed the first story, but the second book is even better! Definitely one of the best books I've read this year. It was filled with humor, love, and nuggets of truth to help with our walk with God.

    Charlotte Gregory has just graduated from Fannie Farmer's School of Cookery and is ready to share her new skills with the world, but because she is a woman no one will hire her at a restaurant. When she wins a cooking contest, she is offered a job from the gas company. She'll get to travel around and give demonstrations of the benefits of using a gas stove!

    Dr. Joel Brooks is the youngest assistant director of the hospital who also has a penchant for order when in pops unorderly Charlotte wanting to change how hospital food is made and served to the patients. Her ideas have merit, but there are no funds to fix things anyway and even if there were, he needs all the money he can get for more important things. Charlotte finds Joel irritating to the extreme. Even without the necessary funds, she is sure he could at least let her teach the nurses about food preparation and presentation. Determined to win him over to her way of thinking might just cause more sparks than she bargained for.

    This was a funny, lighthearted story with some deeper moments here and there. One of the best parts of the book is all the facts about cooking. I found it absolutely fascinating and, if you love to bake or cook, you will probably love this novel, too. I can't wait to read the next book about the youngest sister!

    I was given this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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