While Love Stirs (The Gregory Sisters, #2) by Lorna Seilstad

While Love Stirs (The Gregory Sisters, #2)

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,...

Details While Love Stirs (The Gregory Sisters, #2)

TitleWhile Love Stirs (The Gregory Sisters, #2)
Release DateMay 6th, 2014
GenreChristian Fiction, Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Christian, Christian Historical Fiction

Reviews While Love Stirs (The Gregory Sisters, #2)

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    About this book:“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 encourag...
  • Rachelle Cobb
    Lorna writes in an engaging, humorous, but heart-stirring style. That's a talented combination, and I truly enjoyed While Love Stirs.I love that Charlotte is an independent woman. Educated. With ideas of her own about what she wishes to do with her life. Rare during that time period but very relevant (and relatable!) to today (and to me, new graduate that I am!). Joel had my heart from the first. Poor Lewis never had a chance (though I wish him w...
  • Iola
    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 gr...
  • Reet Champion
    Food is Charlotte Gregory's life. It's nutritional values as well as it's being the source of her income (hopefully) has made her a champion of food. And no bull-headed doctor named Joel Brooks is going to tell her she doesn't know what she's talking about. Because she does. And he doesn't. Let him make his false assumptions of her history and knowledge. If he chooses to be a near-sighted, orderly, neat freak that his problem. But then why does h...
  • Carrie Pagels
    I received this book from Net Galley as a download and I'll be purchasing a copy, also. This would make a GREAT summer read! I did not read the first Gregory sisters book but now I want to.Charlotte is a Fanny Farmer Cooking School graduate who was previously in a relationship with an extremely controlling young man. She wants nothing to do with someone remotely like him. Enter Dr. Joel, who is an alpha male all the way, with a dose of OCD thrown...
  • Rachel Brand
    3.5 out of 5Having recently graduated from Fannie Farmer’s School of Cookery, Charlotte Gregory is excited at the prospect of being able to use her cooking skills in a real kitchen—maybe even one at a prestigious hotel. But after all of her attempts to obtain a job are turned down due to the fact that women are not welcome in most hotel kitchens, Charlotte feels dejected. Will she ever get the chance to use the skills she obtained in cookery ...
  • Loraine
    Book 2 in The Gregory Sisters series continues the rollicking hilarity and warmth of the first. Charlotte Gregory, the middle sister, is the focus of this book. Older sister, Hannah, is married and has finished her law degree. Younger sister, Tessa, isn't sure what she wants to be and changes her mind weekly. Tessa and Charlotte are living with Aunt Sam, Hannah's husband's aunt. Charlotte has just graduated from Fanny Farmer's School of Cookery a...
  • Carole Jarvis
    Reviewed at The Power of Words: http://tinyurl.com/nlonuznWhile Love Stirs, book #2 in the Gregory Sisters series, has romance, humor, historical detail, loveable characters, great storyline, and even a little mystery. It only took the reading of this one book by Lorna Seilstad to make her one of my favorite authors. Those who have read the first book in this series, When Love Calls, will enjoy being reunited with familiar characters, but this bo...
  • ASC Book Reviews
    Great sequel! From the book description I was a little worried about this one. I usually don't like love triangles because I get so twisted up if the heroine doesn't end up with the one I fell in love with and liked better! So I'm usually in a state of anxiety (LOL!), but for me there was no question who Charlotte belonged with and should end up with from the beginning! I LOVE Charlotte as a character! In When Love Calls she worried and frustrate...
  • Amber Stokes
    I love Lorna Seilstad's take on historical fiction. It's fun. It's fresh. And it's fanciful within the realm of plausibility, as her stories play up unique historical settings and situations.While Love Stirs explores everything from cooking, doctoring, rehabilitating, touring for a company, and even the theater (through the eyes of Charlotte's younger sister) - all at the turn of the century. The research behind it is intriguing; the way the rese...
  • Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)
    I'm not a great cook, but I sure do enjoy the tastes and smells of a delectable dinner. I also enjoy a great historical romance. While Love Stirs combines those two elements to make you salivate over the delicious food and swoon over the budding romances.Charlotte has finished her culinary education but is finding it next to impossible to secure a job with a restaurant. The year is 1910 and it is still very much a man's world. Not one of the chef...
  • Brittany
    While Love Stirs is the second book in The Gregory Sisters series, but can stand alone if you have not yet read When Love Calls. I have read both of these books and they are enjoyable stories.I had a little bit of trouble connecting with Charlotte and Joel in the beginning of the story, but that quickly changed and I found myself very interested in this book. The characters are well-written and following their journey is entertaining. As is true ...
  • Maureen Timerman
    I have read several of Lorna Seilstad’s books, and they just keep getting better and better. The title of this book is a real play on word; with the main character a graduate of Fanny Farmer’s Cooking School, and that would be Charlotte Gregory, whom we met in When Love Calls. Now don’t worry if you haven’t read the first book in this series, you can get caught up really quick in this book, but don’t deprive yourself of another great bo...
  • Shari Larsen
    After graduating from Fannie Farmer's School of Cookery in 1910, Charlotte Gregory is ready to take on the world. She is excited to have the opportunity to travel, give lectures on nutrition, and give cooking cooking demonstrations on the newest kitchen revolution, the gas stove. It doesn't hurt that the gas company has hired the handsome singer Lewis Mathis to perform at her lectures. Lewis encourages her work, especially introducing fresh, nutr...
  • Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
    Charlotte Gregory is a feisty young cook, recently graduated from cooking school. Wanting to make a name for herself, she struggles to find a restaurant that will hire her. After winning a cooking contest, she is offered a joy traveling for the gas company and demonstrating the newest kitchen invention, the gas stove.Meeting Dr. Joel Brooks at the hospital after her sister has given birth, Charlotte does not endear herself to the young doctor wit...
  • JoJo Sutis
    The Gregory sisters are back!!!Isn’t this cover just gorgeous???I enjoyed this second installment in Lorna Seilstad’s series so much.If you haven’t read book 1 yet, When Love Calls…no worries! These books can be enjoyed as stand-alones.Cooking was a big part of my life growing up, so I was delighted that this was a theme throughout the novel!I loved Charlotte and Dr. Joel so much. I love when characters clash and then are forced to work t...
  • Abbie
    Charlotte graduated from Fannie Farmer’s school of Cookery and hopes to get a job at a restaurant, but not many people are willing to hire a woman. When the opportunity to work for the gas company and do lectures and demonstrations of the new gas stove she jumps at the chance. Charlotte also wants to teach hospital’s better nutrition for patience’s yet the hospital superintendent is not interested and sparks fly. When Charlotte’s aunt put...
  • Courtney Clark
    Today I’m happy to share my review of author Lorna Seilstad’s latest, While Love Stirs, for Revell Publishers’ “Revell Reads Blog Tour”.With humor and flair, Lorna combines historical details, like the real-life Fannie Farmer’s School, with heartfelt characters. Charlotte and Joel’s banter is entertaining. Their opposite and in-charge personalities immediately cause them to spar, while Charlotte’s independent antics get her in sti...
  • Barb
    “While Love Stirs” by Lorna Seilstad is a sweet novel about the difficulty of women seeking a role in what was forever a man’s world. Charlotte Gregory has graduated from cookery school and has visions of becoming a chef in a major restaurant. Her hopes are dashed when she finds that those restaurants are headed by men who are not willing to give her a chance to prove herself. Her sister is in the hospital recovering from childbirth. When C...
  • Larik
    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 stro...
  • Kate Campos
    I love the romance that feels inherent to the early 1900s, and this books - honest to the period - did not disappoint. Being a Minnesota girl myself, I enjoyed traveling with Charlotte around the Land of 10,000 Lakes for her cooking demonstrations and even more loved the descriptions of her cooking intuition and technique on early kitchen appliances. The pace was perfect for the telling of Charlotte and Dr. Brooks' story, and it was all together ...
  • Amy
    While Love Stirs starts off slightly humorous . I really did find the book interesting. I loved the character of Charlotte. She is such a strong woman and would not back down from anyone. Charlotte is smart, witty, and fun. I, also, warn the reader that Charlotte is a fantastic cook and there is a lot of reading about her delicious dishes she makes. Every time I had to put the book down, I found myself going for a snack. I really did enjoy this b...
  • Patti
    This was a sweet story that I truly enjoyed. I had read the first book in this series awhile back and loved that one. When I saw this one at our local library I thought I would take a chance and I am glad I did! It a story of growing to trust and overcoming personal beliefs and obstacles to learn to love someone else. It's about struggling with what really is the "right" course for a person. Go with a dream or settle for what is available? It's a...
  • AJ
    I didn't think this book would be released until next month, so I was delighted to find it already on my local bookstore's shelf! And this story did not disappoint. It's been months since a book held me so captive that I finished it in one sitting. Loved this story! A perfectly-measured blend of romance, history, drama, suspense, humor, and heart. This is the third Lorna Seilstad novel I've loved, and I'm thrilled to say this author has officiall...
  • Naomi
    It was a very light and enjoyable story.Lovely plot to escape into and read with a dash of love stirred in to it.
  • Daniela
    Much better than the first one!!! Loved it!
  • Bethany
    I had never had the opportunity to read this author prior to requesting While Love Stirs, so I really didn't know how I'd like this book. Really the only thing that made me want to read it was how the main character, Charlotte was a chef. Since I share that common interest, I thought it'd be a neat book to read as I also love to craft things in the kitchen. So that's the main attraction I had to the book, and what made me decide to review it. Whi...
  • Bethany Baldwin
    Where to start with this book? Well, from the beginning I wasn't entirely certain. I'm not the most romantic of readers, so I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I requested it, but it intrigued me enough that I did. Boy was I in for a pleasant surprise! This wasn't your average historical romance, that's for sure. There were nights when I had decided to read one chapter before going to sleep, and instead I found myself reading 'just one ...
  • Kathleen E.
    Sunday, June 1, 2014While Love Stirs by Lorna Seilstad, © 2014The Gregory Sisters Series, Book 2Assumptions. How do we battle ourselves with knowledge we do not have? Change does not come easy for the chefs at the restaurants Charlotte Gregory hopes to be employed with, nor for the doctor her older sister, Hannah, has with her newborn baby. Charlotte hopes to advise better nutrition for the patients, in the maternity ward and elsewhere in the ho...
  • Wanda
    1910 - Saint Paul, Minnesota"With God's help and a little creativity, I manage." -CharlotteThis book drew me in from the very first page. When Charlotte went to the Saint Paul's Hotel to try to secure a job working in the kitchen with the touted Chef Boucher I knew I was going to love her. She is spunky and outspoken and has loads of gumption. Just the type of heroine I love. She had been controlled by a man in the past and she was determined not...