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Monday, May 30, 2011

A Great Catch...Review

About the book:
It is the beginning of a new century at Lake Manawa Resort in Iowa, but some things never change. When 22-year-old Emily Graham's meddlesome aunts and grandmother take it upon themselves to find her a husband among the resort guests, the spunky suffragist is determined to politely decline each and every suitor. She has neither the time nor the need for a man in her busy life.

Carter Stockton, a recent college graduate and pitcher for the Manawa Owls baseball team, intends to enjoy every minute of the summer at Lake Manawa, Iowa, before he is forced into the straitlaced business world of his father.

When Emily crashes into Carter at a roller skating rink, neither could guess what would come next. Will Carter strike out? Or will Emily cast her vote for a love that might cost her dreams?

The perfect summer novel,
A Great Catch will enchant readers with its breezy setting and endearing characters.

Emily is a young suffragette anxious to convert everyone to her way of thinking.  She's impetuous, accident prone and charming.  Carter is a handsome baseball player who is resisting his family's decree that he join the family business.  Add meddling aunts and other annoying characters mixed with drama, deceit and lessons learned and you have a fun, light read, perfect for an afternoon escape.

As in Making Waves Lorna Seilstad has done her research for the history of the Lake Manawa area and the turn of the century time period.  I love baseball and stories that feature it and I enjoyed seeing the women's baseball teams of the early 20th century make an appearance here.  

I will admit to occasionally being more annoyed than entertained because of the antics of Emily's aunts and even Emily herself.  I had to roll my eyes and seriously wanted to slap Aunt Ethel silly.  I liked the story, but not as much as I enjoyed Making Waves.  I loved Making Waves. I do, however, look forward to more from Lorna Seilstad and, hopefully, Lake Manawa. 

Second in the Lake Manawa Summers series and while Marguerite and Lilly make a welcome return from Making Waves this novel stands alone just fine.

Available May 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Thanks to Donna Hausler of Baker Publishing for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Lorna Seilstad here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

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3/5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. I recently read 'Making Waves' (review here: http://journeythroughwords.blogspot.com/2011/10/book-review-making-waves-by-lorna.html) and interested in the follow-up. I was hoping it would be just as good as MW, but as I suspected, the follow-ups usually don't make the cut. I still want to check it out! Thanks for the review.