Jun 21, 2011

Book Review: A Great Catch by Lorna Seilstad

Excerpt: "It's your fault, Kate. You filled her head with all those ridiculous notions of changing the world, women voting, and all that other nonsense. Now look at her. She's twenty-three years old, and she's still not married."

"I'm twenty-two, Aunt Ethel."

"But your birthday's just around the corner."

Emily rolled her eyes. "It's six months away."

"So sad. Almost a spinster." Aunt Millie shook her head and smoothed her apron. "If we don't do something soon, no man is going to want a woman that advanced in years."

"I guess it's up to us." Aunt Ethel tsked and patted Emily's hand. "Even though you're no great catch, don't worry dear. With the three of us on the job, we'll have a man on your arm in no time." A Great Catch, pg. 10.

Back Cover: She wants to change the world. He wants to change her mind.

It's the beginning of a new century at Lake Manawa resort in Iowa., but some things never change. When 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 a pitcher for the Manawa Owls baseball team, intends to enjoy every minute of the summer before he is forced into the straitlaced business world of his father.

When their worlds collide, neither Emily nor Carter could have guessed 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 you with its breezy setting and endearing characters.

My Review: Ever since reading Making Waves, the first book in the Lake Manawa Summers series, I've been looking forward to reading more by Lorna Seilstad. A Great Catch did not disappoint, as Lorna put together some truly memorable characters who find themselves in very difficult situations. The humorous dialogue and situations in this book kept me smiling, while the mystery and danger kept me turning the pages. I loved the balance that Lorna achieved between the mystery and humor in this book. A truly great summer read!

My Rating:

My Recommendation: I highly recommend this book to lovers of humorous historical fiction.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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