Book Review - A Great Catch

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.




Overall Opinion:


LOL!! That’s what instantly pops into my head whenever I think of Lorna’s first book, Making Waves. And she does not disappoint with her second book, A Great Catch! In fact, I think I was ROTFLOL through many parts of the book! My normal genre to read is suspense or tense action, but taking a break from all that and picking up one of Lorna’s books always promises light heartened amusement. When I received A Great Catch, I knew I was going to have a fun time reading it. And I was not disappointed!

It was so much fun to see some characters from Making Waves in this second book! As in the first book, I really like Marguerite! The main character for this book, Emily, was great and very humorous with her clumsy ways…but I’m afraid I didn’t connect with her as much as I did with Marguerite in Making Waves. I think it’s probably because I was completely annoyed at Emily’s “woman can do anything a man can do” and “don’t any man try to tell me what to do” attitude. But since this is just my personal opinions that set my teeth on edge around Emily sometimes, I am pretty sure that she will become a favorite with other fans just like Marguerite. :-) Carter was just awesome. I loved his patience with Emily and his determination to teach her a few “lessons”. I was laughing out loud when he made her promise to obey him as he taught her how to play baseball. One of my favorite parts in the book!

As before, Lorna has mixed in the humor and romance with a bit of a mystery toward the end. It’s a really nice mix to the books and keeps the readers guessing. I was a bit disappointed that both Carter and Emily let such vague accusations completely separate them, but I suppose it works to thicken the plot! Emily’s two aunts were pretty humorous and their constant barrage about bringing her suitors added to the storyline. I was laughing in my seat when they introduced her to balding Marion Wormsley. Wow! :-P

As I have said often when referring to Lorna Seilstad’s work, the thing that stands out most to me is her writing style. Light. Witty. Funny. It’s just SO much fun to read! It takes no effort for me to pick up one of her books and fly through the pages. There was nothing questionable in this book that I would need to point out. There is one very humorous time when Emily is given ‘bust food’ to help her in securing a husband The things that unfolded surrounding that tin can was laugh-out-loud funny!!

If I ever want to just relax, enjoy the moment in life, and have some serious laughing fits, Lorna Seilstad’s book is the one I would instantly grab for. Her Lake of Manawa Summers series is such a great read—with great lessons interwoven into the plot—that I end the book with a reluctant sigh to leave the characters. Seriously, if you haven’t read either of Lorna’s awesome books, you need to!


Anonymous said...

Hi! I was excited to find your blog. That's so cool that you and your friend have started such a professional blog and you guys write so well! I have this book on my TBR shelf and I very much enjoyed Making Waves too. I write book reviews too and would love for you to come by and check out my blog. :)

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