Book Review: “A Great Catch” by Lorna Seilstad

May 29, 2011 at 6:11 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Lorna Seilstad in her new book, “A Great Catch” Book Two in the Lake Manawa Summer series  published by Revell brings us back to Lake Manawa, Iowa in 1901.

What is the event of the summer that is America’s favorite pastime?  Eating barbecue?  Well, yes, but not in “A Great Catch”.  It is 1901 and summer is just starting at Lake Manawa and baseball is in the air.

Emily Graham  is a stubborn, independent twenty-two year old  woman who spends much of her time working for the local suffrage association and women’s right to vote.  Her grandmother and two older aunts, who she lives with think she is already an old spinster and they have taken it upon themselves to find someone willing to take her.  However, Emily is ready to turn down all of these suitors.  Into this mix comes Carter Stockton.  He is both a recent college graduate and a pitcher for the Manawa Owls baseball team.  When the summer ends he will be forced into entering the business world of his father.  Before this summer ends everyone will learn about women’s rights and face off against a women’s baseball team.

“A Great Catch” is a lot of fun.  Emily is smart and funny as well as being a bit clumsy, which, I think, is something that we all can relate to at some point.  Carter is a perfect portrait of a man trying to decide between what he really wants to do and what his father wants him to do.  “A Great Catch” is full of wonderful themes of being who you are and who God called you to be.  Ms. Seilstad does a wonderful job of transporting us back to a time and place that we will, sadly, never experience again so savor the time spent in these pages.  This is an interesting story filled with lots of excitement and romance as well as history.  I liked it a lot and am looking forward to the next book in the series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

“Available May 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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