by Lorna Seilstad

May 2011
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3446-6
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Suffragist Emily Graham is more concerned about fighting for womenís rights than getting married, but her two Aunts just happen to feel different and are trying to marry her off. This might prove to be a bit difficult with her devotion to womenís rights and her being so clumsy and klutzy, plus the fact that she is in no hurry to find a husband. And then thereís the ĎOí word. Obey.

Just returning home from college, Carter Stockton is now the pitcher for the Manawa Owls baseball team; not making his bank owner father nor his brother, who works at his dadís bank, happy. How can he actually play baseball instead of working alongside his brother at their fatherís bank?

Carter and Emily seem to meet at the most unusual times, much to Emilyís dislike and embarrassment. But apparently Carter likes the idea of being around Emily because he keeps showing up. Emilyís grandmother really likes carter and is pleased that he has taken an interest in Emily. But Carter is not exactly the husband the busy body Aunts were looking for because they donít like his banker dad, and surely father and son are just alike. Carter is a Christian and more concerned about the Lordís will in his life than making loads of money.

A Great Catch is a great heartwarming, light and fun summer read. Carter was a good ole loveable guy that anyone would want for a son-in-law, or letís say grandson-in-law. I wish there had been a little more background on Carter instead of him just popping in and being the good guy. He was good for Emily because her klutziness didnít seem to bother him. In fact, it upset him to find out Emilyís family had always let her know she was clumsy and always would be. Carter was willing to love her despite her always falling around. Emily was stubborn, determined to have her way, and was never going to let someone tell her what to do.

A Great Catch would be a great book for anyone wanting a good light easy read. You will not only enjoy this story set in the Lake Manawa resort area of Iowa, but you will laugh along with Emily and especially her witty aunts and grandmother. And although the aunts did get a bit annoying at times, I still had to laugh at their silliness of wanting Emily to do things their old fashion way.

Reviewed in June 2011 by Joy.

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