Suffragist Emily Graham is determined to change the world. A natural-born leader who speaks her mind about injustices, Emily is not about to let men control her or the nation. She’s determined to show the men of the town, the men of the world, and maybe even God that a woman deserves the right to vote. Unfortunately, sometimes her own two feet get in the way. Emily is known for her clumsiness and when a mishap at the skating rink lands her in Carter Stockton’s arms, their worlds collide. Carter, the attractive pitcher for the Manawa Owls, isn’t so concerned about changing the world as he is changing the minds of his family. He’s out to prove that playing baseball, rather than working in the family business, is the life for him. However, as Carter’s and Emily’s lives become entangled by romance, baseball, and the suffragist movement, both of them must reconsider their true goals.
A Great Catch by Lorna Seilstad is the second book in the Lake Manawa Summers series. I have not read the first book and I thought this book was fine as a stand-alone. I wish there had been more development of Carter’s character. In the beginning he was a little cliché and while he did go through some mental and spiritual growth, his character development seemed to take second place to Emily’s development. Using Emily’s meddling aunts to provide humor in the story was a good move by the author. It kept Emily on her toes and provided some lighthearted moments. The suffragist movement was an intriguing element in the plot. I really do not know much about it, so I learned a little history while reading this book.
Overall, A Great Catch is a good read for someone looking for a light, romantic read with a dose of humor.
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Available May 2011 at your favorite bookseller, from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
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