Sunday, May 29, 2011

Book Review - "A Great Catch"

Lorna Seilstad's latest novel, "A Great Catch," book 2 in her Lake Manawa Summers series will put you right in the mood for summer and have you longing for time to lounge at the beach or a summer home and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Emily Graham is the president of the local women suffrage club and although it is summer she is not slowing down her efforts to help women gain the right to vote. Emily is spending the summer with her grandmother and her two great-aunts whose goal seems to be to find a man for Emily. Emily is not seeking for one herself, but she crashes into Carter Stockton, a pitcher for the local baseball team. Emily soon finds herself spending a great deal of time with Carter and must learn to seek God and not push Him aside to focus on everything else in her life.

This is a great second book to the series. Set in the summer of 1901 in Iowa, you will be transported to a different era and this time period comes alive on the pages of this book! The main character from book 1, Marguerite, is back! She is married to Tripp and they have a little boy. It is great to read about some of the previous novel's characters and to learn more about Emily in this book. Seilstad creates great characters and they are very realistic and are dealing with family and relationship issues, dealing with their own pride and also political issues that were prominent during this time. The historical details add a lot to the story. I enjoyed reading about the Bloomer Girls' visit to the lake and this event. I highly recommend this book to anyone enjoying historical fiction - it is a perfect summery read!

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

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