Wednesday, May 4, 2011
A Great Catch
A GREAT CATCH
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?
A joy to read. Honestly, Seilstad hit it out of the park with this one! LOL, I couldn't resist a little baseball lingo in honour of the second release in her Lake Manawa Summer series.
Seilstad has the ability to conjure up images with her words and every scene just lept out at me. I feel like I've spent my summers at Lake Manawa a hundred years ago. I've felt the sticky heat, heard the drone of mosquitoes, watched the sailboats out on the lake and I think I caught a glimpse of Emily and Carter out at the ball field! I love being transported into another world through the pages of a book and A Great Catch did that for me.
Set in an exciting time in history, when women were just embarking on the battle for equality, Seilstad has brought all the emotions of that fight to life -- all that passion and excitement tempered by frustration. But there's so much humour in this book too. The belly-aching, laugh-out-loud kind that startled my fellow commuters as I bussed to work the last two days. In fact, I just howled over one part -- snorting like a hyena and totally embarrassing myself though it kept me grinning all the way to work (which is no mean feat these days.)
The romance is sublime and there's more than one toe-curling moment between the covers of this book! Love the way the romance builds -- a little bit rocky, with some reluctance, but gathering steam until a relationship hangs on the balance. When I got to that dark spot in the plot I didn't want to read anymore but I couldn't stop. Thankfully Seilstad paces well, and the rest of the book barrels along to a more than satisfying conclusion. Oh -- and watch for the unexpected intrigue and action at the end. This book just gets better and better with every turning page!
But the real strength in A Great Catch is the spiritual message that gently builds into something so simple and yet so profound that it really touched my heart. Words I needed to hear right now at this time and place in my life. God bless authors who share their love for the Lord and His wisdom in such an engaging way!
GIVEAWAY!!!! LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE ONE OF TWO CHANCES TO WIN A COPY OF A GREAT CATCH! YEP, THAT'S RIGHT, I BOUGHT TWO EXTRA AND AM EAGER TO SEND THEM OUT INTO THE WORLD SO THAT OTHERS CAN ENJOY THIS REMARKABLE STORY. DRAW WILL BE HELD THIS SUNDAY MAY 8.