A Great Catch by Lorna Seilstad is the second book in the Lake Manawa Summers series of books, and I was extremely excited to read this book as I loved the first book in this series. A Great Catch tells the story of Emily Graham. She is an extremely motivated woman who is working in the early 1900s to ensure women are given the same rights as men, and thus the ability to vote. Emily is entirely focused upon achieving her goal, and, in turn, she feels as if she doesn’t have time for relationships with both her friends and God. Throughout the summer, Emily plans a special event to draw attention to the cause which connects her to Carter Stockton, a pitcher for the local baseball team. Although Emily doesn’t think she has time to foster this relationship, her thoughts change as the summer progresses and so do their feelings for one another.
As I said, I was extremely excited to read this book since I liked the characters in the first book in this series. Some of the same characters again reappear in this book, but it is done in a way that A Great Catch can easily be read as a stand-alone book. I liked the focus of having a personal relationship with Jesus in this book, and the fact that Carter shows Emily that although her cause was important it could not be all consuming in her life. The setting of the book was also nice to read about, as I liked hearing how the area changed since the first book, Making Waves. Overall, I loved this book! I will recommend it to my friends, and I can’t wait to read about another summer in Lake Manawa.
“Available May 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
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