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A Great Catch,A Novel (Lake Manawa Summers Book 2) Kindle Edition

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She wants to change the world.
He wants to change her mind.

It's the beginning of a new century at Lake Manawa resort in Iowa, but some things never change. When Emily Graham's meddlesome aunts and grandmother take it upon themselves to find her a husband among the resort guests, the spunky suffragist is determined to politely decline each and every suitor. She has neither the time nor the need for a man in her busy life.

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?

The perfect summer novel, A Great Catch will enchant you with its breezy setting and endearing characters.

"A Great Catch weaves humor, history, romance, and spiritual truths into a delicious story that will delight readers' hearts. What a fun, relaxing read! I'd like to remain at Lake Manawa forever."--Laura Frantz, author of The Frontiersman's Daughter and Courting Morrow Little

"A grand slam! In a story as refreshing and invigorating as lemonade, Seilstad raises deep questions about a woman's relationship with God, her dreams, and the people in her life--while making me laugh so loudly my kids came running to get in on the joke."--Sarah Sundin, author of the Wings of Glory series

A history buff, antique collector, and freelance graphic designer, Lorna Seilstad is the author of Making Waves and draws her setting from her home state of Iowa. A former high school English and journalism teacher, she has won several online writing awards and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

About the Author

A history buff, antique collector, and freelance graphic designer, Lorna Seilstad is the author of Making Waves and draws her setting from her home state of Iowa. A former high school English and journalism teacher, she has won several online writing awards and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

Product Details

  • File Size: 641 KB
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0800734467
  • Publisher: Revell (May 1, 2011)
  • Publication Date: May 1, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TS1MBK
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Lorna Seilstad has called Iowa home her whole life. She received her B.S. in education from Lubbock Christian University. After her first child was born, she stopped teaching and became a professional wiper. "I wiped noses, tears, skinned knees, baby's bottoms, and countertops every day. But at naptime, I wrote." Today, she writes historical fiction with a generous dash of humor.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer VINE VOICE on May 14, 2011
Format: Paperback
A home run hitter!

Lorna Seilstad knows how to write characters and a story to match that always make me smile...and teach core lessons on faith and life.

Emily and Carter fit together like a ball in a glove-problem is neither one wants to acknowledge that fact. Circumstances toss them together and pull them apart, tension ran thick through the story and if it wasn't just angst, it was comical and romantic (I won't go into depth about the kisses...sigh).

I got such a kick out the trio of sisters, Emily's aunts and grandmother. What a hoot they are! Such character packed into the few scenes they dominate. I love the setting, I could stay in Lake Manawa for pages and pages, the setting becomes another character and as the local rain beat over my head, I was far away on the white beaches or dancing under the lights of the gazebo.

When did baseball turn romantic? It did in "A Great Catch". As Carter teaches Emily to play, not only did I laugh, but I sighed.

The full circle journey of Emily and Carter's faith is well played out with a strong message that doesn't take the story over, but rather enriches it.

I could go on and on, but suffice to say, it's a lovely read, thoroughly enjoyable cover to cover, don't delay in getting yourself a copy!

This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review.

**Available May 2011 at your local bookstore from Revell Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group**
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Courtney on July 19, 2011
Format: Paperback
A Great Catch was a great summer read!! I haven't read the first book in this series, Making Waves, but once I finished A Great Catch I eagerly want to go get my hands on that book! This is a story about a young woman Emily who is fighting her little heart out for women's rights and has dedicated all her spare time to her suffragist organization. Then there is Carter who is an old friend of Emily's brother who shows up for the summer to play baseball for the local team. Carter is drawn to Emily despite her clumsy ways and her opinionated mouth! They are at Lake Manawa playing baseball, swimming and drinking lemonade!

I found myself laughing out loud numerous times while reading this story especially when it came to Emily's 2 aunts that are a piece of work! They try to set her up on dates with anyone they can think of even if he is balding and has a name like Mr. Wormsley. The scene with Mr. Wormsley just had me cracking up!!

Carter was oh so delightful. I've always had a thing for baseball players and this was no exception. He sounds so yummy and oh so sweet at the same time! But no...he is not perfect either! I find it hard to relate to characters when they have no flaws. Oh how he was sweet to Emily despite her ability to jump to conclusions without seeking God.

There were lots of lessons to be learned while reading A Great Catch like putting God ahead of all your other priorities! Emily struggled with putting God before her suffragist group and her relationship with Carter and we see how that can really cripple you!

There were a lot of things to enjoy in this story; summer fun like watching baseball and swimming, a summer romance blooming, a bit of history on women's suffrage and some mystery involved making an exciting climax and satisfying ending!

Now that I have read a Great Catch, I plan on getting a copy of Making Waves to see who else found romance in the story of Lake Manawa. Great book!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Holly VINE VOICE on May 18, 2011
Format: Paperback
Emily is a young suffragette anxious to convert everyone to her way of thinking. She's impetuous, accident prone and charming. Carter is a handsome baseball player who is resisting his family's decree that he join the family business. Add meddling aunts and other annoying characters mixed with drama, deceit and lessons learned and you have a fun, light read, perfect for an afternoon escape.

As in Making Waves Lorna Seilstad has done her research for the history of the Lake Manawa area and the turn of the century time period. I love baseball and stories that feature it and I enjoyed seeing the women's baseball teams of the early 20th century make an appearance here.

I will admit to occasionally being more annoyed than entertained because of the antics of Emily's aunts and even Emily herself. I had to roll my eyes and seriously wanted to slap Aunt Ethel silly. I liked the story, but not as much as I enjoyed Making Waves. I loved Making Waves. I do, however, look forward to more from Lorna Seilstad and, hopefully, Lake Manawa.

Second in the Lake Manawa Summers series and while Marguerite and Lilly make a welcome return from Making Waves this novel stands alone just fine.

Available May 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Renee Chaw on July 7, 2011
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When a sassy suffragist and an all-star pitcher collide (literally!) the sparks fly. Emily Graham, a single leader of Lake Manawa's local women's Suffrage movement , doesn't want anything to do with love. She's focused on fighting for the right to vote and keeping herself in one piece. Local Manawa Owls pitcher and banker's son, Carter Stockton is more focused on the game than on following in his father's footsteps. When Emily and Carter have a chance meeting at the skating rink things become even more complicated. Throw in a few meddling aunts and a matchmaking grandmother and you have a ball game!

Yep, baseball fans are in for a treat with this one too! There are Owls and there are Bloomers. Both the men and the women's baseball leagues do their part to bring to light the need for a woman's voice to be heard. While the Owls commit to the rather unconventional game somewhat begrudgingly, Emily, with the help of Carter eventually brings them around. You may or may not see a certain Owl player don a dress for the big game. Snatch up a copy of A Great Catch to read and see what happens. I can almost guarantee that you will laugh out loud.

As the second book in the Lake Manawa Summers series, A Great Catch does not disappoint. If you are looking for a light-hearted pick me up with a message look no further. Emily's fight to stay ahead of her matchmaking family and remain president of the women's suffrage league will have you in stitches. Poor Emily doesn't have to left feet, I think she has three! Watching Emily grow in her faith and learn to slow down to prevent tripping up both in life and faith is certainly an unpredictable journey. Carter isn't without his own dilemmas and must learn to follow his own advice. I really appreciated that both heroine and hero had some growing up to do and some compromises to make in order to make a success of their relationship.

**Infuencer copy provided by publisher.
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