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Catch of the Day Mass Market Paperback – February 28, 2012
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Everything We Keep: A Novel
On the day of her wedding, she buried her fiancé—and unearthed shocking secrets. Learn More
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- Publishers Weekly, on My One and Only, starred review
"A touching story brimming with smart dialogue, sympathetic characters, an engaging narrative and the amusing, often self-deprecating observations of the heroine. It's a novel with depth and a great deal of heart."
-RT Book Reviews (Top Pick, 4½ stars) on Catch of the Day
Winner-2008 Romance Writers of America RITA® Award
About the Author
Kristan Higgins is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author and two-time winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. Her books have been praised for their "genius level EQ, whippet-fast, funny dialogue and sweet plots with a deliciously tart edge" (USA TODAY). She lives in Connecticut with her heroic firefighter husband and two extremely advanced children, one shy little mutt and an occasionally affectionate cat.
Top Customer Reviews
Higgins sophomore effort is a bittersweet and humorous slice of life, proving that her success with "Fools Rush In" was no fluke. She had me laughing hysterically and in tears. Many readers can connect with Maggie and appreciate her quest for love (and to be voted best breakfast in Washington Country). "Maloner the Loner" is an intriguing character - at times sexy as hell (loved the hand cream scene). His lack of communication combined with Maggie's verbal diarrhea make for some hysterical situations, and I found myself trying to guess what his first name could possibly be (and glad it was revealed). Tossing in another secondary couple, as well as marital strife for Maggie's folks round the story out. Higgins is an auto buy for me!
Also I had a pretty hard time with how she kept embarrassing herself. I'm not real fond of wincing through an entire book.
Like the other book I read by this author, Too Good to be True, the heroine makes a mistake and the hero immediately condemns her and breaks up only to come back later and say never mind I changed my mind. If he were going to change his mind, he should have let her explain and tried to forgive her in the first place.
I did not like that the book was written in first person present tense. That's just hard to read. I prefer 3rd person but I can take first person past tense. But with 1st person present I can't help wondering if the heroine is wandering around with a piece of paper jotting notes to herself..."I walk in the room, I look to the left. Malcolm is here. He takes me in his arms and kisses me." Are you scribbling your notes on his back while he's doing so?
I loved this book. I thought Ms. Higgin's first book, Fools Rush In, was well-written and plotted but somehow did not do it for me. I think the ick-don't-go-there factor of the heroine hooking up with her ex-brother-in-law was the sticking point on an otherwise great book. I almost did not buy this book because I remembered being put-off by that plot point. What a mistake that would have been. I stayed up until 2 AM reading this book straight through. This book was almost perfect.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read the last one first, by accident...it was definitely one of the best books I'd ever read,so I had to go back and read the others...this one cements it.... Read morePublished 22 days ago by W. Theriot
This is a cute romance set in a small Maine town where everyone not only knows everyone, but they know everyone's business. No need for Facebook in Gideon's Cove! Read morePublished 26 days ago by Leigh
CATCH OF THE DAY by Kristan Higgins
Another quick read by Kristan. Set in a small Maine fishing town. Maggie owns and runs the local diner. Read more
Good enough to keep me interested. Though it was predictable but fun.Published 1 month ago by jeanette l banks
I always enjoy Kristan Higgins's books. Her characters are well-developed, her plots interesting, and her settings colorful and evocative. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MGWysham
I purchased this book because I have enjoyed other books by Kristan Higgins and read that that this one received a RITA award. Overall, I did enjoy the book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kgoss