A Great Catch
A Great Catch by Lorna Seilstad
Lake Mawana Summers #2
2.5 of 5 stars
Spunky suffragette Emily and baseball pitcher Carter fall for one another in a turn-of-the-century Iowa resort town.
She could do this. She could balance Carter, baseball, and her suffrage work. She could do it all and still not leave anything out.
While I loved the setting and atmosphere of this fun, lighthearted, summery read, I found that I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as the first book in the series. Though there’s a subplot about stolen money, the main plot revolves around the misadventures of a rather stubborn suffragette whose main flaw seems to be that she’s clumsy. Perhaps it’s just a pet peeve of mine, but it’s one of those tropes that I find horribly overdone. I mean, she really thinks that a guy is going to dump her because she’s clumsy. Really!? *sigh*
Though it had its cute and sweet moments, perhaps I was just in the wrong mood for it at the time, because I found myself increasingly annoyed with the characters’ ridiculous assumptions, stubborn silent treatment, and fickle emotions. Too much rom-com, not enough historical fiction for me.