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Book Title: Catch of the Day|
The size of the: 989 KB
Edition: Harlequin Books
Date of issue: October 1st 2007
ISBN 13: 9780373772247
The author of the book: Kristan Higgins
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:Catch of the Day is a sweet story that really tugged at the old heart strings. I felt for this woman. Maggie is in her early thirties, and she owns a very small town diner in Maine that has been in her family since her grandfather opened it. She is very proud of it, and pours her soul into it. She’s been single for about ten years, since her boyfriend dumped her publicly by showing up with a new woman when she didn’t even know they’d broken up. Her twin sister has the life she envies—a doctor husband, a beautiful baby girl, a nice home. She loves her sister and is very happy for her, but how can she not possibly be envious? Her mother is constantly nagging on her back about still being single, and how she’s doing nothing with her life by running that diner.
Maggie takes it all in stride, and tries not to let it anything bother her on the outside, but she’s very lonely. She’s got her old dog that she loves more than anything, and takes him everywhere. She ends up developing a huge crush on the new priest. It is one of the many things that make her the butt of many jokes in town. This girl is somehow always getting publicly humiliated. She’s got a good sense of humor, but you’ve got to feel bad for her.
While suffering through yet another embarrassing moment with her ex and his new wife, she’s saved by the town hermit, Malone. He’s a lobsterman that has a mysterious past, but hardly says a word to any body. He’s the extreme opposite of Maggie, where she’s bubbly and tends to ramble on and on, his face is set in a scowl and tends to give one word answers. This book is written in first person from Maggie’s POV, so we never get to see what Malone is thinking. I don’t mind first person at all except in this case, because of Malone’s character, we get to know nothing at all about his thoughts or motivations. This was what frustrated me a little and knocked my rating down to 4 stars. There relationship is interesting, and not as predictable as I thought it would be. Malone doesn’t suddenly start opening up to Maggie, as I thought. This takes place over a period of a few months. However, I did like the ending, even though it was abrupt.
One note and small spoiler: Her old dog dies during the book and it may be hard on some readers that may have recently lost a pet. I have just recently put down my old dog who happened to be the same breed as the dog in the book, and it just sent me tears immediately. It was a part of the story that I appreciated--how the author made the dog a huge part of her life, and showed the impact his death had on her. Some that have read this may not feel the same way, as I may personaly have been more sensitive to it at that time.
Read information about the authorKristan Higgins is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. Her books have been honored with dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, the New York Journal of Books and Romantic Times.
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