A Great Catch. To learn more about Lorna and her book, read on!
Title: A Great Catch
Publisher: Revell/ Baker Books
Cover blurb: 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 Great Catch is 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
1)How did this story come to you?
While I was researching Lake Manawa for the series, I discovered that baseball was such a huge thing at the time. I decided I wanted to somehow incorporate it in with the book. I also knew I wanted the heroine to be suffragist. After mixing the two together, I got A Great Catch.
2)Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
This is the second book in the Lake Manawa Summers series. I contracted all three books after meeting Revell’s senior acquisitions editor, Andrea Doering, at an ACFW conference. Writing this book has been so much fun!
3)Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
1. I played violin (badly) in elementary school.
2. I was once pulled over for armed robbery because my car matched the getaway car used by a bank robber. I didn’t think there was another ’73 Dodge Polara still in existence and neither did the state patrol officers who came to my door with their guns drawn.
3. The line in A Great Catch where Emily says she could trip over a chalk line drawn on the sidewalk is something my older brother once told me. It’s true. I relate a lot to Emily and her struggle with gracefulness.
4)What are you working on now and what's next for you?
Right now, I’m working on book 3 in the Lake Manawa Summers Series. It will feature a love interest with the roller coaster designer.
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6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
http://www.inkspirationalmessages.com/ (10-writer blog)
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