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Catch of the Day | [Kristan Higgins]

Catch of the Day

Maggie Beaumont's luck is about to change. Sure, she's known for her bad romantic choices-her former boyfriend broke up with her by bringing his new girlfriend home for a visit. And then there was the crush she had on a gorgeous young Irishman, who turned out to be Father Tim, the parish's new priest. But romantic salvation has arrived in the form of handsome, if surly, fisherman Malone. It turns out there's a heart of gold underneath his barnacle-clad exterior. Will this catch of the day turn into the dish of a lifetime?
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Publisher's Summary

Maggie Beaumont's luck is about to change. Sure, she's known for her bad romantic choices-her former boyfriend broke up with her by bringing his new girlfriend home for a visit. And then there was the crush she had on a gorgeous young Irishman, who turned out to be Father Tim, the parish's new priest. But romantic salvation has arrived in the form of handsome, if surly, fisherman Malone. It turns out there's a heart of gold underneath his barnacle-clad exterior. Will this catch of the day turn into the dish of a lifetime?

©2007 Kristan Higgins (P)2012 Tantor

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    Jennifer Surprise, AZ, United States 09-24-12
    Jennifer Surprise, AZ, United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "As enjoyable as all of her books"

    I have loved all of Kristan Higgins's books, and this was no exception. I am a dog lover, so I enjoyed the way Maggie interacted with her loyal dog and I also loved Malone because he was so surly and quiet, but so lovable at the same time. I highly recommend this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. Byerly 02-17-15
    M. Byerly 02-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Narration better than the story."

    Not to be harsh as I genuinely like this author, but the best thing about this was the narration. Ms. Sands saved it for me. I think I understand that Maggie (leading character) was supposed to inspire you to root for the underdog, the good woman who can't find a good man. But, unfortunately, I just found her continuing, NEVER ending bad choices to become annoying after awhile. Far more emphasis and time is devoted to the wrong relationships / friendships than to the relationship she ultimately winds up in. I was left feeling a little shortchanged, not really understanding what the couple really had going for them other than sex at the end. (Enjoyed Ms. Higgins "Blue Heron" series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie 08-02-14
    Leslie 08-02-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Don't Go Fishing"
    Would you try another book from Kristan Higgins and/or Xe Sands?

    Yes. I have enjoyed both before. This one just didn't work for me in any way.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kristan Higgins again?

    Yes. This is the first one that I have found disappointing.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I found it depressing and boring.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Music Lover 01-29-14
    Music Lover 01-29-14

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    "preferred to other titles by this author"

    I have read 3-4 of this author's books and this was by far my favorite, but I actively disliked a couple of them (Blue Heron series is a stinker IMO). Having said that I liked it I still need to state that this book made me cry (and I don't normally cry over books in this genre). I liked the main characters, although the monosyllabic hero is a bit over the top with his ongoing belief that everything goes without saying. I would compare the trials and tribulations of the heroine to the jokes about bad country songs; the specifics of which I mention below.

    Specifics from the book, so **Spoiler alert**
    Her parents announce they're separated and contemplating divorce, after which her mom moves to another town
    Her dog dies
    Her twin (who can do no wrong in the mother's eyes) has a beautiful child and "ideal" husband and H is negatively compared to twin over and over
    Local friend is pregnant and initially H thinks her sort-of boyfriend (silent guy) is the father, but it turns out daddy-to-be is H's baby brother!
    She repeatedly goes on nightmarish first dates and non-dates due to no-shows that struck WAY too close to home for the relationship challenged, such as myself. The abysmal dates include a guy who has obscenely bad table manners and a grandfather
    The coup de grace of all the dating horrors: she tells numerous people in her small town that she met a great new Irish guy right before the new Irish priest gives his first sermon.

    ** end of spoiler details** narrator info below

    I was not familiar with Xe Sands and I thought she did a good job. I would be willing to listen to more books which she narrates.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl H 11-28-13
    Cheryl H 11-28-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Laughter, tears and good entertainment"

    I've read several books by Kristan Higgins and have yet to be disappointed. This one wasn't the best of her books, but it still captured wonderful characters that will touch your heart and make you laugh, and cry. I have a collie exactly like the one in this book and, well, I can't say any more without spoiling the story.

    The lead character, Maggie Beaumont, owns and runs the local diner in a small harbor town in Maine. She lives alone in a small upstairs apartment with her devoted collie. The story starts out with the whole town knowing about her crushing on a handsome newcomer to town who turns out to be the new local priest, Father Tim. After a public drunken love confession to the priest, he decides he's going to help her find a romantic interest. Father Tim isn't the best matchmaker, but the blind dates he sets her up on are a very funny part of this book. Gradually she starts seeing the mysterious, solitary, silent lobsterman, Malone. Their relationship is strange at first and the rational part of my brain said they would never last. Much of the book deals with Maggie working out her issues as a result of the estranged relationship she has with her mother and from a humiliating breakup with an old boyfriend.

    The narrator did an excellent job in this audio version. If you're looking for graphic erotic content, pass this one by. It's a great book to indulge in a book with more story, more character development and more emotional investment. Ms. Higgins manages to get the point across without the detailed erotic descriptions that you find in so many books these days.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Penelope Ellenton, FL, United States 11-23-13
    Penelope Ellenton, FL, United States 11-23-13 Member Since 2014
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    "The narrator was more than I could handle"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I didn't make it through the entire book. The narrator just ruined it for me unfortunately.


    What didn’t you like about Xe Sands’s performance?

    Her voice seemed whiny most of the time...and oh my the different voices were awful. Especially Father Tim!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jerri Houston, DE 10-25-13
    Jerri Houston, DE 10-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very enertaining"
    If you could sum up Catch of the Day in three words, what would they be?

    a great story


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book. At first I though it may be boring but it definitely kept me entertained, I looked forward to listening to it and found myself sitting in my driveway hating to turn it off!

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    Brenda COLUMBUS, OH, United States 10-08-13
    Brenda COLUMBUS, OH, United States 10-08-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Funny and a great read"
    If you could sum up Catch of the Day in three words, what would they be?

    This is my first book of Higgins and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was funny and very realistic. The main charactor remains me of some of my younger days. The narrator handles the female voices well but struggles to vary the male ones. All in all, I loved it and am now looking for another one by the author.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the variation of the male and female voices


    Which character – as performed by Xe Sands – was your favorite?

    Maggie by far


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end was great


    Any additional comments?

    All in all a great read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Devault Woodburn, OR United States 10-06-13
    Nancy Devault Woodburn, OR United States 10-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Cute, Funny and Heartwarming"
    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely enjoyed this book! The heroine was very funny despite her idiotic actions. Malone somewhat aggravated me but in the end I ended up liking him. There was a good repertoire of secondary characters that were very well developed so it was easy to follow along. Overall, very satisfying and entertaining book.

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    Ginny LaMere Poway, CA, United States 07-20-13
    Ginny LaMere Poway, CA, United States 07-20-13 Member Since 2015
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    "loved both reading and listening this story"
    What did you love best about Catch of the Day?

    I loved how Maggie kept getting herself in all these situations and I loved when she finally stood up for herself


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maggie but I did love Malone also


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I laughed so hard at the scene at the spaghetti dinner lol


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A very fun romantic comedy not to be missed


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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