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Her Best Catch

3.41  ·  Rating Details ·  234 Ratings  ·  52 Reviews
Allison Doll's mother is rebelliously turning fifty, her two best friends have started dating and a gorgeous injured relief pitcher named Ashton Boyd has joined her Sunday school class, rocking her world into confusion, heartache and temptation, places she hasn't visited in a long time, much less all at once.
But with the help of family, old friends she really hasn't lost,
Paperback, 204 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by Bell Bridge Books
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Jun 27, 2011 Casey rated it really liked it
“Her Best Catch” is a funny, fun romantic getaway with a few laughs, several sigh-worthy moments and an overall story that brought me pleasure to read.

Well first off, I love first person accounts and the heroine’s slightly snarky voice on the page had me thinking that more than the once the author must have crawled into my head to get her motivation.

She has a sense of humor that had me chuckling out loud more than once!
The only thing with first person, especially in romance, is you don’t get to
Jun 26, 2011 Tori rated it really liked it
I'm not usually a fan of sweet romance, or Christian books, but I got this book for free, so I decided to give it a shot. Not that I'm some kind of sexed up heathen, I just prefer my books with a little heat and most Christian books are just cloying with their references to all things holy. I end up wanting to toss the book across the room and scream YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN I GET IT ALREADY!
It turns out, that wasn't the case with this book at all. Now, I'll admit, when I first started reading it, I a
Christy  Lashea
Dec 10, 2011 Christy Lashea rated it it was amazing
I started reading Lindi Peterson's Her Best Catch on Christmas night about 7:30pm.
It's first person and I don't usually read first person. But, it's got a romance in the story line, and I love romance.
I know the exact time I began this story because I was trying to get my son to go to bed. I have to go into SuperNanny mode at bedtime to make sure he stays in the bed. So, picture me standing near the bedroom door at the kitchen counter, book on the counter, bookmark poised to slip in when ever my
Emery Lee
Oct 05, 2011 Emery Lee rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Christian Readers
First of all, this was something completely different for me - a contemporary inspirational that was part women's fiction and part romance.

I really wasn't sure what to expect when I opened the book but found the author's voice entertaining and engaging. Written in a light self-deprecating first person, the story was family, frienship, and God-centric with most of it centered around the church and Sunday School class where the romantic interest (A good looking professional basbay player) just ha
May 15, 2012 Kara rated it it was amazing
Her Best Catch by Lindi Peterson
Review by Kara Grant

Psalm 130:5...I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope.

My Review
This is the scripture the story starts with. Allison’s story begins with her planning her mom’s 50th birthday surprise party. In the midst of this she is also dealing with her two best friends (Velvet and Trent) becoming a couple, and she’s about to meet famous Atlanta Braves pitcher Ashton Boyd in her Sunday school singles class. Even though the summary de
May 20, 2011 Catherine rated it it was amazing
I was thrilled to get my hands on a copy of Her Best Catch, because the author and I have gotten to know each other over the past year. I already knew I would like her writing. I had no idea how much I would love it.
Smart, sassy and sensitive dialogue keeps a brisk pace with a plot that has more twists and turns than Space Mountain that combined, makes it virtually impossible to put this book down until you're done. You'll laugh, cry a bit, and smile your way through each page of Her Best Catch
Julie Graves
Aug 12, 2011 Julie Graves rated it really liked it
Allison Doll is a 29 year old auditor that lives with her mother and grandmother. She loves her job and she loves the Lord. She has been best friends with Trent and Velvet since they were children. Trent and Velvet have recently become a couple. Allison refers to them as Trelvet. She is having a hard time being the third wheel in their relationship.

Ashton Boyd is a baseball relief pitcher that recently injured his throwing arm. When he shows up in Allison’s Sunday School he makes quite a stir, n
Aug 11, 2011 Brenda rated it really liked it
A darling story about faith, trust and self discovery. A sweet love story about best friends, romantic friends, and finding your way in the world. The Heroine had me cracking up with her snide little comments and I could just see her rolling her eyes in my mind's eye. Everytime she mentioned Trelvet I started laughing all over again. The hero is too perfect and so she just can't trust that it's the real him. Having a mysterious absentee boyfriend would be difficult, but soooooo worth the trouble ...more
Angela Breidenbach
Jul 13, 2013 Angela Breidenbach rated it it was amazing
This is a delightful novel with just the right touch of faith and romance. I'm not a huge sports fan so I was especially pleased when baseball was not a huge element, but it had the perfect amount for flavor and style in the novel by Ms. Peterson. I giggled, teared up, and was often very moved by the skill of Lindi Peterson's prose. You'll very much enjoy this novel.
Nov 14, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Monique Thomas
Nov 11, 2011 Monique Thomas rated it it was amazing
This is a must Read! Good for all ages.
Kelly Gressley
Jan 22, 2013 Kelly Gressley rated it it was amazing
I loved reading this book.
I could not but it down - wanted to know how it would end!
Jill Vaughan
Jul 14, 2011 Jill Vaughan rated it it was amazing
Great new author. It was hard to put this book down. I can't wait for her next book.
Jun 21, 2011 Katie(babs) rated it really liked it
Her Best Catch is an inspirational Chick-Lit. The protagonist, Allison Doll is stressing out. She uses up most of her free time trying to plan her mother’s fiftieth surprise birthday party. Her mother is acting very flighty and irresponsible, and wants Allison to loosen up and not worry so much. Her best friend Velvet and Trent have started dating and Allison now feels like an outsider where they’re concerned. She begins nicknaming them Trevlet because they do everything together as a duo. Allis ...more
Jun 14, 2011 Ruth rated it liked it
It's funny, this book has a lot of qualities that usually turn me off, but in this book, they work. No, it's not a literary masterpiece, but it is a fun Christian romance where everyone lives happily ever after.

What don't I usually like? Well, despite the fact that I read a lot of Christian fiction, I tend to like those books on the less religious end of the spectrum, unless they are focused on a character's spiritual journey. In other words, I don't mind a lot of religious content if the plot
Jun 24, 2011 LadyCalico rated it really liked it
This was a sweet and entertaining little romance. The plot was nothing new but it was well developed and told from the likable but cautious heroine's first person point-of-view, which drew me quickly and thoroughly into her world and on her side. It was a quick read and easily finished in a sitting. My one complaint is that it seemed like a YA book. If the author hadn't kept reminding us that the characters were professionals in their late 20's, I would have assumed it was about a high school ch ...more
Fictional Bookshelf
Jun 16, 2011 Fictional Bookshelf rated it it was amazing
I am without a doubt very impressed with the inspirational romance, Her Best Catch, by Lindi Peterson.

Lindi managed to capture my deepest gratitude for writing a tale filled with happiness, grief, confliction, humor and a unique insight into the life of a young Christian woman, Allison.

While Allison maybe a fictional character, her story/life within the pages had me on pins and needles. I picked up the book fist thing in the morning and finished it before lunchtime. The flow of the story was smo
Jun 18, 2011 Jolene rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Christian chick lit / romance
Between her family, her friends, and her job, Allison Doll has plenty of drama in her life without adding in a guy. Especially, a guy who has his heart set on leaving to play professional baseball. When the handsome Ashton Boyd begins showing up at her job and wisking her away to lunch or dinner, Allison is cautious. Afterall, Ashton is a minor celebrity and she's already got enough things to deal with. As Allison and Ashton spend time together, she is undeniably drawn to him, but hesitant to al ...more
Jun 25, 2011 Radella rated it really liked it
The Sunday school world is rocked when Ashton Boyd shows up. He's the former Atlanta Braves relief pitcher, out because of a career ending injury. Allison can't quite figure out what to do when Ashton starts showing her some attention. With dinners and kisses, a funeral and a mission trip, Allison tries not to lose her heart, while Ashton tries to catch it.

I enjoyed the story, the plot was fairly straightforward, but it was well written... even though the characters are frustratingly immature.
Jul 22, 2012 Amy rated it liked it
This book is actually more 2.5 stars. It was okay. It was cute. This does not mean it's not a good story or poorly written, it's just based on my personal taste. Had I known what it was about in advance I probably wouldn't have read it all, because it's not my normal genre. It was free on Amazon, and a friend recommended it, so I got it for no other reason than I don't pass up a free book.

For a Christian Romance novel it was pretty good. I enjoyed the Atlanta references, and I liked that Ashton
Diana Hockley
Aug 19, 2013 Diana Hockley rated it did not like it
I knew this was a religious book before I read it, so I expected "God" talk, however there was little story-line to back it up and what there was, didn't come across as very adult.

The main character, Allison, - for a thirty-year old woman - was "whiningly" conflicted over the rather colourless Ashton. I was aggravated by Allison's penchant for listening to her close friends who stick their noses into the relationship to the point where she cans something to which she was looking forward, purely
Monica Mynk
Jun 27, 2015 Monica Mynk rated it it was amazing
I’ve already read other books by Lindi Peterson, but the first few sentences of this one served a great reminder why I love her easygoing style. With a best friend Velvet and fifty-going-on-sixteen mother celebrating her birthday with Bubba Bob’s Barbecue, we get a great stage set for Allison Doll to finally stop waiting for her life to happen and start living it.

Lindi’s characters always feel so real, and this story is no exception. Allison is very relatable, and I loved living inside her head,
Victoria Vane
Oct 05, 2011 Victoria Vane rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Christian Readers
First of all, this was something completely different for me - a contemporary inspirational that was part women's fiction and part romance.

I really wasn't sure what to expect when I opened the book but found the author's voice entertaining and engaging. Written in a light self-deprecating first person, the story was family, frienship, and God-centric with most of it centered around the church and Sunday School class where the romantic interest (A good looking professional basbay player) just ha
Jul 14, 2012 Ausjenny rated it really liked it
Shelves: contempory
I won this book earlier this year and after reading a blog post by Lindi decided I needed to read this book.
The book is in the first person which is different from most books I read as the whole books is from her point of view. Allison is dealing with a mother turning fifty, and her two best friends have started dating leaving her feeling the 3rd wheel. Into her Sunday school class walks Ashton who is a injured releif pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. We see Allison and Ashton develop a friendshi
Ashley Deniz
Jul 31, 2011 Ashley Deniz rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really did not enjoy this book. I read a lot of romance novels and just could not get engaged in this one. Allison Doll, the protagonist is so unlikeable and whiny it was hard to read this entire book from her point of view. For those of you watching and Bachelorette this season and cannot stand Ashley's continuously self deprecating talk then you will not enjoy this. I can understand why the hero may not always find her attractive since she is always so negative.

The first person point of vie
I downloaded this as a free read from Amazon for the Kindle app on my Blackberry. I've never read a Christian novel before and I'm not sure this was the best one to start off with. I thought the characters lacked maturity. With a few tweaks this would have made a good Young Adult book. Allison just seemed to be too immature and naive to be 29. Ashton was a good character but I felt he was a little too good to be true. (view spoiler) ...more
Jan 03, 2012 Nell rated it it was ok
I quite enjoy Christian fiction, at least I enjoy good Christian fiction. This one sadly fell short. One of the worst kind of books - full of unrealistic, sickly sweet people who quote the bible but never transfer anything they've learned into their lives. I'm not an American and I do understand that there are allegedly people there who are very into their church but this book read like it was set in a cross between Disney world and the set of Happy Days and these people weren't kids - no, they ...more
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Ane Mulligan
Oct 10, 2011 Ane Mulligan rated it it was amazing
The cover is captivating and reminiscent of Breakfast at Tiffany's (in my opinion). And the story is dynamite! I read it in two sittings, and only put it down the first night because the hubs made me. Allison Doll is fun to be with, and I'm sure I saw a couple of her friends at my church. There is much more to this story than just romance, but with a hot hunky hero and a funny heroine that makes you laugh out loud, you might want to read it more than once. I do. Novel Journey and I give Her Best ...more
Aug 24, 2012 Victoria rated it liked it
It was a bit unbelievable....She was a slight Mary Sue. Also, the heavy religiosity contributed to it unbelieveable...or rather, less than genuine. It was interesting and easy. I read it in a few hours. If you're looking for a light read, this is it. However, the flaws in it are why it's been downgraded. I think this is a first novel, though, so I'll give the writer a break.
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