Catch of the Day (Gideon's Cove #1)
First Date à la Maggie
Take one lovelorn diner owner (me)
A generous helping of nosy local gossips
A dollop of envy at married sister's perfect life
A splash of divine intervention (my matchmaking priest)
Combine ingredients with one adorable puppy, add a strong but silent lobsterman with a hidden heart of gold . . ....more
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I love Kristsn Higgins, seriously, she's amazing. This is the 4 or 5th book by her I've read and I'm convinced that everything she's writes speaks to me. It's an emotional experience with her work, love it.
This book was no different. A story about finding love in the most unlikely of places and realizing what you've always wanted sits right under your nose. I really liked Maggie, she was a sweet and loyal woman proud to serve her town by running the local diner. Being part of ...more
This book won the 2008 Rita for Best Contemporary single title. I am always on the lookout for a good contemporary book and the blurb for this sounded hysterical. So I ran over to my local library and picked it up.
I devoured this book in one sitting. It was sweet, funny as hell and totally romantic. I am a total Kristan Higgins convert.
Maggie is owner and operator of Joe's Diner in a small fishing town in Maine. In her thirties she is still not married and it doesn't look like she has any future when there is very little to choose from. To make matters wor ...more
To be honest, this book was a little depressing to me. Poor Maggie is just so word-clumsy and inapprop ...more
Quite honestly, life is abundantly busy these days. And while my reading hasn't slowed down, I tend to hibernate with an old favorite when real life gets real. So I may have been forgoing some of the new stuff in favor of doing a little re-reading a la Megan Whalen Turner these days. I also made time to re-read one of my favorite Kristan Higgins books on account of it being repackaged and re-released this week in a glossy new edition to match her others. CATCH OF THE DAY ...more
The story is a pretty familiar one (especially if you’ve ever read a Higgans book.) Our narrator Maggie is a small-town Maine girl in love with a man she can’t have -- in this case, a Catholic priest. Maggie tries valiantly to move on with her life, embarking on a series of truly terrible blind dates. This ...more
This one, though, just didn't quite do it for me. Our heroine, Maggie, is the sort I normally like. She's a little older (about 35, I think) and the owner/manager/main employee in a small diner. She's generally kind-hearted, helping out in the church and community. She has a lovely dog that follows her around. She's a littl ...more
You see that book blurb?
- Remove the puppy (it doesn't appear until the final page of the book)
-+ Remove also the matchmaking priest and add the fact that the main character is in love with said priest!
+ Add a few over the top plot stereotypes (ie. the bad date that makes all other dates look better, the super mega misunderstanding that could have been solved easily if the main characters just talke ...more
Maggie owns a diner in a small Maine community and now in her early thirties despairs of finding a husband. There just aren't any good candidates in her small town. Well, there is Ma ...more
Favorite Line - “I stand up, trying to shake myself mentally. Get over him, Maggie, I instruct myself. I need to stop. I really do. I want to. I’m going to. I sound like a drug addict. Perhaps there’s a twelve-step program for me. Priest Lovers Anonymous.”
Favorite Character - Maggie
I enjoyed reading this book, it made me laugh out loud & smile quite a few times. ...more
Count me in as a big Kristan Higgins fan. When I first discovered her books two years ago, I quickly and enthusiastically read through her backlist – a rarity for me. I just couldn’t get enough of her contemporary stories that concentrate largely on the heroine with a romance that takes far fewer pages but one that always packs a punch leaving my romantic heart immensely pleased.
When voting in last year’s Favorite Romance Audiobooks Poll, Kristan Higgins was my pick for the A ...more
The small town that she has grown up in her entire life is a constant back drop in this story. The people were very well develop and full of drama ridden hilarity. Especially, the old bitties.
To get over th ...more
And really, its about time Maggie falls for him instead of being a lovesick idiot over a priest! The dude was a major flirt though, he should probably tone that down.
Between Maggie tripping all over herself around a man of God, then her crazy interactions wit ...more
My first and probably last Higgins. I've read some wonderful, idealized small town romances in the past dozen years, but I'm pretty sure I've reached burn out.
Maggie's adorableness was too sweet for me and honestly, I thought the priest was playing a bit of a creepy teasing game.
I wouldn't have finished if it weren't for Xe Sands excellent narration.
I loved this book, loved this book, looooooooooooooooooooooooooved this book!!!!! It was sweet and charming and funny. It's exactly the kind of book you finish reading with a smile on your face... makes me reconsider some of the other 5 stars I've given... (yeah This Good !!)
But.....and there are several "buts" for me...this books was not nearly as enjoyable as it could have been. For one ...more
I live in a small Connecticut town with a beautiful library, a great agricultural fair, nice people and not much else. I have two lovely, entertaining children and a brave firefighter for a husband, who is, perhaps more importantly, a fantastic cook. Digger from Fools Rush In is inspired my very own Dig ...more