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Posted April 1, 2012
The Daddy Catch by Leigh Duncan Dan Hamilton is a surgeon who is
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Dan Hamilton is a surgeon who is interested in some land where he could build the medical center. The proceeds from that will
fund the community center for foster kids who have aged out of the system. He is a mentor to many of them and as the original
group of guys wants to go to Belize to fly fish he needs to learn how to. He wants to build condos.
Jess Cofer, widowed 5 years ago runs her late husbands fly fishing store. She wants to only preserve the land where the shop is
located. She is all into the preserving of the land.
She agrees to teach him how to fly fish after taking a Saturday lesson with dads and their kids. He takes private lessons one day
a week, then teaches the foster kids what he's learned.
She's helping him locate equipment for the foster kids on learn with.
Besides the romance I do like this book a lot, takes me to places i've never been, very descriptive area.
Also i feel with what i've read about fly fishing in this book that i could probably cast and not be too bad at it. Again very descriptive
about that, the fish, the equipment, how to tie flies, beach areas, scenery of Florida makes this a well rounded book to read.
Dan really gets along with her son Adam and includes him when he can.
Posted May 24, 2011
This is a story about the dreams of youth not living up to the spotlight of adult reality. It explores what a man is willing to give up and how far he will go in his pursuit of the perfect life, and readers find out if a woman can derail it all with a fishing pole.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Dan's character certainly has depth and substance. He survived being a kid with no parents, being dumped into the foster care system and, through determined grit and perseverance plus the guidance of a loving couple, made something of himself in spite of it all. There's a lot to like about his personality. He's got a big heart and Ms. Duncan made that very clear to readers. His dialogue shines whenever he interacts with Jess, the heroine. His conflict is mostly internal. He has to face some ethical and moral dilemmas which will affect not only him but others as well. It's a heavy responsibility and he shoulders it well. Yes he makes a few mistakes but that made his character more believable and interesting.
Jess is a single mom with a couple of passionate interests. The first is her son and the second is the land that borders her fishing grounds. She's driven, protective and, as such, is blinded to some of her faults. Her conflict is a combination of external and internal. Outside forces push her to action and eventually she realizes not everything she does is altruistic. Jess was graceful about eating humble pie, eventually.
The author certainly knows her way around fly fishing. The details were specific and numerous and after awhile I accepted that about this story. Jess's job is to teach Dan how to fish and since my own family has taken up the hobby, I have since come to understand that there is a unique language to it and it takes some getting used to. Humor abounds. Another detail that I was impressed with is the author's understanding about the deficiencies and injustice with the foster care system. I'd read about it in the news so I know it's real. Ms. Duncan tackled a sticky wicket with grace and consideration. I wish more people were like Dan and the solution as wonderful as what Jess did to bring it about. It was a strong emotional hook.
Another aspect of The Daddy Catch that I appreciated was how Ms. Duncan handled the presence of Adam, Jess's little son. He's an adorable character and very much present throughout the book. His character wasn't a prop but an integral character to the romance. He was the bridge that eventually brought the two together by opening Jess's eyes to the man Dan really was. Dan's interaction with Adam presents readers with a clear picture of how appropriate and qualified the hero is to be a male role model for an impressionable child. The author's writing made that very clear.
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Posted August 30, 2011
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