Customer Reviews for

The Daddy Catch

Average Rating 5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted April 1, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    The Daddy Catch by Leigh Duncan Dan Hamilton is a surgeon who is

    The Daddy Catch by Leigh Duncan
    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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted May 24, 2011

    Fabulous Read

    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.

    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.

    Read the full review at the Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1