Falling in love with a Catholic priest was not my smartest move. And in case I might have overlooked those little facts, I have an entire town pointing them out to me. The problem is, even when someone is clearly wrong for you, he might seem…well, perfect. Kind, funny, charming, intelligent, hardworking. He likes the same movies I do.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? A lovelorn diner owner, with the help of nosy gossips and some divine intervention, meets her match in a strong but silent lobsterman who sweeps her off her feet. Read more Read less. No customer reviews. How does Amazon calculate star ratings?

The machine learned model takes into account factors including: the age of a review, helpfulness votes by customers and whether the reviews are from verified purchases. Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. Maggie is a wonderful woman. She is an identical twin. Her twin, Christie is married with a small daughter. Maggie would like to have a life like Christie's.

Maggie owns a diner the only one in town. She works for the church by cooking. She works for the fire department by cooking. She does meals on wheels for people. She feeds the elderly lady who lives in the apartment downstairs. In other words, she is a kind hearted woman who is a friend and supporter of nearly everyone in town.

She is also clumsy and too likely to say the wrong thing in public. Her mother talks to her as though she is a failure.

She is constantly comparing Maggie to Christie and pointing out how Maggie does not measure up. In point of fact, her mother is not a nice person.

One of the most disappointing things for me is the last minute metamorphosis. This book is really about Gideon's Cove as seen through Maggie's eyes. The town is tiny. The way to make a living is fishing or logging. Because those can be seasonal jobs, the town is not a wealthy place.

The families who live there are close knit, caring and willing to gossip about everyone and everything. They do not always let the facts get in the way of a good story. One of her blind dates is a grandfather, another is a man who communicates with dead animals. And then there is Malone. Malone is a lobsterman. He does not talk. No one knows his first name. And he and Maggie do not have a real relationship as much as they become friends with benefits.

That would be of course if they were friends. Ms Higgins has created a place that is filled with love, humor and warmth. The characters are each well defined. There are secondary characters who add a wonderful texture to the story.

I enjoyed this book very much. It easily held my interest. I think if I woke up in Gideon's Cove, I would know where to eat breakfast, where to go to church and when I wanted a beer, I could show up at Dewey's.

A terrific story about life. Life is not always easy or fun. But, at times it can be perfect. Kristan Higgins has a knack for writing books that are easy to read and enjoyable, but not particularly memorable.

This one is no exception. Maggie is a nice single girl looking for a man in a small Maine town. She thinks she's in love with the Priest, and she finds a few duds that will give you a giggle. Several anecdotes weave themselves into the story. The book spent a bit more time on her family's life where I would have preferred reading more about her love interests or lack thereof.

I'm no fool for romance, but the humor was the treasure in this book, and based on Maggie's struggles in the dating world. The book did fall short of being a great romance. Higgins simply didn't develop the main male love interest, and they spent far more time being "on a break" than they did being together. The book was cute. Don't expect a great work of art. It's an easy light read to have with a glass of wine after the kids go to sleep. Overall, I did enjoy the book.

It was funny and touching by turns. I have to agree with some other reviewers on a few points -- namely the painfully-embarrassing scenes, the incomplete development of the relationship between Maggie and Malone, and the first-person point of view and present tense.

As others have said, I really prefer the 3rd person with both the H and h's points of view in past tense that Higgins uses in more current novels.

Also, it really is more chick lit than romance. I don't mind this, but people should be aware before buying. For instance, the relationship I found most touching was that between Maggie and her dog, not the one between her and Malone.

In true romance, this shouldn't be so. I'll also admit to being almost more interested in Chantal's story than Maggie's by the end. Since I knew this was chick lit before I began, I wasn't too bothered by this fact! One other thing I'm noticing in Kristan Higgins' earlier books though not in the Blue Heron books, that I remember is a confusion with numbers. For instance, Malone says he's Maggie says he's years older than she.

Yet she's 8 years older than her brother, whom she says is Also, her parents married because her mother was pregnant with her and her twin, and the parents have been married 33 years.

I can't make the math work out. Is she 32, 33, or 34? Is Malone 36 or ? Another Higgins book I recently read had the same issue. I guess the editors just didn't catch it, and it's not really that big of an issue, but I kept being drawn out of the story because I was trying to figure out how that math could possibly work!

If you've read and enjoyed some of Higgins' other books as I have , I'd say give this one a go. If you're just starting with her, I'd say start with the Blue Herron series, which I feel is much more polished work. This is the first Kristan Higgins book I have read, and I am reading more of her books now. I love her humor sprinkled throughout the book, and her creation of memorable, quirky characters. Maggie, besieged by her mother to get married, is an important member of her small town that is not brimming with "good catch" guys.

Malone, a lobsterman, who never eats at Maggie's diner, and almost appears mute, brings a soaked Maggie back to town after a bicycle spill. Malone is to me an extremely unlikely romantic interest, but perhaps is the only guy in town who shows Maggie any kindness. Too bad he can't say much more than one word at a time. I was kind of surprised as the romance developed, albeit as an extremely on and off relationship. But Malone eventually speaks in complete sentences as Maggie cracks his shell of solitude.

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Catch of the Day

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REVIEW: Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins

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Catch of the Day (Gideon's Cove Series #1)

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