by Robin Lee Hatcher Heart Quest
Category: Fiction / Autobiography
0 pages; ISBN: 0842360999
Rating: 8/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Anne K. Edwards
A delight to the eye and the heart is Catching Katie. A happy mix of all the emotions and much more. Katherine Jones has been away to school and gotten involved in the women's sufferage movement and it is these radical ideas she brings back to Homestead, Idaho. For although women have the vote in Idaho, they don't use it and it is this situation Katie intends to correct. In her tireless efforts to see that a constitutional amendment to extend sufferage to all women is passed, she involves several friends, among them Ben Rafferty, owner of the Homestead Weekly Herald, who was her childhood friend. The problem is that Ben isn't that boy any longer, nor is she the same girl. They have grown up, each having a strong idea of what they want from life. Complications arise when they fall in love and don't tell each other. Ben wants a home in small town Homestead and Katie has decided to remain single and dedicate herself to the women's movement. Catching Katie is a marvelous mix of lighthearted glimmerings of life as seen through these and other characters' eyes, yet facing the serious choices in planning their futures. Katie sees herself with a political future and Ben, while he encourages her and works for it, wishes she wanted a simpler life. A tale of love with its attendant complications and more. This book will please any reader with its balanced plot and well drawn characters by a very talented author. Highly recommended as a story anyone will enjoy.