Welcome to my blog about The Catch, where I appease you with info while you wait for the novel's release! Coming soon: the inspriation behind The Catch and its main characters.
But first up: the basic 411 on The Catch.
The Catch is a quirky little love story about redemption and third chances, set in San Francisco across three different periods: 1993-1995, 2006, and 2012. At first glance, it might seem to be a romance novel - the focus is squarely on the relationship between the main characters. And there is a fair amount of, shall we say, amorous content.
But The Catch also has some moral complexity that reflects real life, and makes it a better candidate for women's fiction than for romance. And it deals a lot with Julia's personal growth, which is also an element of women's fiction.
Newly single, Julia Dunphy is back in San Francisco with her kids. Julia's new work in an aquarium shop unearths old memories of a whale watching business she once imagined, and of William Quinn, the man she imagined it with. When she learns that William has made a success of their ideas, she wonders if it's too late to finally make a success of their relationship. But Julia's already blown her first two chances at happiness with William, so a third one seems like wishful thinking. Then Julia learns that William’s family is drowning in medical bills, and she uses her prowess as a former paralegal to stick it to the insurance company. When William shows up to thank her, she dares to wonder - is a third chance with him possible, after all?