The June Bug Catcher

Category: Romance - Contemporary

Author: Heather Ball


  • Publisher: FriesenPress
  • Publication Date: August 17, 2017
  • Page Count: 264
  • ISBN-10: 1525531506
  • ISBN-13: 978-1525531507
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Emma Drei is extremely excited about the future. She is on track to begin the perfect married life. Her fiancé is an amazing man who loves her immensely and is excited to build a life with her, just like Emma had always wanted. But when an unknown development occurs, her hopes and plans for a perfect life are broken. This event leaves Emma heartbroken, but it also encourages her to make an impulsive decision that is sure to become the best one in her life. Emma makes the decision to leave her life in Victoria, BC, and fly far away to the land down under, Australia! Desperate for a fresh start, Emma begins a beautiful journey of self-discovery in Australia where she makes new friends, even explores other romantic relationships, and strengthens her connection with God.

The June Bug Catcher by Heather Ball is an uplifting story about second chances, making the most out of the bad situations in life, and reconnecting with self. Readers will observe Emma’s heartwarming growth as she develops new connections in an entirely different physical space. The June Bug Catcher is Ball’s debut novel where she expertly writes the adventures of her characters. She builds a fantastic cast of characters who keep audiences engaged with their fun antics. They are genuinely flawed and believable and it is interesting to notice how the author intelligently writes themes of relationships, the quest for meaning and happiness, and inner freedom in this captivating tale. The story doesn’t lack the realism that captures the heart of readers and the setting is well-painted.

Ball is a terrific writer who crafts a nuanced story to entertain readers, creating a plot that is unpredictable, and characters that are utterly unforgettable and that readers will root for. Emma’s journey is all about how negative experiences can turn our lives around for the better, only if we have a positive outlook on life. A positive outlook on life can nurture new developments, which will provide fresh experiences and unexpected moments of happiness. Interesting and fast-paced, this book is perfect for readers looking for a modern Christian romance. 

Reviewed by David Reyes Review Date: December 4, 2021

Category: Romance - Contemporary


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