A Proper Pursuit

A Proper Pursuit

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by Lynn Austin
     
 

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From a three-time Christy award winner, a young woman goes to Chicago to find her mother, but newly exposed to a bigger world, discovers herself.See more details below

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From a three-time Christy award winner, a young woman goes to Chicago to find her mother, but newly exposed to a bigger world, discovers herself.

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roadtoromance.ca
A Proper Pursuit, by Lynn Austin was a very fine read. The touches of humor were placed all in the right areas. When reading, I read as if I was twenty, Violet's age. I felt the change in her as the book progressed. In the beginning she was naive and full of imagination As the book closed she became bold and a much more sensible young lady The book ended wonderfully and finished with a very pleasant surprise.
—Maisha Walker
blogcritics.org
A Proper Pursuit is a book that slips down easily. But along the way I realized it had raised questions and issues far weightier than I expected to find while hanging out with such a coquettish and lively heroine. Fans of romantic comedy and Americana will want to add A Proper Pursuit to their collections.
—Violet Nesdoly
Library Journal

When young Violet Hayes hears that her father plans to marry the ghastly widow Maude O'Neill, she sets off for Chicago in 1893 under the guise of visiting the World's Fair, but Violet's real purpose is to find her mother, who had divorced her father years ago, and to prevent her father's ridiculous marriage. A three-time Christy Award winner (Fire by Night; Candle in the Darkness; Hidden Places) and one of the genre's best historical fiction novelists, Austin delivers another agreeable saga that draws on America's rich, turbulent history and features distinctive characters. This sure winner will please readers who enjoy high-spirited, adventurous heroines and vivid details of bygone eras. Highly recommended. Austin lives in Chicago.


—Tamara Butler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764228919
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
410,140
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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