The Pursuit of Lucy Banning (Avenue of Dreams Book #1): A Novel [NOOK Book]

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Lucy Banning may live on the exclusive Prairie Avenue among Chicago's rich and famous, but her heart lies elsewhere. Expected to marry an up-and-coming banker from a respected family, Lucy fears she will be forced to abandon her charity work--and the classes she is secretly taking at the newly opened University of Chicago. When she meets an unconventional young architect who is working on plans for the upcoming 1893 World's Fair, Lucy imagines a life lived on her own terms. Can she break away from her family's ...
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The Pursuit of Lucy Banning (Avenue of Dreams Book #1): A Novel

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Overview

Lucy Banning may live on the exclusive Prairie Avenue among Chicago's rich and famous, but her heart lies elsewhere. Expected to marry an up-and-coming banker from a respected family, Lucy fears she will be forced to abandon her charity work--and the classes she is secretly taking at the newly opened University of Chicago. When she meets an unconventional young architect who is working on plans for the upcoming 1893 World's Fair, Lucy imagines a life lived on her own terms. Can she break away from her family's expectations? And will she ever be loved for who she truly is?

Readers will love being swept away into a world of mansions, secrets, and romance as they follow Lucy through the streets of the Windy City during one of the most exciting times in the city's history. From opulent upper-class homes to the well-worn rooms of an orphanage, Olivia Newport breathes life and romance into the pages of history--and everyone is invited.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441237545
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Avenue of Dreams , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,184
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Olivia Newport's novels twist through time to discover where faith and passions meet. Her husband and two twenty-something children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books. She chases joy in stunning Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, where day lilies grow as tall as she is.
Olivia Newport is the author of The Pursuit of Lucy Banning. Her husband and two adult children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books. She chases joy in stunning Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, where daylilies grow as tall as she is.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    I always get hooked on books like this. Once I start reading, I

    I always get hooked on books like this. Once I start reading, I have a hard time putting it down. There were 3 main things I enjoyed about this book.

    * Sweet and clean romance...a must for a book to become a favorite.
    * It is full of Chicago history. If you've ever been to Chicago, you will be familiar with many places and even people mentioned.
    * The main character, Lucy Banning, is a strong woman who pursued her dreams while still caring for and loving her family around her.

    Great book! I can't wait for the next one in this series!

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2012

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    A Woman With A Mind Of Her Own

    Lucy Banning has been born to a life of privilege, but has a heart for those that are less fortunate. She appears to have it all, when the story opens. She is taking college classes, behind everyone's back, and engaged to be married to her childhood friend Daniel.
    Daniel is also from "Money", and has a career as a promising Banker. She has two older brother's Oliver and Leo. When her brother Leo brings home his friend Will, Lucy is very interested. Even her mother notices, and admonishes her....after all she is an engaged woman.
    Lucy is also playing an active roll in the upcoming 1893 World's Fair. With this there are also strange things happening at the house.
    I read this in almost one setting...such a great quick read...and you won't know all the answers to almost the end.

    I received this book from the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

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    THE PURSUIT OF LUCY BANNING by Olivia Newport is an exciting ins

    THE PURSUIT OF LUCY BANNING by Olivia Newport is an exciting inspirational historical romance set in 1892 Chicago. It is the first in the “The Avenue of Dreams” Series. What a wonderful story of love,romance,faith,high society of Chicago,the Gilded era,and the social contrasts and class lines of the era. Follow Lucy Banning and Will Edwards on their journey to the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. Their family’s expectations,Chicago’s social scene,the social classes,their struggles to break free of society’s constraints. “The Pursuit of Lucy Banning” is a sweet love story,with vivid descriptions of the times,and characters who will capture your heart and sweep you away into Chicago’s 1890′s.This story will touch your heart, it is beautifully written. Anyone who enjoys historical romance, Chicago’s Gilded Age,and the glitz and grandeur of high society. A must read. Received for an honest review. Details can be found at Revell,a division of Baker Publishing Group,the author’s website,and My Book Addiction and More.

    *Available from Revell Books, May 2012*

    RATING:4.5

    HEAT:Sweet: No sex or scenes of physical intimacy except some kissing. No graphic violence or profanity.

    REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2014

    This is a book you don't want to put down and you hate when the

    This is a book you don't want to put down and you hate when the story ends. I can't wait to read more stories by this author. I loved her

    accurate historical writing style and the fact that she never used vulgar language. Keep up the good work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Terrific

    Great story with romance suspence and lots of period detail.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    This was a good read!

    A lit of romance novels are set in England or the American west. It was nice to see Chicago in its infancy. The characters are well drawn out, and the story engrosses the reader. Lucy, Daniel, Will and Charlotte feel like real people. The only thing I didn't like, is Charlotte is left at loose ends. Yes, she may be a servant, but her story was being told alongside Lucy's, and only Lucy's got wrapped up. I hated to see Charlotte left in limbo. Otherwise, very enjoyable book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    NannyC

    Couldn't put this book down. Looking for more books by Olivia Newport.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Two stars

    This book was actually plesant to read! Decent development of characters, a few twist & turn surprises kept it interesting as well.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2012

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    Okay, all together now; let's sing: ¿ I Love Lucy ¿. The title c

    Okay, all together now; let's sing: ¿ I Love Lucy ¿. The title character, Lucy Banning, is polite, intelligent, pretty, kind hearted, and mannerly. Why, she's close to perfect and therefore, lovable and deserving of our song. And that is the major flaw in this otherwise interesting historical work of fiction. The characters are rather flat.

    Nonetheless, the book is enjoyable. The setting of Chicago preparing for the World's Fair allows the reader to appreciate how different times were.

    Thank you to Donna Hausler at Baker Publishing for my copy. Available May 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2014

    A Good Read

    I do not usually read romance books, but this one was a good read. Not too deep or real strong but a good book to read at the end of the day to unwind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    MUST READ!!!

    I loved this story. The history time and setting was well researched and described. A loose end or two but I am sure it is in a later book, which I will definitely read. I highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Very gooo Very good

    A great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Good period piece.

    Interesting women's issues during the Chicago world fair. Both upstairs and downstairs among the rich and famous.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2014

    Maybe historically accurate

    But nonetheless; its a slow moving boring story!

    I would have given it one star but this book is well edited andgrammatically correct.

    Its excessively elaborate in useless detail while trying to wrap accurately historic details around a tired storyline.
    Don't waste your time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    Was ok...

    Decent read....decent characters and plausible storyline. Story seemed a little off, but that could be me. Would recommend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

    Wonderful historical romance!

    I didn't want to stop reading the book. It is a wonderful story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Free ipad

    Kiss your hand three times post this on three other books and look under your pillow

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    Rosy

    Slow read. Took me longer than i expect it. Not good

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