A Proper Pursuit

A Proper Pursuit

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When Violet Hayes ventures to Chicago during the time of the World's Fair, her one goal is to find her mother, who has been missing from her life since she was nine. Naive, impressionable, and highly imaginative (having secretly ingested a diet of romance novels and true crime stories at school), Violet stays in Chicago under the care of her grandmother and her three great aunts. It is here that her perspectives on life are opened as she is exposed to the world about her--from high society to the poor immigrant families; from the suffragette movement to the security of a suitable marriage match. As Violet contemplates what course her life will take, she will discover the missing parts of her family's past--and, ultimately, Violet will discover herself.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, c2007
ISBN: 9780764204401
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 432 p. ; 23 cm


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Sep 22, 2014

This is not one of my favorite Lynn Austin books but it was still good. I love how she bases her plots around real historical events. I love Lynn Austin!

shear4 Jul 16, 2012

A friend told me I should read this book. So I got it out. When I saw the cover I was kind of wondering what is this all about. I read it and I immediately fell in love with the characters. I laughed all the time when she made up names about everyone. It is a must read!!!!!!

Apr 18, 2012

I enjoyed this book for what it is- a light, historical novel with a touch of romance.

Mar 30, 2010

I had read this book a few years ago, I got it out by mistake, and starting reading it again, just because it was the only thing around at the time. It was just as enjoyable the second time around. I enjoyed the witty personality, the historical elements masterfully woven into the story of Victoria, her family, and her four suitors.


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