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By Lynn Austin | Comments: ( 720 ) | Date: ( Oct 23, 2019 )

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 Na ve, 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 greatWhen 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 Na ve, 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.

  • Title: A Proper Pursuit
  • Author: Lynn Austin
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Lynn Austin

For many years, Lynn Austin nurtured a desire to write but frequent travels and the demands of her growing family postponed her career When her husband s work took Lynn to Bogota, Colombia, for two years, she used the B.A she d earned at Southern Connecticut State University to become a teacher After returning to the U.S the Austins moved to Anderson, Indiana, Thunder Bay, Ontario, and later to Winnipeg, Manitoba.It was during the long Canadian winters at home with her children that Lynn made progress on her dream to write, carving out a few hours of writing time each day while her children napped Lynn credits her early experience of learning to write amid the chaos of family life for her ability to be a productive writer while making sure her family remains her top priority.Extended family is also very important to Austin, and it was a lively discussion between Lynn, her mother, grandmother age 98 , and daughter concerning the change in women s roles through the generations that sparked the inspiration for her novel Eve s Daughters.Along with reading, two of Lynn s lifelong passions are history and archaeology While researching her Biblical fiction series, Chronicles of the Kings, these two interests led her to pursue graduate studies in Biblical Backgrounds and Archaeology through Southwestern Theological Seminary She and her son traveled to Israel during the summer of 1989 to take part in an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Timnah This experience contributed to the inspiration for her novel Wings of Refuge.Lynn resigned from teaching to write full time in 1992 Since then she has published twelve novels Eight of her historical novels, Hidden Places, Candle in the Darkness, Fire by Night, A Proper Pursuit, and Until We Reach Home have won Christy Awards in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, and 2009 for excellence in Christian Fiction Fire by Night was also one of only five inspirational fiction books chosen by Library Journal for their top picks of 2003, and All She Ever Wanted was chosen as one of the five inspirational top picks of 2005 Lynn s novel Hidden Places has been made into a movie for the Hallmark Channel, starring actress Shirley Jones Ms Jones received a 2006 Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of Aunt Batty in the film.

Comments A Proper Pursuit

  • Sheri Salatin

    I must say that when I started this book, I really wasn't sure if I would even stick with it to finish it. The only reason that I kept reading it all was because the writing was so good and intriguing. (It's written from first person perspective and you'll remember from my last review that I really don't care for first person perspectives) Usually about mid-way through a book, I can tell where the story is going. With this book, I wasn't sure. I love books that have a happy ending and tie things [...]

  • Naomi Sarah

    THIS BOOK.I love it, okay? I love it. It's not Lynn Austin's most emotional or wow-ahhh-I'm-dead book, but I love it all the same. I was gushing in the great-ness of it when I closed it, and I giggled many times. Violet is a hilarious heroine. AND ALSO. SILAS. Okay. We're ready for this review.My opinions on Violet suitors.Violet has a lot of suitors - that's the fun thing about this book.1. Herman Beckett. He was ghastly. Seriously, I'm a bit annoyed with Violet for not pushing him away immedia [...]

  • Jamie

    I've lost count of how many times I've read this book, but enjoy it just as much every single time. It cracks me up too!

  • Tweety

    First of all, ignore the deathly boring cover. The cover features a little girl who looks like she belongs on the cover of A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, while the book isn't about a child but Violet, who has just graduated finishing school and is out to find her role in life. Whether that's marrying the stodgy Herman Beckett, intense Luis or Nelson, who clearly likes Violet and dislikes the pretenses of Chicago society. The same as her. But he isn't all he seems, and what if it's someone else that h [...]

  • Margaret Metz

    I know it's cliche, but I have a HUGE wish list of books - and only so much time and money. This is one that had been on the list for a while and I'm a little ashamed to say that I didn't put as much emphasis on it because the cover just didn't grab me. Let me tell you something - what's inside is one of the most entertaining stories I've read in a long time. I instantly added Lynn Austin as a favorite author after finishing this book.Violet is such an incredible character. She experiences so mu [...]

  • Joyce

    Public library copy. It took me a few pages to get into this book. The point of view character was so immature at the beginning, and shallow, as were most of the characters. But I stuck with it because this is one of my favorite authors, and she does not disappoint. I have to admit to reading a couple of reviews when I was about halfway just to know it would be worth reading, which it was.Lots of history in this long book, mainly the Great Chicago Fire and the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. D [...]

  • Beth

    This was a fun book. The main character, Violet, is quirky and full of imagination. At first, she was a little annoying because I found her to be a bit naive. However, as I read the novel, I realized that much of the point of her story is the process of growing up.Austin portrayed the historical aspect of the novel well. I love reading novels about the Women's Rights movement and women's suffrage, and this one delivered (Violet even wears-gasp-bloomers!)I loved the list of mysteries that Violet [...]

  • Staci

    This was a lovely novel and I thoroughly enjoyed the story line and humor.Violet's search for her mother provided a bit of mystery to the novel. The biggest strength of the story however is the character growth that Violet developed under the guidance of her four aunts. Each of them focused on a different criteria for what is important in life.A Proper Pursuit is highly recommended for fans of Jen Turano.

  • Amber Stokes

    This book surprised me--in a good way! When I first started the book, I confess that I thought it wouldn't be very deep, and it took me a while to really get into it. But about a quarter of the way through, my thoughts really changed.Violet Hayes, the main character, annoyed me at the beginning, and I felt that the other characters were interesting, but maybe a bit too quirky. However, Violet really grows during her trip to Chicago, and I began to feel closer to her, as well as the other charact [...]

  • Katy

    This book was a lot of fun. It won a Christy award, so it is clean (yea) and it's religious message was not overdone or overpowering (bonus). It's historical fiction and is set in Chicago during the world's fair just before the turn of the century. You get to march with suffragettes, wear bloomers, visit Jane Adam's Hull House, hear Robert Moody preach, and of course, visit the fair or "the white city." As a bonus, the residents reminisce about the Chicago Fire and you learn all about that, too! [...]

  • Loraine

    A Proper Pursuit is a delightful romp through the year 1893 as Violet tries to find her true love. She goes to Chicago to stay with her grandmother and three great aunts. Each lady has a different kind of beau in mind for Violet but none of the beaus is exactly right. At the same time, she is trying to solve the disappearance of an important person in her life using each of the beaus to assist her. Only when Violet finds her real first love does she find exactly the right man for her. I loved th [...]

  • Rachel McMillan

    have read this a million timesLAS

  • SallyB

    Christian author Lynn Austin writes a good, clean, historical romance that's super entertaining without getting too preachy. Well there is some nice steamy kisses in there and vague sexual fill-in-the-blank references but I would let my teenager read it anyway. Twenty year old Violet convinces her father to let her travel alone to Chicago under the guise of visiting her aunts and grandmother but really to seek out her missing mother who left when she was a child. This is a story about a girl try [...]

  • Donna

    3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up for a few reasons.This author is one my favorite Christian fiction writers. I've really loved some of her books. I will say this particular book of hers was not my favorite, but it had an overall 'feel good' feeling. First, I liked that the characters were all different. Some were stereotypes, but there were plenty of characteristics that made others unique. They all played well with each other. I enjoyed the family dynamic and the mystery in finding the mother. Pl [...]

  • Hannah Rodriguez

    kind of predictable-- but it was a good romance/fluff that was adorable and funny at times

  • Rachel Brand

    This is the second Lynn Austin novel that I've read and the second that I've truly struggled to pin-point any flaws in. Austin is a fabulous story-teller, and I'm still blown away by how she managed to create such a rich and unusual story. Initially I was a little worried that Violet's aunts and grandmother would be caricatured, given their incredibly different personalities, but as each women's backstory was revealed, they became far more real. The same can be said for Violet's multiple beaus. [...]

  • Hannah

    My favourite Lynn Austin book.

  • Katherine

    I enjoyed reading this book so, so much. I just wish the last chapter were a little longer - as it was I read the third last and last (the second last being about something else) twice. As with the other Austin book I read (A Woman's Place), I again felt like I learnt a lot: the great Chicago Fires; the huge World Exhibition in Chicago (might be called something else); D. L. Moody and his yokefellows; the slums of Chicago; the women's rights movement - that was pretty cool, especially considerin [...]

  • Kerry

    Well, this Lynn Austen book wasn't quite the tear jerker that some of her other books were. Of course - still a few tears in the end, but this wasn't as "deep" and not as much tragedy - still some, but not as much. I especially enjoyed the setting because I recently visited Chicago and heard alot of the history that was referred to here in one of the tours I took while I was there. This was centered around the Worlds Fair after the great Chicago fire (late 1800's). This author is a wonderful sto [...]

  • Rita

    This book did not disappoint. I loved, loved, loved it! The story was told from Violet's (main character) perspective, which made it that much more enjoyable. I found myself trying to figure out things ahead of time and, although I was correct with quite a few, some things surprised me. There were serious moments as well as some hilarious ones that had me laughing out loud. There were parts of the ending that were disappointing, but that made the story all the more realistic to me. This is only [...]

  • Heather

    It was really hard to decide between three and four stars on this one. As I read I kept waffling between the two ratings. On the one hand, there were these cardboard characters who never seemed to break out of their molds and a narrator's voice that just the littlest bit contrived. But on the other hand, the story was charming, the main character was endearing and naive, and the message was sweet. I had to bump it up to four in the end.

  • QNPoohBear

    Violet Hayes, graduate of Madame Beauchamps' charm school has no idea how the rest of her life will unfold but she knows a few things 1)She has to find a way to prevent her father's wedding to Mrs. O'Neill and her horrid children 2)In order to do so she has to find her mother and make her mother come back to Violet and her father and 3)she has to fall in love before she marries. Her father has other ideas. He wants Violet to marry the extremely boring Herman Beckett and stay stuck in slow Lockpo [...]

  • Sara Cardon

    This was a charming read. After Violet's father announces his engagement, and finally tells her the truth about her mother, Violet needs some distance and time. She decides to spend the summer with her grandmother and three great-aunts in Chicago. Violet's grandmother and aunts are so quirky and different from each other. They each take Violet under their wing and show her life in Chicago, and also introduce her to different men--from high society, to a lowly seminary student. Violet also has a [...]

  • Amaris

    Quite enjoyable. I don't think I liked this one as much as Hidden Places or Eve's Daughters, but it was up there with them. The story flowed nicely most of the book, the characters were well-written enough.I did find it a little bit unrealistic in the fact that Violet had what was it? 3 suitors (spoiler) all of whom proposed to her (end of spoiler), when previously she had next to none. It seemed a bit contrived, that whole situation in itself. But it was still interesting, and not too annoying [...]

  • Catharine

    Lighthearted romance, with a little more substance than normal for this genre. The main character gets to go to Chicago to the World's fair and in the process meets several young men and gets to decide what type of life she wants. I liked how the author represented her choices. It was pretty predictable but I enjoyed the read.

  • Pilar Saslow

    This author is one of the best storytellers I have found this year. This novel has a little bit of everything:romance, mystery, fun, etc. I also enjoyed that the background is an event that really happened: The Chicago fire of 1871 and the impact it had.

  • Ebookwormy1

    This book was a fun ride! Even though it didn't strike me on a spiritual level quite as much as some of Austin's other books, I really enjoyed it. Violet Rose Hayes is the most HILARIOUS character i've encountered in a long time. I found myself repeatedly laughing out loud and reading passages to my husband! Her innocence, proper education, age of decision, and general inability to conform (even if she tries) keep this book a light hearted romp through the challenges of adolescence.Highlights fo [...]

  • Knitpurlgurl

    Violet Rose Hayes is a 20 year old woman in the late 1800s. Having finished charm school, she visits her aunts in Chicago under the guise of being presented to society and finding a proper husband, when in reality she visits to find out what happened to her estranged mother. As she stays with her aunts and grandmother, she discovers that these women all have different stories, different perspectives, and different paths they wish Violet to take in life. Her Aunt Agnes is determined to see to it [...]

  • Pamela

    I actually think this book is 3.5 stars. The book is a faith based theme, and speaks a lot of the Rev. Moody movement. It was a story about Violet . She is twenty years old and has recently returned from a ladies finishing school. I won't give away the story, but she goes to Chicago to see the World Fair, and visit her grandmother, and three aunts. Everyone in her life from her father to aunts to grandmother have an agenda. She goes to work with the very poor immigrants in disease infested areas [...]

  • Rjeanne

    This book was amazing. Laugh out loud funny in spots. I loved Violet Hayes as a vivacious and imaginative young woman trying to figure out who she really is. With the help of others she takes the readers on a wonderful trip Chicago. The journey is sweet. Railing against social norms she ask potential suitors outragious questions like, "Would you rather be unbelievably handsome but poor, or emormously rich but disfugured?" Will the answers to many like questions help her to figure out who she is [...]

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