Fresh from finishing school, Violet receives a double shock. Her dad announces his upcoming wedding and then confesses an old lie - her mom didn't really leave for a sanitarium 11 years ago. But why then did she leave?
Under cover of visiting the World's Fair, Violet travels to the stately Chicago home of her saintly grandmother and three eccentric great aunts. In her quest for her mother, Violet soon discovers much about faith, life, and love as she marches for women's rights, feeds slum dwellers, hob-knobs with the highfalutin, plays piano for evangelistic meetings, and ponders various marriage proposals.
Lynn Austin, multiple Christy Award-winning author of A Woman's Place, creates vivid historical settings with vibrant characters.
©2007 Lynn Austin; (P)2008 Recorded Books
"This sure winner will please readers....Highly recommended." (Library Journal)
ALLTHOUGH I ENJOYED THIS BOOK AS LIGHT READING, I FOUND IT WASN'T LYNN AUSTIN'S USUAL STYLE. IT LACKED THE THOUGHT PROVOKING STORY LINE WITH A DEEPER MEANING. HOWEVER, LYNN AUSTIN IS #1 IN MY AUTHOR PREFERENCE
I usually really enjoy this author, but this one just didn't do it for me. The main character is too "fluffy" for me. Just couldn't get into this one, although I did go ahead and finish it.
Awesome story, awesome characters, awesome writing and narration. Reader gets a great sense of the time period and setting. Very inspirational as well.
God is good!
Wonderland Creek! If you follow your heart and listen for God's guidance...blessings abound!
Great personality to her reading!
There were so many...loved all of them!
YES-- this audiobook is fun to listen to and the story is nice and uplifting.
I had read this book previously. When I listen to audiobooks I love to listen to lighthearted stories that are fun. I also like a good voice actor to narrate. This narrator was FANTASTIC. She made the story SO fun to listen to.
This is not the typical deep Lynn Austin story. It is humorous and lighthearted vs deep and heart-wrenching. It is in first person-- which is my favorite type of audiobook to listen to. This is one I could listen to over and over again.
I just loved this book. I couldn't wait until I could get back in my car to listen to it. I was sorry when it ended. Llynn Austin is such an awesome spellbounding writer. I am trying to read all her books. Highly recommend. KMitchell - Louisiana
If you are in the mood for just a fun book, this is the one. Warning however... if you listen to this book in public, you might find yourself laughing out loud. I did that while waiting in a doctors office, ackward! LOL
Good story, good mystery - it kept me guessing until the end. I enjoyed the description of the customs of the times.
As usual Lynn Austin does it again!!! I have listened to 5 other Lynn Austin books and this is one of my favorites. I was going to move on and try other authors for a while but this book left me wanting more of Lynn Austin's great and uplifting stories. I've downloaded 4 other books and can't wait to get started.
The narrator did a stunning job, and Austin's depictions of Violet - a precotious young woman despite her time at finishing school - are pitch-perfect. Her sense of humor shines through in this book.
Typically, Austin's books are more profound than this one, but Proper Pursuit does tackle issues of faith, service, women's rights, wealth, and finding one's place in the world (albeit with a much lighter touch).
Apart from Vioet, I think Aunt Birdie was adorable
There were two scenes near the end that made me cry (I refuse to say more)
This book is well worth the read. If you're looking for something more serious, this might not be for you, but I must say I loved it
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