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A Proper Pursuit Audiobook

A Proper Pursuit

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.
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Publisher's Summary

Set in 1893 and seasoned with wholesome humor, A Proper Pursuit tells the uplifting story of 20-year old Violet Hayes and her search for her elusive mother and for true love.

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

What the Critics Say

"This sure winner will please readers....Highly recommended." (Library Journal)

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    Christine Provo, UT, United States 12-25-10
    Christine Provo, UT, United States 12-25-10
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    "Just simply entertaining and FUNNY!"

    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

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 03-15-12
    Amazon Customer COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 03-15-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful narrating"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES-- this audiobook is fun to listen to and the story is nice and uplifting.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Carla 10-02-13
    Carla 10-02-13
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    "Can't go wrong with a Lynn Austin book!"

    Awesome story, awesome characters, awesome writing and narration. Reader gets a great sense of the time period and setting. Very inspirational as well.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Anne 08-31-13
    Anne 08-31-13
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    "A very good read!"

    Good story, good mystery - it kept me guessing until the end. I enjoyed the description of the customs of the times.

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    "AWESOME"

    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

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    Akers Bedford Hts, OH, United States 03-12-13
    Akers Bedford Hts, OH, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2011
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    "One of my favorite Lynn Austin Books"

    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.

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    Karen Saunderstown, RI, USA 09-21-08
    Karen Saunderstown, RI, USA 09-21-08 Member Since 2016
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    "A Fun Listen"

    There were some real laugh out loud parts of this book. I really enjoyed listening to it. It was very entertaining.

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    ruth vernon, british columbia, Canada 08-19-08
    ruth vernon, british columbia, Canada 08-19-08 Listener Since 2007

    I AM LEGALLY BLIND AND ENJOY LISTENING TO STORIES OF FAITH, HISTORICAL CHRISTIAN NOVELS, AND BOOKS WITHOUT SWEARING ESP. USING GODS NAME

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    "NOT AUSTIN NOT UP TO PAR"

    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

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    Tammy 06-16-15
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    I give it a 5. It was well performed and a good plot. If you enjoy a little romance and a good story you will enjoy this book.

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    DeColores47 04-10-15
    DeColores47 04-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "An unexpected treasure... Delightful!"

    Great story line. Unexpected character development, lessons learned, and just simply fun reading. I normally only listen to audiobooks in the car but I found myself listening while I was at home. A great read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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