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Love's Pursuit | [Siri Mitchell]

Love's Pursuit

Set in 1640s Puritan Massachusetts, this "flawlessly crafted" (Booklist) historical novel by Christy Award finalist Siri Mitchell delivers a heart-wrenching tale of true love and triumphant grace. While Susannah awaits an overdue marriage proposal, a powerful villager takes a fancy to her. But after a dashing military captain comes to town, she's unprepared for the sinister turn her life soon takes.
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Publisher's Summary

Set in 1640s Puritan Massachusetts, this "flawlessly crafted" (Booklist) historical novel by Christy Award finalist Siri Mitchell delivers a heart-wrenching tale of true love and triumphant grace.

While Susannah awaits an overdue marriage proposal, a powerful villager takes a fancy to her. But after a dashing military captain comes to town, she's unprepared for the sinister turn her life soon takes.

©2009 Siri Mitchell; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"[This] flawlessly crafted novel is a quietly powerful tale of love, faith, and hope set in Puritan New England.With its brilliantly formed characters and vividly detailed setting, this tale combines the best elements of inspirational and historical fiction into a richly emotional, unforgettable story." (Booklist)

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    Rhonda Campbrll 09-26-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Love's Pursuit"

    This is the best audio book I have ever heard. Having hundreds of audibles and thousands of books, plus a degree in English Lit., you can trust me. Unforgettable.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Renee 12-09-09
    Renee 12-09-09 Member Since 2008
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    "excellent read"

    I really enjoyed Love's Pursuit. It has a well defined plot and great character development. Historical fiction is a favorite of mine and Siri Mitchell does a fantastic job with this one. I did not want the story to end. In fact if I was to have a negative comment about this book it would be that the book could have used a couple more chapters :)!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dana C. Nicolay Birmingham, MI United States 11-27-09
    Dana C. Nicolay Birmingham, MI United States 11-27-09 Listener Since 2007
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    "Stonybrooke towne 1640"

    Love's Pursuit takes place in Massachusetts during the Puritan era. Romantic Christian Fiction. Story is very good. Poor audio quality. Poor narration.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 06-19-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 06-19-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Sorry, it's a 'No' from me - story too slow"

    I'm sorry I just didn't much like this, I found it hard to listen to all the Puritanical references and quotes and the storyline seemed to go on and on and on without anything much happening. I understand S.M. is a Christian novelist so I should have expected this (I am a Christian too) but it was like watching a flower very slowly opening it's petals but the bloom just wasn't worth the wait.

    The narrator found it hard to change her voice with each character which didn't help.

    Worth the credit? No, not mine but if you, like other listeners, like the sound of this type of book - then go for it with my blessings!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Rozet, WY, USA 01-11-10
    Kathy Rozet, WY, USA 01-11-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Amazing!"

    This is amazing! Takes you back in time, and sets you right amongst the Puritans, and what their lifestyle was like. An awesome, powerful, love story! The narrator makes it a great listen!
    I will listen to this one again and again!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Liked story..not narrator"

    The narration was difficult. Narrator not very skilled in changing character's voices. I did enjoy the story enough to go right back to listen to a second time. Was better second time around.

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