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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

Critic Reviews

"[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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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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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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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

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

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!

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On the Wrong Shelf for Christian Romance

I have loved the Siri Mitchell books I've read even when they float into the mainstream genre. I hoped the women in Love's Pursuit would walk the faith story more fully. The problem could be the audio version jumps point of view without warning. The Puritan life and faith in this time period are difficult to show. In the Messenger, Siri Mitchell does an excellent job of finding the plumb line of Jesus. In this Puritan faith it didn't developed for me. The major reason for Love's Pursuit being shelved wrong is in the conclusion-- the one thing romance readers cannot easily accept. I won't be a spoiler. After all that is an opinion only. But I'm a happy ever after reader. Siri Mitchell remains on my top ten author list.

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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.