Book: The Pursuit of Lucy Banning
Author: Olivia Newport
Author’s Bio: Olivia Newport’s novels twist through time to find where faith and passions meet. She chases joy in Colorado, where daylilies grow as tall as she is. Her husband and two twenty-something children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books.
Blog/ Website: www.olivianewport.com
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Lucy Banning may live on the exclusive Prairie Avenue among Chicago’s rich and famous, but her heart lies elsewhere. Expected to marry an up-and-coming banker from a respected family, Lucy fears she will be forced to abandon her charity work–and the classes she is secretly taking at the newly opened University of Chicago. When she meets an unconventional young architect who is working on plans for the upcoming 1893 World’s Fair, Lucy imagines a life lived on her own terms. Can she break away from her family’s expectations? And will she ever be loved for who she truly is?
Readers will love being swept away into a world of mansions, secrets, and romance as they follow Lucy through the streets of the Windy City during one of the most exciting times in the city’s history. From opulent upper-class homes to the well-worn rooms of an orphanage, Olivia Newport breathes life and romance into the pages of history–and everyone is invited.
I give it 5 stars out of 5.
Historical novels are my favorite.
Spotting the cover in Victorian Era style, I was instantly magnetize to read the story. When I had a chance to have some free time, I quickly settled in my cozy room and read it in once set.
The story is beautifully written. I loved Lucy’s outspoken personality. It gives her some charm, femininity and firm stubbornness that no one can take her dream away from her. I love her carrying spirit about the orphans. She is kind even to her ex-fiance and a good secret-keeper too. Helping others that’s what she does the best.
And you need to read it to know the rest.
* My review is based solemnly on my opinion.