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3.00095785440613 out of 53.00095785440613 out of 53.00095785440613 out of 53.00095785440613 out of 53.00095785440613 out of 5 3.00 (2,088 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lynn Austin Narrator: Jennifer Iked Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Set in 1893 and seasoned with wholesome humor, A Proper Pursuit tells the uplifting story of twenty-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 eleven 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In this new historical novel by a most talented author, Austin works her magic to captivate her readers’ attention without burdening with overdone details.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Austin delivers her strongest offering yet…Readers will enjoy accompanying Violet as she discovers the answers, her calling, and her adult self.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Austin delivers another agreeable saga that draws on America’s rich, turbulent history and features distinctive characters. This sure winner will please readers who enjoy high-spirited, adventurous heroines and vivid details of bygone eras. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • Winner of the 2008 Christy Award for Historical Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hannah | 2/17/2014

    " This is one of my absollute favorites of Lynn Austin's books! It was really well written and I loved the plot of the book it kept me guessing until the end. I feel God calling me to pursue a career in acting and this is one of the books that f I ever end up doing directing later on that I would love to turn into a movie!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Deborah Boutwell | 2/14/2014

    " A girl's struggle to find all the pieces of her past and come to terms with her future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jasmin | 2/12/2014

    " This book is one of the best I have read in a long while. I loved the story. I loved the Characters and all there quirky layers and rich personalities. The main characters(Violet's) experiences and her inner monologue with all its emotions dilemma felt so genuine and relatable. I totally lost myself in Violet, in her time period, in the places she went and experiences she had. What a fun enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Janet | 2/11/2014

    " A fun historical fiction. Loved it! "

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