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Author: Olivia Newport Narrator: Eleni Pappageorge Publisher: Oasis Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Avenue of Dreams Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781621880516
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She has a secret to keep. But will she give her heart away? 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 squeeze herself into the mold of the well-dressed wife who spends most of her time and money redecorating. When she meets Will, 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? Get swept away into the lavish world of Chicago's high society as Olivia Newport brings to life an age of glitz and grandeur, stark social contrasts, and one woman who dares to cross class lines for what she believes.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With attention to historical detail and an artful sense of place, Olivia Newport gives readers a fascinating glimpse into the way the wealthy interpreted the 1893 World’s Fair—and the roles of women in the world. The Pursuit of Lucy Banning is a compassionate coming-of-age romance with a spunky, determined heroine and a Happy Ever After that’s satisfyingly sweet.”

    USA Today

  • “Readers…will be treated to the grandeur and charm of the wealthy and not-so-wealthy. In this story thick with secrets and lies, Newport’s characters are by turn charming, conniving, or trying to be true to themselves in spite of what society expects of them.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Newport has done good history homework about the fair and turn-of-the-century Chicago; details ring true…Historical romance fans will appreciate a new voice and a new period backdrop for some wholesome romance.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Olivia Newport’s novels twist through time to discover where faith and passions meet. Her husband and two twentysomething children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books. She chases joy in stunning Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, where daylilies grow as tall as she is.

About the Narrator

Eleni Pappageorge is a Chicago-based actress with experience in theater, film, television, and voiceover work. She received a BFA in acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory Program.