I took the opportunity to review A Proper Pursuit
A Proper Pursuit is very much what the title suggests...Violet is a love interest to several young men, all from different walks of life and all with different dreams. Her father, aunts, and grandmother all have their own opinions and agenda on who she should or should not marry, and she finds it to be a bit of a struggle to know what is best. Should she marry a regular fellow who grew up much like her, or a very wealthy young man who seems to be in love with a servant girl (who would be his mistress). Then there is the option of the young man who loves God with all of his heart, but would he ever have time for his family? Though he is not a real consideration, only relates to Violet in the way that she really likes, but all indications show that he is not to be trusted.
If this was just a love story, I would not have enjoyed it. Violet is rather immature at times, and makes some poor choices. Violet may have been fully prepared for her social life at her school for etiquette, but Madame Beauchamps did not teach her a thing about real life, and Violet knew it! Really the rich history in A Proper Pursuit makes it very enjoyable. Learning about D.L. Moody, the World Fair, the rich vs. poor plight (neither seem too good to me!), and women's suffragettes.
If you don't mind romance and enjoy history, this is a great book for you!
Thank you, Bethany House for providing this book for review purposes.