Saturday, June 27, 2020
A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin ~ Book Review
This book started off a bit slow but then built into a good story of a young girl from that era and the choices she faced. The grandmother and aunts were a fun mix of very different personalities and lifestyles that really added to the story by giving historical context to everything going on at the time. Though Violet and her lack of worldliness and wisdom, and complete naive and immature attitude for her age of 20 had me at times rolling my eyes, I suppose it was not unusual for that era. I love how the author was able to transport me into the world of the Chicago World's Fair, both the fun and wonder and the seedier side, and to all the things that were going on in a big city of the time. This is a great read for fans of historical fiction with a little romance, coming of age and mystery thrown in.
I gave it an 8/10