The Pursuit of Lucy Banning
The Pursuit of Lucy Banning gave me much more than I expected. This book includes a little romance, but is more about characters. There are a number of strong woman, both major and minor characters. There is suspense, intrigue, and the interesting setting of 1893 Chicago and the World Fair. All this attributes combine for a fun book, that I truly enjoyed reading.
Lucy is a young engaged woman, who isn't sure that she wants everything her parents and fiance have planned for her. She'd like to live her own life. She volunteers at an orphanage and, unknown to everyone except her Aunt Violet, starts taking college classes.
Charlotte is the newest maid in the Banning household, but she is hiding something from everyone as well.
This unlikely pair join forces and share their secrets. Hopefully, working together will allow them to be who they want to be and do what they really want to do.
The Christian element in the book was very light. It was a clean read, and the characters did attend church; however, I usually like a little more. The historical aspect was extremely interesting, especially the planning of the World Fair. The characters were well developed and I look forward to learning more about them in the rest of the Avenue of Dreams series. I would definitely recommend Olivia Newport and The Pursuit of Lucy Banning.
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.