The Pursuit of Lucy Banning: A Novel (Paperback)
Short Description for The Pursuit of Lucy Banning In this passionate romance set against the backdrop of the 1893 Chicago Exposition, a young socialite wrestles with family expectations and social boundaries.
- Published: 22 June 2012
- Format: Paperback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780800720384 ISBN 10: 0800720385
- Sales rank: 661,336
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A NICE LIGHT READ
Olivia Newport's latest novel, "The Pursuit of Lucy Banning", is set in Chicago during the preparations for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Lucy has been expected since childhood to marry Daniel Jules, a Chicago banker whose family has been friends with the Banning family for many years. As the family puts more pressure on the couple to set the date, Lucy realizes that marriage to Daniel may not be what she wants. She realizes that Daniel's expectations of a wife conform to those of society at that time. When her brother Leo brings home an architect friend, her feelings become even more confused.
Historic fiction is always enjoyable for me if the author has done their research and the setting and references are correct. I particularly enjoyed the references to the World's Fair, with the doubts before the fair regarding Mr. Ferris and his Wheel. Ms. Newport has used other references to the place and era, bringing a sense of realism to the novel. It was a nice, light read that would be great for the beach or for travel.
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