Image of A Proper Pursuit


Image of A Proper Pursuit

In this new historical novel by a
most talented author, Austin works
her magic to captivate her readers' attention without burdening with
overdone details.

As the end of the 19th century nears, Violet Hayes learns that her mother has not been in a mental hospital for the last 11 years as she'd been told -- but that she left her husband and daughter and moved to Chicago. Violet is determined to find her mother and learns a lot about herself and the mother she hardly remembers along the way. (Bethany House, Sep., 400 pp., $13.99)
Reviewed by: 
Patsy Glans