Saturday, August 1, 2009

Love's Pursuit {Book Review}

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From Bethany House:

In the small Puritan community of Stoneybrooke, Massachusetts, Susannah Phillips stands out both for her character and beauty. She wants only a simple life but soon finds herself pursued by the town's wealthiest bachelor and by a roguish military captain sent to protect them. One is not what he seems and one is more than he seems.

In trying to discover true love's path, Susannah is helped by the most unlikely of allies, a wounded woman who lives invisible and ignored in their town. As the depth, passion, and sacrifice of love is revealed to Susannah, she begins to question the rules and regulations of her childhood faith. In a community where grace is unknown, what price will she pay for embracing love?


Siri Mitchell is an author that I have grown to love recently! Her books are not 'fluff' reads but rather pull the reader into the story with detailed historical settings and fully developed characters. There is bit of a dual storyline going on throughout the book {a little confusing at first} but it all ties together in the end. I can honestly say that things didn't turn out the way I expected them to, but it was still wonderful.

I know very little about the Puritans, and Love's Pursuit was a great glimpse into that particular era of the 1600's. Siri Mitchell pulls you into a Puritan household and the daily happenings in the village as well as the spiritual beliefs of the time. {And I will openly admit that I am so thankful for the period of time in which I live!}. Overall, it is a wonderful story of understanding God's grace and mercy...and the pursuit of God's love.

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  1. Jolanthe,

    Love this review! I love those historical based books that take you temporarily to another place in time to get lost in.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  2. Thanks for the recommendation, Jolanthe. These days, it's getting harder and harder to find excellent Christian fiction books that aren't Amish or "chick lit." This sounds like something right up my alley. :)


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