Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"The Pursuit of Lucy Banning," by Olivia Newport

"The Pursuit of Lucy Banning," by Olivia Newport

Lucy Banning may live on the exclusive Prairie Avenue among Chicago's rich and famous, but her heart lies elsewhere. Expected to marry an up-and-coming banker from a respected family, Lucy fears she will be forced to abandon her charity work and squeeze herself into the mold of the well-dressed wife who spends most of her time and money redecorating.

When she meets Will, an unconventional young architect who is working on plans for the upcoming 1893 World's Fair, Lucy imagines a life lived on her own terms. Can she break away from her family's expectations? And will she ever be loved for who she truly is?

Get swept away into the lavish world of Chicago's high society as Olivia Newport brings to life an age of glitz and grandeur, stark social contrasts, and one woman who dares to cross class lines for what she believes.

This book was okay, it was an easy read, it just lacked something, it was just a bit "fluffy" for my liking.  I have read a lot of similar books where rich girl does good works to occupy her time,  is due to be married to rich boy but then falls in love with poor boy.

There were twists and turns along the way of course but nothing too earth shattering and I more or less guessed what was going to happen next along the way.  However my biggest gripe was how it ended.  It just ended to my mind in the middle of no where, not at the full stop if you get my meaning?

Stars out of 5 : 3.5  It was a light read when you want to read a book that doesn't stretch your brain.  I just wish it had, had more substance in the book.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Available at your favourite bookseller from  Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

1 comment:

DeniseinVA said...

Looks like another lovely read, thanks Gill.