I don't know how Siri Mitchell does it. For all the talk I hear of author branding, I never know what to expect from one of Siri's books. You can count on a strong female character with lots more going on INSIDE her head than she let's on, but that's about it. Don't count on a stereotypical "Christian Fiction" ending, but let's face it, life rarely works that way. What I do know is that I can't ever wait to get my hands on her next book and once I do, you won't be able to pry it away from me until I've read it cover to cover. Love's Pursuit is just another wonderful example of Siri's extraordinary writing talent. I can't WAIT to see what she comes up with next.
I have read a few of Siri's books now and I really do think that she is just so original in her writing that I always wonder what she will bring me, the reader, next. In "A Constant Heart" she took us inside Queen Elizabeth's England and the unbelievable trends and lifestyles that went along with being a part of her court. In "Love's Pursuit" we go into early America and a Puritan community where Susannah is considered one of the ultimate, perfect Puritans. Only she knows better, she has many flaws but she really tries to please. All she wants is to get married to John and start a family like her friends. It seems so simple until life starts to get very complicated. A non-Puritan comes to the community to train the militia against the threat of savages. The captain lives with them while he trains the men and Susannah starts to feel things for Daniel that she has never felt for John. But wait, Susannah's betrothal to John gets foiled by the one person she can't stand and things go from bad to worse. Can Susannah ever find happiness in her pursuit of love? A story so well written that it will catapult you through time to join Susannah as she struggles to find her true love. I really enjoyed it!
Siri Mitchell has created a compelling read with characters so real they stayed with me long after I turned the last page. Intelligently written, beautiful prose, and outstanding research of a time few others have written about. This story made me think, and reminded me that God's grace covers all.