Siri Michell's writing always surprises me and leaves me wanting to read more of her work. "Love's Pursuit" had an intriguing plot that left me wondering what would happen next each time I turned the page. It seemed to have a deeper message hidden in an entertaining story that caused me to ponder just how much God really does love each of us. The ending or even the last 1/4 of the book was not quite what I expected, but it was what this book needed. If you want a light read, it may not be for you, but if you want excellent, thought provoking writing this book is great!
The Puritans fascinate me and this book does an amazing job of portraying what it might have been like for them. Susannah Phillips is endearing with her rebellious thoughts that she tries so hard to keep under wraps. Captain Holcolme is an intriguing match for her, with his vastly different approach to life. The ending nearly ripped my heart out since I prefer fairy tale endings. That would be my only complaint about this book, though the ending was very believable.
I really enjoyed this book. It made me laugh; it brought tears to my eyes. It made me curious; it made me wonder. The writing is skillful, and the imagery is vivid. The plot is steady and engaging. The romance is tender; the conflicts are tense. The historical detail is educating. The characters are three-dimensional and well thought out. I felt myself wanting to comfort the women and give insight to the men. Most of all, I loved the growth that the two main women experience.
I just finished reading "Love's Pursuit". So different from anything I've ever read! It's very dark and intriguing. I definatly would recomend to all historical fiction fans. "God is only good", I love how it was brought out that nothing we do is good, we can never get to God by who we are or by what we do. It's only by Gods amazing grace!
This was the first of Mitchell's books I had read. I just finished it and I would definatly recomend it to all historical fiction fans. It is very different from most of the books I read but I liked it a lot.It took me a little longer to read because of how it was written. I think the ending really did show God's grace and goodness.