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Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin

Genres:
Historical
A former teacher who now writes and speaks full time, Lynn Austin has won five Christy Awards for her historical fiction. One of those novels, Hidden Places, has also been made into a Hallmark Channel movie. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and make their home near Chicago, Illinois.
A Proper Pursuit

A Proper Pursuit

(September 2007)
Genres:
Historical
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Publisher: Bethany House
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ISBN: 978-0764228919

20-year-old Violet Hayes is distressed to learn that her father is remarrying and that her mother, whom Violet believed lay recovering from a mysterious illness in a sanitarium somewhere, had in fact simply abandoned her family and filed for divorce.

To escape a stepmother-to-be she can't stand, Violet heads to Chicago to stay with her grandmother and great-aunts. Although she's recently graduated from a genteel school for young ladies, it's in Chicago that Violet's real education begins. One great-aunt tries to persuade her to join the suffrage movement, while another introduces Violet to elite society and urges her to catch a wealthy husband. Her grandmother, who takes her cues from Jane Addams, introduces Violet to the world of revivalist Christianity and inner-city good works, prompting Violet to re-examine her own faith.

 
 

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