The Pursuit of Lucy Banning

The Pursuit of Lucy Banning

A Novel

Book - 2012
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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 the classes she is secretly taking at the newly opened University of Chicago. When she meets 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?

Readers will love being swept away into a world of mansions, secrets, and romance as they follow Lucy through the streets of the Windy City during one of the most exciting times in the city's history. From opulent upper-class homes to the well-worn rooms of an orphanage, Olivia Newport breathes life and romance into the pages of history--and everyone is invited.

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Revell, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780800720384
Branch Call Number: NEW
Characteristics: 293 pages ;,23 cm.


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Sep 26, 2018

Since I am a Chicago girl, it's really interesting to learn about the elite families of Prairie Ave during that time. I am really enjoying this book.

Jul 31, 2015

Not a bad story. A little hard for me to get into at first. I liked the mysterious element.

Nov 13, 2012

Lucy Banning wants nothing to do with the social mores of her times; she is determined to get an education and make her own way in the world. An interesting heroine and a good story.

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