Lucy is expected to marry the son of her parent's best friends. However, Lucy doesn't want to become just someone's wife. She wants a life of her own doing what is near and dear to her heart. Along the journey,she meets Will, a friend of her brother, and she finds herself falling in love with him, a man that her parents would not consider worthy enough for their daughter as he is beneath their economic and social status.
Ms. Newport opens up a world of Chicago high society and depicts what i must have been like for women, during that time, as they tried to break the economic and social standings they had to endure during that time period.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Pursuit of Lucy Banning and I look forward to reading Ms. Newport's sophomoric novel once it hits the shelves.
On a 5-star scale - 4 stars.
I would like to thank Donna Hausler, Revell, and Baker Publishing Group for my review copy. I received my copy for free so that I could read it and give my honest review, which I have done.
*** Available May 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group ***