Dear Fellow Reader,
Love’s Pursuit is the second book I have read by Siri Mitchell and I guarantee it will not be the last. Her ability as a writer is excellent. Not only do her books deal with the real struggles and hopes of people, but her characters are incredibly captivating. You will not be able to stop yourself from becoming emotionally invested in the fate of her characters.
In Love’s Pursuit, Siri Mitchell gives the reader a glimpse into the strict and sometimes cruel society of Puritans in New England during the 1600’s. Throughout the story, the characters grab at your heart and pull at your emotions as they encounter both love and tragedy in a community desperate to keep up a veneer of holiness. As the book progresses, this “holy” veneer is slowly stripped away revealing a village filled with hypocrisy and bitterness.
Siri Mitchell kept my curiosity going through to the very end. Every time I thought I knew where she was going with the story, she changed directions. I also loved the multiple perspectives the author gives in the book by having two different characters narrate the story. I would definitely recommend this book. If, after reading Love’s Pursuit, you find yourself craving more of Siri Mitchell’s writing, I suggest you read She Walks in Beauty.
Read well my friends and be well read.