I hope you’re keeping warm and reading lots of books! I got to read Kristi Ann Hunter’s A Pursuit of Home last week and was completely ecstatic to have it in my hands. I’ve been waiting for Jess’s book for-ev-er (read in The Sandlot voice) and I was not disappointed. But before I go any further, let me follow my format. 😉
About the Book
In early 1800s England, Jess Beauchene has spent most of her life in hiding and always on the move in an effort to leave her past far behind her. But when she learns the family she thought had died just might be alive and in danger, she knows her secrets can only stay buried for so long.
Derek Thornbury loves the past, which has led him to become an expert in history and artifacts. He knows Jess has never liked him, but when she requests his help deciphering the clues laid out in an old family diary, he can’t resist the urge to solve the puzzle.
As Jess and Derek race to find the hidden artifact before her family’s enemies, they learn as much about each other as they do about the past. But can their search to uncover the truth and set history right lead to a future together?
I’ve been waiting for Jess’s story for-ev-er! I know I’ve already said that but it bears repeating. When you add the cameo appearances of beloved characters from other stories I was giddy with delight. I may have even squealed!
In fact, I think the cameo appearances is my favorite aspect of this story. To see several books come together in one story…happy dance!
I also loved the chemistry between Jess and Derek. Seeing them interact usually had me chuckling and quickly reading to see what would happen next.
Of course there was intrigue, mystery, and good ol fashion history rolled into A Pursuit of Home. All in all, Ms. Hunter kept me intrigued and turning the pages until the last page. I’m a little sad this series is over but I can’t wait for her next book.
*I received a complimentary book from the publisher. My review was not required nor influenced.
About the Author
Kristi is the RITA® award winning author of Regency romance novels from a Christian worldview. Her books include the award winning Hawthorne House series as well as the newly published first stories of the Haven Manor series. Beyond writing, she is also speaker, teaching classes in writing as well as Biblical and spiritual topics. She has spoken to writers’ groups, schools, and young women’s groups at churches.
When she is not writing or interacting with her readers, Kristi spends time with her family and her church. A graduate of Georgia Tech with a computer science degree, she can also be found fiddling with her computer in her free time. A born lover of stories she is also an avid reader. From very young she dreamed of sharing her own stories with others and praises God daily that she gets to live that dream today.