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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Book Review: Life, Liberty, and Pursuit by Susan Kaye Quinn

Life, Liberty, and PursuitLife, Liberty, and Pursuit by Susan Kaye Quinn


My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Sweet and Satisfying Young Adult Romance!



Susan Kaye Quinn has created a warm, wet world in her debut novel Life, Liberty, and Pursuit. Eliza and David meet when he rescues her from falling into a swimming pool, and they continue to have cruise ship adventures on their whirlwind romance until they're faced with the saddening prospect of a long-distance relationship. Susan keeps the reader in suspense the entire novel about what choices Eliza and David will make in navigating their murky future.


At first I thought "Here we go again with another wimpy damsel in distress" but I was very pleasantly surprised when Eliza proves her own mettle by rescuing David right back. They throw out a metaphorical life raft to each other, not only to save a life but also to save liberty and pursuit. I thoroughly enjoyed how their love and support enabled each to develop and to reach new heights. They became stronger individuals as a result of their union. As the character Nicholas states on page 191, "That's what love is supposed to be like. It's supposed to make you better." I couldn't agree more.

A wonderful read, Susan!


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22 comments:

Eeleen Lee said...

thanks for stopping by and commenting. that was really great advice , thank you again, yes I'd just not think of characters as opponents heheh

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Jennifer,
Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment. I absolutely love your blog. Congratulations on your novel!!! Best luck with your book signing... it's truly exciting.

Doris

Jennifer Lane said...

Hi Eeleen, thank YOU for stopping by and good luck whipping those characters into shape! When I fenced with my characters in With Good Behavior, one of them ended up getting stabbed, yikes.

Jennifer Lane said...

Hi Doris, thank you for the kind comment about my blog. I'm really looking forward to my first book signing.

Jayne said...

Hello! I came over from Karen's marvellous blog BBQ - pleased to 'meet' you! :)

Lovely review - gives me a great impression of the book without giving anything away. I think this will add to my TBR pile (which grows daily!)

Samantha Bennett said...

Ah, glad to find your blog! Loving this BBQ!

Mimi said...

Hi Jennifer, I liked the sound of that wine you mentioned at the BBQ, so though I'd come sniff around! Glad I did, I'm now a follower!

Jennifer Lane said...

Hi Jayne, welcome to the blog. I'm now a follower of yours too. I'm glad you enjoyed the review and you should definitely add Life Liberty and Pursuit to your lengthy TBR list!

Jennifer Lane said...

Welcome, Samantha! Here's some shrimp on the barbie.

Jennifer Lane said...

Thanks for dropping in, Mimi! I'm off to your blog now.

Erica said...

Hey there, new follower on board! Love this because I'm actually a senior Psychology student, applying for grad schools and all : ) as well as an aspiring writer

Jennifer Lane said...

Oh you're applying to grad school -- I'm sorry. ;) Getting into grad school (a counseling psych M.A./Ph.D. program) was a very arduous process for me, so if you're going the clinical route and need any tips let me know. I love being a psychologist! Thanks for following, Erica. Jen xx

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hey! I'm here from KarenG's bbq, and am now following on your networks. Lovely place you've got here. Drop by and visit if you get a chance. :)

Nicole MacDonald said...

Hi! Just popping over from Karen's BBQ, nice to meet you!

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Jan Morrison said...

Hi Jen - thanks for dropping by Crazy Jane's. Yes, we do have lots in common...I wish I was going to my first book launch though. Soon! I'll be following you and seeing what you get up to!
Jan Morrison

Cilou6 said...
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Cilou6 said...

I'd really love to come there...too bad I live "over the ocean", so I am "over the sea" ;)
Bring back some wine for me !

I hope you'll have a wonderful time !

Jennifer Lane said...

Hey Angie and Nicole--great blogs you gals have. Thanks for stopping by!

Jan, Crazy Jane's was fun to visit. I hope you get to experience the book launch soon!

Hello Cecile! Maybe they'll have Montrachet wine at the wine shop for my book signing :)

Lisa Potts said...

Nice to "meet" you, Jennifer. I spent quite a few years in Columbus, OH, so I'm somewhat familiar with your stomping grounds. Just headed over from the BBQ to say hi!

Jennifer Lane said...

Hi Lisa, thank you for visiting. Would you like some Thai noodle salad? I do enjoy living in Columbus.

niksnie said...

What a lovely review, Jen! It makes me want to read the book. :)

Jennifer Lane said...

It was a lovely book, Nix!

 


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