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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28 thoughts

  1. 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!)

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  2. Oh you're applying to grad school — I'm sorry. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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

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  3. 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 !

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  4. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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