I really enjoyed reading The Pursuit of Elizabeth Millhouse. It’s a well-written novel that tackles a lot of issues many of us have battled with.
Here’s the description:
Spanning the calamitous turmoil of a World War and the deadly Influenza plague of 1918, The Pursuit of Elizabeth Millhouse is a spellbinding portrait of a young girl’s struggle against the travails of modern loss and faithlessness.
Born to privilege and wealth, Elizabeth Millhouse is the only child of a tense and loveless relationship. Sequestered to a boarding school at a tender age, Elizabeth is ordered to stay at school even through holidays. When she is finally allowed home for the first time, it is only to visit a newly-affectionate father on his death bed.
After prayers for her father’s recovery are denied, she rejects God and determines to live her life without reference to Him. Left alone with a cold and distant mother, Elizabeth seeks to forge her own path, searching for permanence and love in a world where circumstances shift like quicksand beneath her feet.
Personal loss and the revelation of her own history build to a sudden understanding—in closing herself to God, she has denied herself the very love she craves.
For a first-time author, I was very impressed blown away by the depth and quality of this story. It pulled me in and I had trouble putting down — which means that I considered it a good read. 🙂 In addition, I was blessed and challenged by the message of God’s faithfulness woven through the pages.
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