Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Pursuit (The English Garden #4)” as Want to Read:
The Pursuit (The English Garden #4)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Pursuit (English Garden #4)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  2,375 ratings  ·  30 reviews

Lori Wick's bestselling English Garden series (more than 720,000 copies sold) is filled with engaging characters and stories. Now with fresh, new covers, each of the four books in the series will hold a favorite spot on the nightstand or bookshelf of any reader who loves a great romance.

The Pursuit, book four in the series, is set in the spring of 1812, in Collingbourne,

Kindle Edition, 302 pages
Published (first published 2003)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
This was the last in the English Garden series and was my favorite. The biggest reason? There was actually a bad guy and a mystery. The other three were "just" love stories where you go through the courtship of a couple you knew were going to end up married. This time when Edward met Niki you knew that something serious was going on but didn't know what. Then when you did find out what was going on you had to see how it was all going to play out. There was more to the story than wondering how lo ...more
To be honest, I loved this book until the Epilogue, which just tried to wrap up too much. Edward and Niki's romance was beautiful and I'm delighted she took the trouble to show a widow with children doubting her ability to remarry. However, jumping ahead 12 years in the epilogue left me feeling unsatisfied with the ending. I also thought the newly married Steele sisters' storylines could have been wrapped up better than they were in the epilogue - a year later would have been much more appropria ...more
Perhaps the most interesting book of the series
I was desperate for a good relaxing read and the library was closing so I just looked for what looked like a good book near where I was standing! This cover was pretty and I read the back cover and it sounded like it could be good. It begins with mystery and adventure and ends with lots of romance. It was a perfect book for what I wanted. It is also a little religious. Overall I loved it. The main character is dealing with a big problem and when she finally shares her burden it becomes bearable! ...more
This was a gift and my first book by this author. I did not know it was part of a series until I was already into it. There was a lot of jumping around from one couple to another, which readers of the whole series probably enjoyed, but it was distracting to me. Otherwise, it was a light, easy read, but I doubt I will be seeking out other books by this writer.
I think this was the best of the four. The added mystery was great and the characters were ones that I already knew and loved. My only dissappointment was that there were a few characters she left out of the ending that I would have loved to have known what their lives were like.
I gave up on this boring romance on page 70, after Edward Steele (brother of Cassandra of "The Visitor") finds a woman, Niki, posing as a man on a cruise to Lisbon, Portugal. All the intrigue in the world couldn't make me keep my eyes open through this book.
It was pretty good, had a good message. For the most part it was written well, there were some cheesy moments, and some oddly written dialogue at times, but other than that it was pretty good. I wouldn't recommend it for everyone.
Jackie Wolfred
I just finished the final installment of "The English Garden" series, called "The Pursuit". I enjoyed all four books, set in the early 1800's. Easy to read, lovely messages and illustrations of one's faith in God.
This series seems to be improving with each book.

This book actually had a good plot, with some excitement and mystery thrown in. And the children in this book were less sugary-sweet than children in previous books.
The story was good but the author keeps adding characters with each book and none of them go away. By book 4 you have to think too hard as to who had what story in the previous books (and I read them all in a a week!!)
I liked this book because it displayed a good sense of the ridiculous without detracting from the main story the characters were fun and I thought the story itself was a good one.
As all book series by Lori Wick, I loved it. Definitely nice, fluffy, light reads, that take you to another time and place. When I need to escape, a Lori Wick series is in order.
2 1/2 stars. This was the most preachy of them all. It was very slow in most other areas and just super preachy. Not that great.
Plot: C
Writing: D+
Vocabulary: D
Level: Easy
Rating: PG13 (death of parent, kidnapping)
Worldview: Christian
Great finish to the series. but the last chapter just kinda jumped several years (12 or so) with no warning!
Finally got #4 of the series....and I just loved it....what a nice finish to a great series...
A Lee
Sad to see the series ending... But as always happy that the book was great as usual!
Partridge Public
Nov 09, 2007 Partridge Public added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Wick INSP
Shelves: inspirational
Wick, Lori PB
The entire series was a definite favorite.
A good adventure, and it has some nice surprises.
easy read, interesting and fun
Jul 04, 2008 Lisa marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
English Garden series / book four
The Best out of the Series by far!
it is lyk my best novel so far
A beautiful conclusion.
Rachel Oaks
One of my favorites
Favorite Series!!!
Mar 25, 2009 Cws added it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jf
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Dec 18, 2014 09:51AM  
  • June (Brides of the West, #2)
  • The Tender Vine (The Diamond of the Rockies #3)
  • The Bluebird and the Sparrow
  • English Ivy (English Ivy #1)
  • Bittersweet (California Historical Series, #2)
  • Across the Years (Desert Roses, #2)
  • The Hope Chest (Brides of Lancaster County, #4)
Lori Wick is known as one of the most versatile Christian fiction writers on the market today. From pioneer fiction to a series set in Victorian England to a contemporary novel, Lori's books (over 5 million in print) continue to delight readers and top the Christian bestselling fiction list. Lori and her husband, Bob, live in Wisconsin with "the three coolest kids in the world."
More about Lori Wick...

Other Books in the Series

English Garden (4 books)
  • The Proposal (The English Garden #1)
  • The Rescue (The English Garden #2)
  • The Visitor (The English Garden #3)
The Princess Sophie's Heart The Hawk and the Jewel (Kensington Chronicles #1) Pretense Wings of the Morning (Kensington Chronicles #2)

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »