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 (The English Garden #4)

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,702 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
Edward Steele is at last on his way home and determined to be in Collingbourne before Christmas-but that was before he met Denley and Osborne. Sailing from Africa to England, Edward meets these two very different men aboard ship. Osborne chooses to ignore everyone while Denley and Edward find themselves much together. But as their journey continues, Denley begins to feel u ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published December 31st 2003 by Harvest House Publishers (first published 2003)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jan 23, 2016 Rachael rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Oct 22, 2015 Crystal rated it really liked it
I think I enjoyed this book more than the others in the series. It was nice getting a break from a female perspective intent on the love and marriage aspect. I enjoyed the "change of scenery" with it following Edward on his travels back home. The ship, new and unusual characters, along with the mystery of Osborne and Denley made this a much more intriguing story to me and I felt it wrapped up the series nicely. All of the characters were well written. I thoroughly enjoyed the adventures with Edw ...more
Tanya Thumbran christ
Oct 05, 2015 Tanya Thumbran christ rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this book so much even though I've not read the 3 sequels prior to it. It's good on its own as well. An entertaining love story with its share of drama ans suspense. would definitely seek out Lori's work going forward.
Massanutten Regional Library
Edna, Village patron, June 2015, 4 stars:

Last in the series and very charming...loved how she skipped ten years ahead to what all the families were doing.
Julie Cave
May 19, 2015 Julie Cave rated it liked it
I like English accents, so this audio book was enjoyable. Only gave it 3 stars for its simple and rather predictable story.
Jun 02, 2011 Heidi rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
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
Jul 16, 2008 Judine rated it really liked it
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
Feb 11, 2015 Becki added it
Shelves: book-collector
Perhaps the most interesting book of the series
Oct 06, 2008 Deana added it
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
Eileen Bartsch
Dec 16, 2015 Eileen Bartsch rated it it was amazing
Stephanie Gilyeat
Aug 22, 2015 Stephanie Gilyeat rated it it was amazing
loved it
Aug 07, 2012 L8blmr rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Apr 18, 2009 Kristelle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009
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.
Aug 14, 2012 Naomi rated it liked it
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
Feb 04, 2012 Jackie Wolfred rated it liked it
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.
Apr 03, 2012 Marilize rated it liked it
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.
Dec 22, 2010 Christine rated it it was ok
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!!)
Apr 06, 2011 Cassandra rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian
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.
Dec 29, 2010 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sep 15, 2013 Susan rated it liked it
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
Mar 25, 2012 Jody rated it liked it
Great finish to the series. but the last chapter just kinda jumped several years (12 or so) with no warning!
Sep 01, 2009 Delia rated it really liked it
Finally got #4 of the series....and I just loved it....what a nice finish to a great series...
A Lee
May 10, 2013 A Lee rated it it was amazing
Sad to see the series ending... But as always happy that the book was great as usual!
Mindy Bollinger
Jul 13, 2015 Mindy Bollinger rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-read
Love this book and love the story behind it and love the love story!
Partridge Public
Nov 09, 2007 Partridge Public added it
Recommends it for: Wick INSP
Shelves: inspirational
Wick, Lori PB
Aug 17, 2011 Lindy rated it really liked it
Shelves: recommended
The entire series was a definite favorite.
Mar 23, 2008 Erika rated it it was amazing
A good adventure, and it has some nice surprises.
Aug 07, 2012 Brittany rated it liked it
easy read, interesting and fun
« 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)
  • Across the Years (Desert Roses, #2)
  • Sweet Violet (English Ivy, #3)
  • The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia, #1)
  • The Tender Vine (The Diamond of the Rockies #3)
  • Separate Roads (Ribbons West, #2)
  • Deirdre (Fires of Gleannmara, #3)
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

The English Garden (4 books)
  • The Proposal (The English Garden, #1)
  • The Rescue (The English Garden, #2)
  • The Visitor (The English Garden, #3)

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »