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Prudence Pursued

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  10 reviews
At the advanced age of twenty-seven, vicar’s daughter Prudence Pentrye is on the shelf. Content to occupy her time by attending meetings of Mr. Wilberforce’s Abolition Society and helping her father administer vaccines in an effort to prevent a small pox epidemic, Prudence is resolved to see that her younger cousin Margaret does not share her own unmarried fate.

But Marga
Kindle Edition, 259 pages
Published July 28th 2014 by Astraea Press Publishing, LLC
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
3.5 stars

Prudence has been enlisted by her aunt to convince her cousin to marry Sir James. He is an eligible bachelor with the means to relieve the family's financial burdens.

Prudence soon learns that Sir James is not suitable for her cousin, but he would be prefect for her. The predicament is one that she has a hard time working through. Sir James and Prudence share a love of helping others and a determination to see everyone vaccinated against small pox.

Nov 03, 2014 added it
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Sadly, the Indie author scene is one often uncharted merely because it doesn’t get the publicity that publishing house books receive. This novel might be one that wasn’t a favorite (because historical fiction is hit or miss with me), but it was sweet and doesn’t shy away from some interesting historical topics that I do believe many history addicts will find intriguing to read about. It’s about the 27-year-old vicar’s daughter Prudence Pentyre and her journey to Bath for the express purpose of c ...more
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
Prudence Pursued was an unexpected story. It's the second book by this author I've read and so I assumed I would enjoy it. What I wasn't expecting was the setting that dealt with the small pox vaccine, the small community of Bath set in historical England, and the quirky and sweet characters the story focused on, specifically the heroine and her hero.

I have to be honest that the beginning of the story was a little slow for me. I wasn't sure about the historical background of the vacc
Katie W
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
This story started out with Prudence helping with vaccinations in order to help curb the small pox. I was a little disgusted at the methods they used and appalled at how barbaric they seemed. It made me really grateful to just be able to go in and get a shot for things like this.

As the story progresses beyond that point, Prudence is asked to help encourage her younger cousin to marry a man whom she has no desire of marrying. Not wanting Margaret to end up an old maid like herself, Prudence is d
Aug 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you are a fan of regency fiction, you will want to get a copy of Prudence Pursued! This was a really enjoyable story. I liked that it was a clean, Christian read with interesting characters.

Prudence and Sir James are both a joy to read about. I loved the descriptions of Sir James, with his sunburned skin, a limp, and an eye patch! Ruggedly handsome seems an apt description of this man. Hearing of his exploits fighting pirates and living among natives was fun. Also highly interesti
Jul 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: cow-pox
This was a strange little book. It's like the author was trying to find something to write about and came up with cowpox of all things. I think it's supposed to be like smallpox, but I'm not sure. People are getting vaccinated but there are people that are objecting to the serum that's used which is derived from sick cows.
If not for the constant mention of cowpox and vaccines this might've been a cute little book but that was just a little offputting and rather boring.
The main story howev
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
I love regency books and eat them up. This book just didn't hit the spot. This is a regency that has to deal with Christian characters but doesn't really bring religion into the story. It's main theme is Vaccinations and how they began and that part of the story was interesting to learn. We really live in a world that doesn't embrace new ideas very easily, and this book shows the danger in that, without a lot of fear or danger. The story was very dry and the characters very cardboard and kinda c ...more
Nov 04, 2014 rated it liked it
I wasn't blown away by the story, I admit. But it was very sweet. And quirky! I mean, it begins with Prudence and her cousin Margaret getting ready to go to a pox party (to be vaccinated with cow pox, meant to prevent small pox). If that's not an interesting beginning... :) Prudence is on the shelf, as almost all of these sorts of heroines are, and she's quite happy there. But then she makes the acquaintance of Sir James, who is promised to Margaret. And over the course of them getting to know ...more
Marisa Valle
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency, romance
I don't know why but I got a kind of steampunkish vibe from this book. It was unexpectedly good. Lord James Brownell was perfectly imperfect and Prudence was a refreshing change from the standard regency heroine. They were so meant for each other that I'm surprised it wasn't obvious to everyone since the beginning. I will read anything else this author writes. My one complaint is that the story didn't really reflect the title. Prudence was not really pursued all that much. As a matter of fact th ...more
Rating: 3.5 stars
A little alternative for a regency book. Quite good. Review to follow.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Jun 08, 2015 02:22PM  
Shirley Raye Redmond is the author of several "sweet" romance novels and dozens of children's books. Many of her titles have won both national and regional awards. She is a member of numerous writing organizations, including Women Writing the West, Southwest Writers, American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She liv ...more