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Life, Liberty, and Pursuit

Life, Liberty, and Pursuit [Kindle Edition]

Susan Kaye Quinn

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Love is sudden, fierce, and full of choices ...

When college-bound Eliza falls into a cruise-ship pool, she doesn't expect to fall in love. And when navy recruit David pulls her from the water, he finds her surprisingly hard to resist. But a whirlwind of rescues, candlelit nights, and beachside misunderstandings pulls them into a four-day love affair that threatens to break their hearts before their love has a chance to start.

When David leaves for endless drills and physical training in boot camp, and Eliza returns to Albuquerque to prepare for Princeton in the fall, they dare to keep loving each other and struggle to imagine a future when they can be together. But when miles and mistrust pull them apart, they are forced to choose between keeping true to their dreams and having the courage to love.

Life, Liberty, and Pursuit is about making choices in life and love, a sweet, clean romance for girls or women of any age who enjoy a sweeping love story.

Also see Susan Kaye Quinn's short afterstory Full Speed Ahead.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 464 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Omnific Publishing; 1st edition (22 Jun 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #740,022 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Susan Kaye Quinn grew up in California, where she wrote snippets of stories and passed them to her friends during class. Her teachers pretended not to notice and only confiscated her stories a couple times.

She left writing behind to pursue a bunch of engineering degrees (B.S. Aerospace Engineering, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering) and work everywhere from NASA to NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) to a little Venice Beach restaurant called The Green Bean (she was the bookkeeper). She has designed aircraft engines, studied global warming, and held elected office (as a school board member). Now that she writes novels, her business card says "Rocket Scientist and Author," and she doesn't have to sneak her notes anymore.

Which is too bad.

All that engineering comes in handy when dreaming up dystopian future worlds or mixing science with fantasy to conjure slightly plausible inventions. For her stories, of course. Just ignore that stuff in the basement.

Her middle grade boys clamor for more middle grade books with magic and gadgets and less teen novels with kissing. Unfortunately for them, she enjoys writing both.

Susan writes from the Chicago suburbs with her three boys, two cats, and one husband. Which, it turns out, is exactly as much as she can handle.

Check out Susan's author website ( for more information about her books, and subscribe to her newsletter ( to be notified of upcoming releases.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Instant Favorite 25 Jun 2010
By BKaczmarek - Published on
As a writer, I have to be discerning about the books I spend time reading. I love to get comfy with a good book as much as the next person, but I simply don't have the time to devote to the mediocre. Life, Liberty and Pursuit, though, was most definitely not a waste of time. The unlikely shipboard romance of David and Eliza kept me guessing, empathizing, and cheering, while the vivid descriptions made me feel like I was traveling alongside the two of them. I enjoyed the life-like dialogue and the pace of the story, even as fate forced their paths to diverge.

The writing and the characters weren't the only things that won me over. As a former English teacher, I'm always on the lookout for books with a compelling story without vulgarity and promiscuity around every corner. David and Eliza carefully and realistically navigate the waters of temptation, making difficult and heartrending choices, because they're grounded and intelligent young people. I can wholeheartedly recommend this debut novel to anyone who wants to cozy up and enjoy a great love story. It will make you smile again and again.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Life, Liberty, and Pursuit reviewed by The Book Vixen 13 July 2011
By The Book Vixen - Published on
It was a cute YA romance but I wasn't feeling the love at first sight relationship between David and Eliza. It was cute how they met (he rescues her) but to fall in love in 4 days? Then they have the challenge of having a long distance relationship.

The ending felt inconclusive. This is the kind of book where I expect there to be an epilogue but there wasn't. I was actually expecting there to be one.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet story, nice quick summer read 17 July 2010
By Anne in Virginia - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's a sweet story. It's tough to tell whether it will be an ending a la Nicholas Sparks or Nora Roberts. I expected a little more suspense, but it's sweet stroll down first love memory lane.
4.0 out of 5 stars Life Liberty and Pursuit 26 Aug 2012
By B. Smith - Published on
I enjoyed this cute romance. This was a quick comfy easy read. I was instantly pulled into the story, and my interest was held through out the entire book. What I enjoyed most was the decision that Eliza made and how it sends a great message to younger readers.

Life Liberty and Pursuit was a cute, clean fun contemporary read. 4 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Summer Read 20 Jun 2012
By Debra Anastasia - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
You will totally fall for David and Eliza! A wonderful summer read with heart and excitement. I highly recommend you put this one on your kindle!
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