Monday, July 13, 2015
A Worthy Pursuit
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer. Her books have all been enjoyable, and this one is such a great read.
About the book:
A teacher on the run. A bounty hunter in pursuit. Can two enemies learn to trust each other before they both lose what they hold most dear?
Stone Hammond is the best tracker in Texas. He never comes home empty-handed. So when a wealthy railroad investor hires him to find his abducted granddaughter, Stone eagerly accepts.
Charlotte Atherton, former headmistress of Sullivan's Academy for Exceptional Youths, will do anything to keep her charges safe, especially the orphaned girl entrusted to her care. Charlotte promised Lily's mother she'd keep the girl away from her unscrupulous grandfather, and nothing will stop Charlotte from fulfilling that pledge. Not even the handsome bounty hunter with surprisingly honest eyes who comes looking for them.
When Miss Atherton produces documentation that shows her to be Lily's legal guardian, Stone must reevaluate everything he's been led to believe. Is she villain or victim? Then a new danger forces Charlotte to trust the man sent to destroy her. Stone vows to protect what he once sought to tear apart. Besides, he's ready to start a new pursuit: winning Charlotte's heart.
I loved the characters and story line of A Worthy Pursuit. Charlotte and Stone are both such strong, no nonsense type main characters. Their relationship changes throughout the book as they get to know one another. The children are so unique, and I appreciate the way Charlotte mothers them even though they are not her own.
I read most of this while feeding my new baby, and it was hard to put the book down! There was plenty happening to hold the reader's attention. I liked the ending and would love to see more about these characters. As I finished I thought how this could be a great movie.
Be sure to check out this book. If you like historical fiction, you will love this one!
This book was provided to me by Bethany House publishers for my review. Thank you.
Learn more at Karen Witemeyer's webpage and find more books to enjoy!
Have a day of blessings!