Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Book Review—A Worthy Pursuit


About the Book

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 little girl entrusted to her care after her mother’s death. 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 the teacher he’s after produces documentation that shows she’s the little girl’s legal guardian, Stone must reevaluate everything he’s been led to believe. Is Miss Atherton villain or victim? She acts more like a loving mother than an abductress, and the children in her care clearly adore her. Should Stone break his perfect record?

Then a new danger threatens, and Charlotte is forced to trust the man sent to destroy her. Stone becomes determined to protect what he once sought to tear apart. Besides, he’s ready to start a new pursuit: winning Charlotte’s heart.

My Rating: 5 Stars

So, if you’ve been following me for any length of time, you probably know already that Karen Witemeyer is one of my top favorite authors. She’s just so good. Of course, I jumped at the chance to get a copy of A Worthy Pursuit to read and review. After all, I’d been waiting for it for months. It definitely did not disappoint. I love how all of Karen’s books and characters are so different. And I almost always love her male characters. Stone Hammond was no exception. I loved how rugged he was, yet such a softie. ;) I wouldn’t mind meeting my own Stone Hammond. Lol! But anyway, I very much loved the story, and I highly recommend looking into Karen Witemeyer’s books if you haven’t already. Really. Do it. Even if you don’t normally read Western/historical fiction, Karen is such a fantastic writer that I’m sure you’ll enjoy it anyway. And if you’re a writer like me, then definitely read them. There’s a lot to learn from her writing style. :)

I received the book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Ah! I read one of her books, "Short Straw Bride". It was the cutest thing this side of the Mississippi! I felt like she understood how to write sweet romance, without making it unnecessarily gooey and saccharine. I only read romances occasionally, but I would read hers more often.

  2. Wow, this looks like a very cute book. I will probably look into it soon!