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 re-evaluate 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.
Having read all of Karen Witemeyer’s previous novels, (most recent being Full Steam Ahead), I can safely say that she always delivers a good story. One of Karen’s key characteristics is that her stories are typically full of humour and fun. A Worthy Pursuit, however, took on a different tone. A tad more serious, and almost suspenseful, it felt uniquely different from her previous works.
The change of tone in no way affected the quality of the story. Rather, it felt just a natural extension of Karen’s writing style - something that I greatly appreciated. Instead of falling into the trap of writing stories that all sound the same and no variance in character type, Karen has delivered a story that still has elements of wit and laughter, but also a dose of intrigue and action (the runaway wagon scene and shootout was fantastic!).
So, in diving into A Worthy Pursuit, you can be guaranteed an adventure, a sweet romance, and enough suspense to keep you intrigued. A really good read!
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.