I just finished reading A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer, Which is the 2nd book that I have read of hers. It is the Story of Charlotte Atherton who was formally a Headmistress until the school closed mid-season. In order to protect three of her students, She leaves with John ( An orphan), Stephen ( Whose parents are overseas) and Lily (Whose Mother gave her guardianship before she died) in the middle of the night to go to her home in Texas. Stone Hammond is a Bounty Hunter hired by Lily's Grandfather to locate Lily because she was kidnapped. When he locates Charlotte and the Kids, He is puzzled over how happy they all look. When he gets caught by their friend Mr Dobson, He is surprised that Charlotte welcomes him as a friend and not the enemy, though it is evident that she does not trust him. When Charlotte shows proof that she is Lily's legal guardian, Stone can't help but think that he is on the wrong side. When they discover that Lily's Grandfather only wants her because of a special talent that she has (a photographic memory) Charlotte and Stone work together to keep Lily safe and to make sure that her Grandfather does not get custody of the Child.
I loved, loved, LOVED this book! Charlotte is so charming and the kids are adorable. I love the way the author describes each character in such detail that you actually can picture them in your mind. I like that the characters have a sense of humor, Some parts made me want to laugh out loud! ( but I was at work , on my lunch break.. Not the best place to start laughing for no apparent reason) The interaction between Charlotte and Stone is sweet and so is his attitude toward the kids . I think that the best part of the book was the ending ( which was Perfect!) I think that the storyline was very engaging and the plot was so interesting that I could hardly put the book down! I cannot wait for her other books to come out and I hope that she writes a sequel to this book
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I would like to thank Bethany House for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was not asked to write a favorable review, Just a honest one.