Thursday, February 24, 2022

A Worthy Pursuit

Title: A Worthy Pursuit

Series: A Worthy Pursuit #1

Author: Karen Witemeyer

NarratorBarbara McCulloh

Publisher: Recorded Books Inspirational

Genre: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance,

Source: Library Hoopla

My review:

It's no secret that I adore Karen Witemeyer's historical fiction stories.  This story is no exception.

One of the reasons I love Witemeyer's work is because she always has colorful descriptions. I am not a visual person but I can see her descriptions as she paints very vivid descriptions and uses colorful language.

Only sissified dandies wasted time on-

One blow from that tree trunk of an arm and she'd be an insensible, crumbled heap.

How could the man be named anything other than Stone? He was solid muscle from head to toe and had a hard resiliency about him that projected competence-a competence that would have been rather nice to resiliency around had the man not been hired by her enemy.

Another reason I enjoy Witemeyer's stories is because she always has interesting characters that are easy to get to know and love. Her dialogue is a mix of humor, sarcasm, and endearing sweetness. The story, the danger, the romance, and the setting are all realistically portrayed. 

Even if you do not normally like historical fiction and westerns (I don't), this book and author are a must try! You will not be disappointed.


Synopsis (from Goodreads): 

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.


  1. I do like westerns sometimes. Great review, Cindy!

    1. Wendy, I really wouldn't classify it as a western. I do love her books, they are so good.

  2. This one sounds like a lot of fun! (As most of Witemeyer's books are.) :D

  3. Thanks for the good review, I like the sound of this read.