Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Review of A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer
Charlotte Atherton has only cared about one thing, the safety of the children that she watched over at Sullivan's Academy. So when the school closes and three of her students are out of a place to live and are in danger of being sent to an orphanage, Charlotte does the only thing that she can think of.... She takes the three children and escapes in the middle of the night. The only problem is that one of the children Lily is considered kidnapped because her grandfather wants to take her home. Will Charlotte be able to protect the children with out the security of the school?
Stone Hammond, the best known tracker in Texas is hired by Lily's grandfather to retrieve his granddaughter and bring her back. Stone doesn't think twice when the thought of a child being held against their will. However, when Stone arrives he quickly learns that things aren't always as they have been told. Can Stone uncover the real truth? Will he be able to protect Charlotte and the kids but also get justice served? Will Charlotte be able to trust someone other than herself?
I received this ARC book courtesy of Bethany House publishers in exchange for an honest non-biased review. This is the first story that I have read of Karen Witemeyer's so I was not familiar of her style of writing. I found that Karen did a great job of developing the characters. By her description and backstory on the characters you as the reader were able to understand the better and why they acted the way they did.
In addition, I enjoyed how she incorporated the history of the time into the scenery so that you really felt like you were back in time. From the description of the clothes to the food they ate. Each item you could tell was well researched and though of to be incorporated into the book.
Lastly, the thing that I enjoyed most about this book was that it incorporated a couple different of styles from christian fiction to historical fiction, romance, mystery and action. This was the first time that I read a christian fiction book that incorporated the styles. By Karen doing this it really made her stand out among similar books.
I would definitely recommend this book to my family, friends and readers that enjoy romance, faith, action and mystery in books. I finished this book in 3 days and if I didn't have to work and sleep would have finished it sooner!