A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer: An adventure you don’t want to miss!

A Worthy Pursuit

Take one schoolmarm spinster with her three charges that she’ll defend to the death and throw in a tough-as-nails former Texas Ranger that would be equally at home in the pages of a Louis L’Amour. Spin them off on a journey that starts with the two of them at cross-purposes and then throw in a common enemy. The adventure that ensues is as heart warming and pulse thumping as any book that has landed in your lap in a while. Karen Witemeyer’s historical western A Worthy Pursuit takes you by the heart on page one and tugs you through to the very last word. Take my word for it: This is an adventure you don’t want to miss!

A teacher on the run. A bounty hunter in pursuit. Can two enemies learn to trust each other before they both lose what they hold most dear?

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 reevaluate 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.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Dee Henderson’s Full Disclosure: A Review

I love romantic suspense in general and Dee Henderson in particular, but I won’t be keeping this book on my shelf. The plot is complicated and convoluted and often plods along at a very dull pace.

I’m all for keeping the trash out of romance, yet I still want to feel engaged with the characters’ relationships.  What little energy that occasionally zings between Paul and Ann is snuffed out by much of their love unfolding via webcam. We get a lot of “Ann character references” from Paul’s friends and family, but she’s more annoying than intriguing. Most of the mystery hinges on Ann’s secrets—all of which seem anticlimactic in the reveal.

If you’re a fan of Henderson you’ll have a bit of a head start wading through the superfluity of characters—some of whom you’ve met in previous books. Yet, for the life of me, I can’t figure out why the author felt the need to introduce yet another co-worker, sibling or relative. And while I despise books that only tell part of the story in a thinly veiled attempt to make me buy the next installment—this book left me thinking Henderson attempted more than could be accomplished in one book. Sorry, this book’s not the classic Henderson I’ve come to expect. I recommend rereading some of her older stories—give this one a pass.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.