Friday, June 12, 2015

A pursuit of the best kind!

Karen Witemeyer once again blends the troubles of the old west with the perfect balance of humor and romance in A Worthy Pursuit!

I have only read one of Karen’s books before I got this one. And I highly enjoyed her book Head in the Clouds. But something about this one pulled me in even more.  Maybe it was the way Charlotte risked everything to keep three young children under her care safe.

All three of the children have special gifts, but Lily, Charlotte’s adopted daughter, possesses the talent that has sent them all running. Stone is the bounty hunter, or retriever, as he likes to call himself, which is after Lilly. He’s the best in the business, and he had no idea what he was stumbling into. Certainly not a young former schoolmistress turned into a mother to all three children.

I’ve noticed Karen focuses on something which is the most common of sins yet isn’t focused on as much in the more contemporary books today; Greed. Money is the source of many sins and I think this verse sums up our villain very well.

            “Those who have money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that   wealth brings true happiness!” Ecclesiastes 5:10 NLT

Lilly’s grandfather wanted her for nothing but his own personal gain, and he was willing to do anything to get her. It sent shivers down my spine to see a man so consumed by greed he would put his own granddaughter in harms way to get what he wanted.

After reading this book I picked up Stealing the Preacher from our local library, and now I know I am a full Karen Witemeyer fan, through and through. So I suggest to anyone reading this review to pick up any one of Karen’s books if you’re in the mood for some good ole’ west fun!

Until next time folks, I hope you have a blessed day!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.