Monday, June 1, 2015

"A Worthy Pursuit" by Karen Witemeyer

 About this book:

  “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.”

Series: No, it is a stand-alone.  

Spiritual Content- Deuteronomy 31:6 at the beginning & later quoted; Talks about God & trusting Him; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many Prayers; Many Scriptures are quoted & mentioned; Mentions of Bible reading; Charlotte & Stone both have faiths; Mentions of those in the Bible (and Stone’s horse’s name is Goliath);
*Note: a “devilishly”

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blasted’, a ‘dad-blamed’, a ‘drat it all’, a ‘hang it all’, a form of ‘sissy’, a ‘why the devil’, two forms of ‘dad-gum’, two ‘dumb’, three ‘shut up’s, four forms of ‘idiot’, five forms of ‘stupid’, fifteen forms of ‘shoot’; Curses are said but not written; Blood & Injuries (up to semi-detailed); Fighting, guns & knives (semi-detailed); Wrestling a bobcat (detailed); Mentions of drinking, a bar and using whiskey for cuts; A mention of a threat to drown a kitten (barely-above-not-detailed); Stone mentions about the evil he’s seen (barely-above-not-detailed).

Sexual Content- An almost (semi-detailed) kiss, two barely-above-not-detailed kisses, a semi-detailed kiss, a very-detailed kiss; A cheek kiss, Two forehead/head kisses and two barely-above-not-detailed hand kisses; Mentions of kissing &kisses (semi-detailed); Wanting to kiss, touch & embrace; Touches & Embraces (boarder-line semi-detailed // detailed); Noticing, Nearness & Attraction (boarder-line semi-detailed // detailed); a ‘hussy’, A mention that Stone has trailed men who’d rape a woman (barely-above-not-detailed); A mention of a brothel that catered to wealthy men; *Spoiler* Charlotte father had an affair (no details) *End of Spoiler*; Love, falling in love, & the emotions. 

-Charlotte Atherton, age 28
-Stone Hammond, age 35
                                         P.O.V. switches between them.
                                              Set in 1891
                                                        341 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
(and a half)
Early High School Teens-  
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Older High School Teens-
(and a half)
My personal Rating- 
(and a half)
Something I learned while reading this book: Cameo pins need to make a comeback. You just never know when you might need to stab an attacker in his thigh. Interesting tid-bit, I know. ;) I laughed really hard reading “A Worthy Pursuit” and while it wasn’t as good as “Stealing the Preacher” (which I still need to review...) by Miss Karen Witemeyer, it was enjoyable. It was a bit too much Sexual Content in my opinion, but I really liked that both characters had faiths as most Christian fiction books have one character struggling. Probably my fourth favorite by this author as I really liked the plot and Charlotte. :)

See y’all on Wednesday…with a one star review. :/

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Bethany House Publishers) for this review.

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