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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.
Charlotte has determined to provide love and security for the three children in her care. But the “retriever” who comes to find Lily certainly complicates her plan. Stone is determined to succeed, but the truth may alter his definition of success.
A Worthy Pursuit is a wonderful blend of humor and conflict. The tensions between Charlotte and Stone, as well as with Lily’s grandfather, kept me turning pages, yet I found myself laughing at various situations the characters found themselves in along the way.
Lovable characters — not only Charlotte and Stone, but also the children and “the gnome” — and bad guys who are convincingly disagreeable round out a great story of honor, trust, and standing for the truth.
A Worthy Pursuit is just that — definitely worth reading. 🙂
(I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)