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How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

Historical Romance to Fall in Love With

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.

©2015 Karen Witemeyer (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Great, happy love story!

What did you love best about A Worthy Pursuit?

What I love most about A Worthy Pursuit (and all Karen Witemeyer books) is that it was a clean, happy love story

Which character – as performed by Barbara McCulloh – was your favorite?

I like them all. The transitions in the book make it easy to understand what character McCulloh was currently voicing.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A Worthy Listen

I enjoyed listening to "A Worthy Pursuit" so very much! Barbara McCulloh did a wonderful job narrating. The story was extremely well written and had me on the edge of my seat several times!!!

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A Refreshing Adventurous Novel

This book is extremely interesting, adventurous and romantic at the same time . The characters are described so well you wish you could meet them personally. The thread of faith in the characters unites them and makes the reader want to apply that behavior in real life. This book is a must read for anyone who is interested in a good novel and an old-fashioned love story.

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  • PICASO
  • Probably listening to a story while stuck in a Tree
  • 06-04-18

Stone Is A Mans Man

I would want no one other than Stone to be my bounty hunter...(cough)...not that I need one.

But can I just talk about Stone? Like wow, he is a man's man. Fighting jaguars, capturing criminals, saving kids, helping a woman in need. He is both intriguing and comical. What I would give to have my own Stone. Seriously...anything.

The teacher, also known as Ms. Atherton is a great character. Leaving everything you know to help a child. Then taking on two more. I don't know if I should commend her for her braveness, or call her out for her imprudent actions. But I'm probably only saying that because I have a hard time taking care of my dog...let alone three children. But what can I say, I am not the cunning teacher.

It was a good story with a good plot. Will definitely read it again in the future!





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Entertaining

Long, but very high quality! Great story. I really appreciate that it is faith-based. Thank you

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  • Catherine
  • CARROLLTON, TX, United States
  • 01-24-18

Did not finish

Its been a long time since I didn't finish a book. I don't think I can finish this one. It started out so strong. Great story line, smart characters, but 1/2 of the way through, the characters began praying to God any time anything interesting happened. It got old quick. If I had known this book was not just Christian, but overwhelmingly-in-your-face-vomit-overboard Christian, I would not have purchased it. The writing is really good, so if you like praying to God every 5 seconds, go for it. Otherwise, choose something else.

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Enjoyed listen.

Would you listen to A Worthy Pursuit again? Why?

This was an enjoyable book to listen to. The readers voice was a great match for this story. I have enjoyed all of the Karen Witemeyer's books, but I count this as one of my favorites.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Worthy Pursuit?

I enjoyed the book so much that I can not pick just one memorable moment.

Which scene was your favorite?

Enjoyed it all.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it kept me wanting more.

Any additional comments?

A very good listen. Well written and read book.

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Fantastic Book!

This is probably the best Christian romance novel I have ever read! Loved every exciting moment!

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A Western Romance with a Christian Message

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This is a western and a romance with a Christian message, and I enjoyed it very much. I’m not a big romance fan, but this one had very high ratings, and I’m glad I gave it a chance.

The prim and proper headmistress of a school for gifted children in Houston, Texas tries to protect several of her students when the school is unexpectedly closed. The devious grandfather of a little girl sends bounty hunters to find her. One of those bounty hunters gets more than he bargained for when he discovers the group in hiding.

No bad language, no sex, not much violence, and a nice love story with children involved. The characters were fun, even the bad guys. Some action moved the story along.

Excellent narration by Ms. McCulloh, although the little girl’s voice sounded too young, in my opinion. Good pacing and distinctive accents really helped.

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Western fun

A sweet story that hooks you right away. Lots of humor and sweetness in a compelling story.