Karen Witemeyer delivers another intense and emotional story with her newest novel A Worthy Pursuit. As I fan of Witemeyer, I enjoyed the story of Charlotte Atherton, a dedicated teacher who flees with several of her students after the private boarding school where she teaches unexpectedly closes.
With three children in tow, Charlotte struggles to disappear to protect her charges. Stone, an experienced retriever, traces Charlotte and the children on an isolated homestead. Expecting to quickly recover the granddaughter of his employer, Stone finds himself confronted with a completely different situation than he expected. While trying to sort through his unexpected findings, Stone discovers that Charlotte is really the woman he wants to retrieve, and the children need his protection from unscrupulous people intending harm rather than help.
With an electric mix of characters, Witemeyer creates a touching story of escape, recovery, healing, and love. Charlotte is strong, yet vulnerable. Stone is hard, yet genuine. Lily is adorable. And the other supporting characters bring their own flare to the story. Mixing touching relationships and broken past relationships, Witemeyer shows us how the everyday magic of love and caring for each other can work miracles and make people whole again.
With an intense, yet touching plot, and plenty of unexpected twists, Witemeyer has written another story sure to become a favorite. I thoroughly enjoyed reading A Worthy Pursuit and highly recommend it. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer for my candid review.