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.
It is your typical Christian romance novel. Boy meets girl, there is a spark, and then the pair overcoming challenges together. But for Charlotte and Stone there were a few extra challenges running about. Namely three amazing children.
I loved Charlotte’s character development through the story. I can totally relate to holding on to old fears and allowing them to affect your current decisions. Stone was an interesting character. I enjoyed his loyalty to his friends and of course the selflessness when he wrestled the bobcat. He was rough without being a jerk.
I enjoy how Witemeyer brings in real world problems. Yes you could be betrayed, used, hurt, and people will die. It’s about how your overcome those problems and move on with God. This is one of Witemeyer’s better books. If you haven’t discovered her books yet, you should. They are light reads, but worthy reads.
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
I received this Book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.