A Worthy Pursuit | A Book Review

I’m not sure what I loved most about this book.  Was it the protective heart of the teacher who knew her students were in danger and would do anything to rescue them?  I have several of my own that I would risk a great deal for if I knew they were in danger.  Was it the way Stone, the bounty hunter, comes to find Charlotte and then can’t help but fall for her virtue and loving protection?  I don’t know.

All I can tell you is that I loved it.  Karen Witemeyer has a way with words that hooked me from the first chapter, and saw me racing to complete this book so I knew how it would end… and then surprisingly sad when it was over!  I didn’t want it to end, and I found that when it did, I was left wanting more.  She’ll be an author I’ll want to keep an eye on in the future, for sure.

I can’t talk too much about the book without ruining it, but I promise that if you like historical fiction, historical romance, and particularly the “Wild West” of early Texas and cowboys, you’ll love this.  It reminded me of Westerns and the Dime Novels about the cowboys coming to the rescue and warding off bad guys left, right, and centre… right from the beginning!  And as the book goes on, you’ll see why.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a review program from Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.



Love’s Rescue | A Book Review

Oh, this book… Be still my heart, I loved it.

Check out what the back of the book has to say:

Can a girl enamored with the adventurous seas ever be content with the tame life of a Southern belle?

When her mother dies, Elizabeth Benjamin heads home to Key West, determined to transform herself into the perfect Southern belle her parents always wished her to be. But nothing goes according to plan. Her brother resents her, the servants do not obey her, and Rourke O’Malley, the dashing man she vowed to forget, refuses to relinquish his hold on her heart. Worst of all, it becomes painfully obvious that her father is not the man he appears to be.

As family secrets come to light, Elizabeth is faced with a difficult choice: to perform her duty and abandon her dreams, or to leave her life of privilege behind to chase the man her father sees as little better than a pirate.

I love everything to do with the sea.  Well, alright, maybe not everything, but I’d consider myself enamored by it as well.  So when I saw a book about a girl who loves the sea, and a man who sails around salvaging wrecked ships…. in a historical fiction romance…. I just knew I had to read it.

Thankfully, Love’s Rescue held up to my expectations and I loved every second of it.  It’s been a long time since I finished a book that quickly.

I loved the writing style that Christine Johnson brings to the page.  I loved the way Elizabeth’s struggle was played out (though I won’t tell you any more than that!), and I love the way the book resolved. My Mom is reading the book right now, and every time she wonders or mentions something about the book, I have to smile and say “I can’t talk to you about that book right now!”

At times it was heartbreaking, at times I laughed, and many times I was at the edge of my seat, unable to put the book down.  Anyone who loves a good historical romance should love this, especially if the object of your affection happens to be early American settlement.  I didn’t know much about the Florida Keys, either, so this was a great read.  I recently returned from a trip to the Caribbean and left a piece of my heart there.  This book helped me find it, and made me want to go back.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a review program with Graf-Martin Communications.