From the publisher:
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.
There is something that keeps me coming back to Karen Witemeyer's writings. Her stories feel clear and focused. Not muddled in any of the common ways that stories feel overcrowded with information or lacking in depth of character development. Instead the characters are revealed later by later as the story progresses.
This latest novel is another fantastic story by Karen. Charlotte's love of music and teaching come through the pages and make the reader want to listen to her play and send pupils to her school.
I really liked that both Stone and Charlotte already have faith in their lives and that this story is not one person teaching the other about God but rather two people of faith going through some very hard times together as they grow and trust in God. I feel this is good because just because we are in a relationship with God doesn't mean things are easy, that the person has all the answers, or that things are easy.
The story keeps you turning each page but the setting is such that you feel that you get to know the characters without missing any details.
I love reading Karen's books and highly recommend this one or any others of her as well.
I received this book free in exchange for my home review.