A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer is the perfect read when you want something light and fun. As soon as I started reading, I was like oh, no! It's one of those. I'll never be able to stop reading now. haha Even though some parts were unbelievable it was still a good read. Sometimes you just need something lighthearted! Her characters did have depth, and I loved how God was in the story so naturally.
Charlotte Atherton loves her job at the Sullivan's Academy for Exceptional Youths, but when the head of the school decides to abruptly close down in the middle of the school year, Charlotte is sure something is very wrong. Miss Atherton is also the legal guardian of Lily, one of the children boarding there, and Charlotte has the sinking feeling that Lily's grandfather paid the headmaster handsomely to have the school closed so suddenly. Determined to keep her promise to Lily's mother, Charlotte leaves the school in the middle of the night with Lily and two boys in tow and makes her way to a secluded ranch.
Stone Hammond was hired by Lily's grandfather to find out where Miss Atherton hid his granddaughter. Working on the case for a couple months, Stone finally tracks Charlotte down, but what he finds is completely different from what he was told. Working to protect Charlotte and Lily from her scheming grandfather, Stone comes up with a risky plan. Can he save Lily and win the heart of Charlotte at the same time?
Like I said this is a fun book with never a dull moment. I really liked how unique Charlotte's backstory was, and I loved that she was an accomplished pianist. I honestly don't see a lot of books where the woman is a musician or anything in the arts really. I guess because everyone wants to write women accomplishing things men normally do, but I love music and am an artist so it was wonderful to read of a heroine like that. I felt swept away in the music just by how the author described a particular scene. Such depth of emotion and so well written I was almost certain I felt and heard it. Hands down the best scene in the book.
If you are looking for a lively, engrossing book, try this one. It's good enough to ignore the implausible parts. ;-)
I was given this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.