Charlotte can’t change the headmaster’s mind about closing down the school, but she will protect her deceased friend’s daughter from the girl’s rich, exploiting grandfather. Things get tricky, however, when the grandfather puts a bounty on Charlotte’s head.
As a former teacher, I can understand Charlotte’s need to shelter and care for her students. I appreciate her drive to help these gifted pupils reach their full potential. But as a mother, I value the love and dedication that Charlotte shows. Against all odds, she risks everything to protect the ones she holds dear.
This is a historical romance, so I would be remiss if I did not mention the bounty hunter – Stone. He’s a dedicated man, determined to see his job through so right can prevail. But what will he view as right?
One thing I appreciate about Stone is he is not a puppet on a string. The man thinks for himself, follows a strict moral code, and strives to do right. He’s the prefect adversary/hero to counter Charlotte.
Karen Witemeyer books never disappoint. I am always eager to read the enchanting and exciting tales she spins. I highly recommend this book to readers of historical romance, especially those who enjoy tales of the old west.
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.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.