Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer

Congratulations to Anna who won our giveaway for A Worthy Pursuit!

Book: A Worthy Pursuit
Author: Karen Witemeyer
Publisher: Bethany House
Publishing Date: June 2, 2015

I received this copy in return for an honest review from the publisher via Netgalley.com

Type of book: Inspirational, Texas 1891

Why I chose this book: Karen Witemeyer is one of my go-to authors that never fails to give a great message through solid writing and storytelling. 

Message/plot: What do you do when life doesn't go the way you planned? How do you trust when no one has proven trust-worthy in your life?

Favorite characters, quotes/lines: 
* Ok, let's be honest: we all love that perfect hero. Well, look no further than this story. Stone Hammond is THE ideal hero. *sigh* And Charlotte? I adored watching her on her adventure. What a woman. 

* "No one has the right to take another's gift. Not out of greed, or jealousy, or even self-pity."

* Karen gives one of the best example I've yet seen of what "The joy of the Lord is your strength" really means. 

When I finished this book I felt: Such a perfect, beautiful ending. LOVE! 
What another wonderfully told story by Mrs. Witemeyer. She truly has a passion for people and their stories which translates into her books in a way that transports the reader and gently teaches lessons we all need to either learn or be reminded of. I adore, and am so very thankful for, her heart and passion. May God water the seeds that you sow through your stories, Karen, for they truly are gifts that will bear fruit. 

Overall: Mrs. Witemeyer has such a natural way of describing characters and building tension; nothing ever feels forced. She is a master of showing, not telling which makes you feel a part of the book instead of someone is just telling you a tale. Karen will intrigue you with questions that the characters have in order to build tension and uses naturally occurring plot conflicts to grab and keep you. There were many times I meant to read to the end of the chapter only to HAVE to keep reading into the next.

Excellent; 5 star read. Pick it up for a light, fun, adventuresome summer read.

In fact, let's give on away!

Tell me in the comments section: 
*your favorite scripture 
*Bonus point if you go to Karen's Amazon Page and follow her. ;-)

(Contest ends June 7th 9pm pst)


  1. One of my favorite scriptures is Psalm 13. I love how the author begins by asking God how long He will forget him; he's in such anguish. But by the end of this short Psalm, he is rejoicing in God's faithfulness and singing praises to Him!
    Karen Witemeyer is one of my favorite authors. I did go to her Amazon page to "follow" her.
    I've read most of her books, though I haven't been able to read this one yet or Full Steam Ahead. They are on my "want to read" list though so hopefully I'll be able to read the sometime.
    Thanks for having the giveaway; I'd love to win A Worthy Pursuit.


  2. My favorite book of the Bible is Hosea. Best. Love. Story. Ever. (after mine and God's and closely followed by Joseph and Mary's). Chapter 2 of Hosea is one of the most poetic chapters ever.

    My favorite verses are therefore, Hosea 2:19-20:

    “I will betroth you to Me forever;
    Yes, I will betroth you to Me
    In righteousness and justice,
    In lovingkindness and mercy;
    I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness,
    And you shall know the Lord.

    <3 <3 <3 <3

  3. Psalm 16:11 - Thou wilt show me the path of life; in Thy presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

    I have loved this verse for years!

    I follow Karen on Amazon.


  4. My favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future."

    Such a beautiful promise. :)

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! (I follow Karen on Amazon, too.)


  5. Romans 8:38-39

    I follow Karen on Amazon.

    ladettek @ gmail dot com

  6. So many great verses! One of my favorites is Phil 1:6 - He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. That promise keeps me going when I feel like I will never get things done. Glad I read it today. I needed that reminder!

  7. Current favorite scripture is "As your day, so shall your strength be." Deut 33:25.

    I didn't know about following on Amazon -- I just added it.


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