When, in full view of family and friends, Charity Bloom’s fiance leaves her stranded at the altar and takes off with her best friend, Charity is humiliated. How will this raven-haired beauty ever recover from losing both her betrothed and best friend on what was supposed to be the happiest day of her life?
When tall, handsome roughneck Buddy Pierce finds oil on Charity’s mama’s land, he hopes to free the Blooms from their poverty-stricken state. But will Buddy find the real treasure lies above ground-in Charity herself?
Ruing the day he left his fiancee for Emily Dane, Daniel Clark is determined to recapture Charity’s affection. But can he remove the three things that stand in his way-a manipulative mama, a spurned lover, and the stranger at his ex-fiancee’s side?When Daniel re-stakes his claim on Charity’s heart, tongues wag and minds speculate amid schemes and scandals in Humble, Texas.
Whom will she choose-the handsome roughneck or the deceitful rouge?
My two cents worth:
This book starts out a bit slow, but quickens the pace and grips you ’til the end. What a fun read! Marcia Gruver’s writing style is vivid, detailed, and ‘shows’ the action & feelings of the characters in a clear way. The last 1/4 of the book is my favorite part – and I can’t wait to find out what happens to poor Emily in the next book. It should be….ahem…interesting.
Charity’s mom’s character is one of the funniest I’ve read, lately. She’s memorable, consistent, and always available for a snicker or two. Friendships, forgiveness, faith, and finding love are all blended together to give Chasing Charity a memorable conclusion.
Daniel Clark is a perfect snake and Buddy Pierce is a wonderfully likeable hero. Though I liked Charity’s personality and found her to be a believable character, Marcia Gruver’s other characters, like Charity’s mom, Bertha, Mother Dane, Buddy, and Emily attracted me more.
I highly recommend this book for its’ sweetness, humor, sassiness, and history.