This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Catherine’s Pursuit
Realms (February 5, 2013)


Lena Nelson Dooley

Award-winning author, Lena Nelson Dooley, has more than 675,000 books in print. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and president of the local chapter, DFW Ready Writers. She’s also a member of Christian Authors Network, CROWN Fiction Marketing, and Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas.

Lena loves James, her children, grandchildren, and great grandson. She loves chocolate, cherries, chocolate-covered cherries, and spending time with friends. Travel is always on her horizon. Cruising, Galveston, the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Mexico. One day it will be Hawaii and Australia, but probably not the same year. Helping other authors become published really floats her boat, with fifteen signing their first book contract after her mentoring. Three of her books have been awarded the Carol Award silver pins from American Christian Fiction Writers and she has received the ACFW Mentor of the Year award at their national conference. The high point of her day is receiving feedback from her readers, especially people whose lives have been changed by her books. And she loves chocolate, especially dark chocolate.

Learn more about the author and her books on her Blog.


When Angus McKenna was forced to give two of his daughters to families in the wagon train, he promised he’d never try to contact them. Catherine made no such pledge. But when she sets out to find her sisters, she doesn’t go alone. Angus sends Collin with her. Will they discover the two women—and love?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Catherine’s Pursuit, go HERE.





The final installment of the McKenna’s Daughters series, Catherine’s Pursuit wrapped everything up nicely with a conclusion that brought the three separated sisters back together before it ended. Written from Catherine’s point of view, the author skillfully illustrated her emotional response to the unexpected news shared by her father.

I liked both Catherine and Collin and found their interaction interesting. I did however find it a bit of a stretch to believe they had fallen in love so quickly due to their aversion to each other for much of the story. I guess I would have liked a few more positive scenes between them before they reached that conclusion. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed the story and its historical background, well-defined characters, interesting plot, strong message of faith and satisfying ending.

I would definitely recommend Catherine’s Pursuit as well as the previous two books in the McKenna’s Daughters series.