No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer (review by Kristi)

No Other Will Do

 

About the book:  Men are optional. That’s the credo Emma Chandler’s suffragette aunts preached and why she started a successful women’s colony in Harper’s Station, Texas. But when an unknown assailant tries repeatedly to drive them out, Emma admits they might need a man after all. A man who can fight–and she knows just the one.

Malachi Shaw finally earned the respect he craved by becoming an explosives expert for the railroad. Yet when Emma’s plea arrives, he bolts to Harper’s Station to repay the girl who once saved his life. Only she’s not a girl any longer. She’s a woman with a mind of her own and a smile that makes a man imagine a future he doesn’t deserve.

As the danger intensifies, old feelings grow and deepen, but Emma and Mal will need more than love to survive.

Paperback, 364 pages
Published June 7, 2016 by Bethany House Publishers

 

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My review: I’ve never read a Karen Witemeyer book I didn’t like and No Other Will Do is no exception. This book was fabulous. I was drawn into the story from the first page and found this to be a quick, can’t-put-it-down read.

I was instantly drawn to Emma and Malachi. Their story unfolded naturally from the beginning and was well-written throughout. I liked the fact that Malachi was so willing to drop everything at a moment’s notice to help Emma and would stop at nothing to protect her. This made him the perfect hero, in my opinion. Emma herself is a strong character and I enjoyed her independent nature and her nurturing personality.

I really enjoyed the bits of humor and quirkiness from the ladies of Harper’s Station. They lent a bit of comedic relief to what could have been a very serious storyline. I found myself smiling a lot while reading this book. Those ladies had spunk!

This is a fast-paced story with lots of action and a bit of romance. I’m hoping there are more stories about Harper’s Station and its residents. I would love to visit these characters again. Fans of Karen Witemeyer will love this book and if you haven’t read any of Karen’s books this would be a perfect introduction to her storytelling. A book for the keeper shelf!

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion which I have given.

About the author: CBA bestselling author, Karen Witemeyer, writes historical romance fiction for Bethany House, believing that the world needs more happily-ever-afters. In 2011, her debut novel, A Tailor-Made Bride, was a finalist in the Best First Book categories for both the prestigious RITA® award and the National Reader’s Choice Award. Karen holds a master’s degree in Psychology from Abilene Christian University and is a member of ACFW, RWA, and her local writers’ guild. She is an avid cross-stitcher, shower singer, and bakes a mean apple cobbler. Karen makes her home in Abilene, TX with her husband and three children.

Connect with Karen Witemeyer:    website        Facebook

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