LSLL Blog Tour: A Review of NO OTHER WILL DO by Karen Witemeyer

 

NO OTHER WILL DO
by 
Karen Witemeyer
Genre: Historical Western Romance / Inspirational
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Date of Publication: June 7, 2016
Number of Pages: 368
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Men are optional. That was the credo Emma Chandler’s suffragette aunts taught her and why she established Harper’s Station, a women’s colony that offers a fresh start to females in need. But when a dangerous and shadowy assailant tries repeatedly to drive the women out, Emma is forced to admit they might need a man after all. One who can fight. And there is only one man she trusts enough to ask.
Malachi Shaw has finally earned the respect he’s always craved by becoming an explosives expert for the railroad. Yet when Emma’s telegram arrives, he rushes back to Texas 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, Emma, Mal, and the ladies of Harper’s Station must choose between safety or risking everything to fight for their future.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
“Witemeyer’s latest is an entertaining read with plenty of drama and action, a smidgen of suspense and two main characters with perfect chemistry . . . And of course, the romance is tender and sigh-worthy—a key reason why her readers keep coming back for more.”  
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Review

Witemeyer does it again with a skillful blend of history, danger and romance.

NO OTHER WILL DO is about a women’s colony founded by Emma Chandler to give a fresh start to women and their children in need (much like our modern day women’s shelter, but imagine a completely self-sufficient town).  Unfortunately, in the days of the “Old West” mentality, men didn’t take kindly to this settlement where no men were allowed, and deemed it unnatural for so many women to live in this community together, doing “man’s work” to support their own existence.  Insert conflict.  Someone wants the land, and is willing to destroy the town and it’s inhabitants to drive them out.  Emma sends for help from her childhood friend, Malachi Shaw.  He rushes to their aid, but neither of them are prepared for the attraction they have for one another.  Amidst the danger of saving the colony from the bad guys, those feelings blossom into a wonderful romance.

I have to say that Karen WItemeyer is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors in Historical Romance.  I even forget that these stories are classified under the Inspirational or Christian Fiction label, as the stories are just so good that I can’t stop turning pages to see what happens next.  With the perfect blend of history, suspense, and sweet romance, Witemeyer weaves an action-packed story with well-developed and completely lovable characters.  Even the secondary characters, such as the suffragette aunts are wonderful and memorable.

I highly recommend NO OTHER WILL DO to fans of historical romances set in the West and even those who like a little more suspense and action.  There is a little bit of everything for you in this book.

Winner of the HOLT Medallion and the Carol Award and a finalist for the RITA and Christy Award, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance to give the world more happily-ever-afters. Karen makes her home in Texas, with her husband and three children.
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  June 1 – June 10, 2016
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6/2       My Book Fix Blog          — Review
6/3       Books and Broomsticks — Author Interview #1
6/4       StoreyBook Reviews     — Guest Post
6/5       Margie’s Must Reads    — Review
6/6       A Novel Reality — Promo
6/7       The Page Unbound       — Excerpt #2
6/8       Byers Editing Reviews & Blog     — Review
6/9       Country Girl Bookaholic — Author Interview #2
6/10     The Librarian Talks        — Review
 
 
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