“No Other Will Do” by Karen Witemeyer

I’ll admit the description had me putting off reading this one, though I have yet to find a Karen Witemeyer story lacking in anything but length. That this was described as a novel about a strong willed woman who runs a town made up of women and has to ask an old acquaintance for help with outlaws, painted a picture that I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy.

Luckily, the description was somewhat faulty. Emma isn’t a suffragette whose hard-nose ways have landed her in trouble. Rather she is a natural leader of a colony of women helping women with a very caring heart, even for a half-grown boy starved for love just as much as for food. The thrilling part–besides the outlaws who aim to drive the women out of town–is when he returns, several years later, to save her from trouble, only to find that his angel is all grown up. Heart-pounding in more ways than one, this is one adventure that I am glad to say has made it to my digital bookshelf. Especially exciting is that this is the first in a series about the women of Harper’s Station. I’m certainly interested in reading more!

Thank you to NetGalley (https://s2.netgalley.com) and Bethany House Publishers for providing this book for me to read and review.


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