Sunday, June 12, 2016

No Other Will Do By: Karen Witemeyer

Back of 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.

My Thoughts

Historical fiction author Karen Witemeyer has written yet another entertaining and clean novel.  With a unique plot that will grab you right from the start and a mystery that keeps you intrigued to the very end.  Emma has a very subtle personality with nothing too extravagant to set her apart from anyone else, but with her willingness to help others she is easy to like.  Malachi has unwavering kindness to those around him and especially for Emma.  With the setting being an all womens colony, I was worried the book would push a feminist theme yet it never came across that way, and the men who ended up helping were almost revered above the others for their kindness.  

If you are a fan of historical fiction this book is a great read with a very interesting plot, and, like all other Karen Witemeyer novels, is clean wholesome and worth the time.

I was given this book free from Bethany House Publishing for my honest review.

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