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No Other Will Do

May 23, 2016
No Other Will Do
Ladies of Harper's Station: Book 1
Karen Witemeyer
Historical Romance
Bethany House Publishers
June 7, 2016
Net Galley


About No Other Will Do

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 review of No Other Will Do

Such an interesting book! This story is set in a fictitious town, Harper’s Station,Texas, during the late 1800’s. The town is a refuge for women. The women could be widowed, abused, or even abandoned. This town would take them in, give them a place to live and they would work to provide a living for themselves.
The leader of the women’s colony is Emma Chandler. She came into some money and bought a small town of abandoned buildings. She runs the bank and lives with her two aunts in the stagecoach station house.
The colony now has about fifty women and some children. Someone is trying to scare the women into leaving Harper’s Station. He is leaving notes telling them to leave or die.
Emma decides to contact a man, who used to live with her and her aunts for a few years. She knows Malachi will come to their aide. She sends a telegram requesting his help.
The suspense is what pulls the story along. It is paced quite nicely. I was never skimming (which I have a tendency to do).
The characters and setting are wonderfully done. I could picture Harper’s Station and it’s inhabitants perfectly.
This book will be released June 7, 2016 and is available for pre-sale right now. If you like historical romantic fiction, I’m sure you will like this book. I appreciate Net Galley making this book available to me before it’s release.
Give this one try. You won’t be sorry.

About the author

31ibsVsQ7AL._UX250_ Karen Witemeyer

Karen Witemeyer, writes historical romance fiction for Bethany House, believing that the world needs more happily-ever-afters. 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. Learn more about Karen and her books at:


About Terry Houchin

Hi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.

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