No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer

No Other Will Do by Karen WitemeyerNo Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer
Published by Baker Publishing Group on June 7th 2016
Genres: Christian, Fiction, General, Historical, Romance
Pages: 368
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Enjoy Bestselling Author Karen Witemeyer’s Terrific New Romance!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.

Being part of the Bethany House Blogger Review Program, I get to read some very interesting books that I wouldn’t necessarily have the opportunity to read. Sometimes I’m provided with books to read from authors I’ve never heard of, even though they are very popular in the literary world. Today’s book, No Other Will Do, by Karen Witemeyer and this book falls into that category. Those of you who follow me regularly know that my mom loves Amish books. She also loves Western books and when I read her the back cover of this book over the phone, she jumped at the chance to read it and report in.  


Here’s my mom’s review:

“The setting for this story takes place in the old historical west.  This Christian romance has it all – humor, action, murder, mystery and the suspense of a ‘who done it’. No Other Will Do is very well written and has you hanging on every word to find out what is going to happen next. I truly enjoyed reading this novel in one day and did not put it down until the end,

Emma Chandler and her suffragette aunts were strong, free spirited independent women who started a successful women’s colony in Harper’s Station, Texas to help women in need to make a fresh start with their lives.  Unfortunately, there is someone who repeatedly wants to drive all the ladies out of colony.  If only Emma knew what this dangerous crook wanted.  She is forced to admit they might need a man to help and there is only one man that she really trusts to do the job.

Malachi Shaw has known Emma since they were young.  She saved his life when he was hiding out in her auntie’s barn after fighting in the streets and is cold, hungry, and no home.  She ask her aunt if she could keep him.  Now Malachi has earned respect by working on the railroad as an explosive expert.  When he received Emma’s telegraph asking for his help, he left immediately to go to her keep a childhood promise be had made and try somehow to repay her for saving his life.

The danger at the women’s colony continues and the threats are getting stronger and more dangerous.  Should the women leave the colony for their safety?  Should they stay and fight with Malachi help to catch the outlaws?”    

Witemeyer_Karen1 After growing up in California, Karen moved to Texas to attend Abilene Christian University where she earned bachelor and master’s degrees in Psychology. It was also there that she met and married her own Texas hero. He roped her in good, for she has lived in Texas ever since. In fact, she fell so in love with this rugged land of sweeping sunsets and enduring pioneer spirit, that she incorporates it into the pages of her novels, setting her stories in the small towns of a state that burgeoned into greatness in the mid- to late 1800s.

A life-long bookworm, Karen is living her dream by writing novels. Her books have consistently hit bestseller lists and have garnered awards such as the ACFW Carol Award, the Holt Medallion, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. In addition, she is a multiple RITA and National Reader’s Choice finalist. Karen is also a sought-after speaker for national writing conferences and regional workshops.

Karen’s favorite aspect of her writing life is hearing from readers. Nothing encourages her heart more. She’d love to hear from you. You can contact her here.


I received a copy of this book without cost from the publisher through the Bethany House Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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