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No Other Will Do (#01 in Ladies Of Harper's Station Series)

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No Other Will Do (#01 in Ladies Of Harpers Station Series)
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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.

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About "No Other Will Do (#01 in Ladies Of Harper's Station Series)"

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.

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Meet the Author

Karen Witemeyer

Karen Witemeyer holds a master's degree in psychology from Abilene Christian University and is a member of ACFW, RWA, and the Texas Coalition of Authors. She has published fiction in Focus on the Family's children's magazine, and has written several articles for online publications and anthologies. Tailor-Made Bride is her first novel. Karen lives in Abilene, Texas, with her husband and three children.

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True to form - fantastic
4 stars By Margot, Jan 31 2017
In true Karen Witemeyer style, this book is full of laughs, loves, lessons and lively, lovable characters.It all happens in northern Texas in the late 1800s where Emma Chandler is struggling to set up and maintain a colony for destitute, abandoned and abused women. Their motto might be 'men are optional,' but they are not too proud to call on a man for help, and not just any man! Malachi was like a brother to Emma in their youth. But, of course, it was far more than that to him. When they get together, there is a mystery to solve, issues from the past to resolve, danger to thwart, and a romance to enjoy. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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Brilliant!
5 stars By Jacqui, Sep 01 2016
I loved this story. On the surface it looks like a typical western romance set in the 1880s, but it is so much more. I fell in love with the main characters from the very first page of the prologue. I love how the storyline really emphasizes the value of people and how love can change the trajectory of a person's life.  It is a really enjoyable romance but also a story that challenges and encourages you to love people like Jesus loved.
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Great Premise
4 stars By Iola, Jul 26 2016
No Other Will Do is written in Karen Witemeyer's trademark witty style, but perhaps goes deeper into issues of equality and Christian sisterhood (and brotherhood) than her earlier novels. It's good to see.

There were a couple of things I didn't like: the weird dialogue descriptions, like Tori declared and Emma quipped and Tori chided. It makes me feel like I'm eight years old and reading Enid Blyton. It's something I've seen in several books recently and I don't know if it's bad writingediting or the start of a general trend. If it's a trend, it's one that doesn't work for me. It also didn't feel right for the uneducated (or self-educated) Mal to be familiar with concepts such as feminism before the term was part of everyday English. The idea was understood (and ridiculed), the word is more modern.

The other thing was that this is supposed to be a women's colony: no men. Yet at the first sign of trouble, Emma calls in a man to help. And it ends up being the men who save the day. That irked me. On the plus side, there was no mansplaining--the hero (and other male characters. Well, except for the evildoer) did actually treat the women like the intelligent humans they were.

Thanks to Bethany House and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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  • Catalogue Code 454531
  • Product Code 9781441269423
  • ISBN 1441269428
  • EAN 9781441269423
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Jun 2016
  • Sales Rank #1269
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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