So, Karen Witemeyer, when is book 2 coming out? ‘Cause I need to know what’s going to happen to the next Horseman. I haven’t laughed out loud or teared that much while reading a novel in a while.
My five+ star review to follow this look at the back cover:
He’s fought through ruthless outlaws and injury. But with her, he’s tempted to surrender.
Haunted by the horrors of war, ex-cavalry officer Matthew Hanger leads a band of mercenaries known as Hanger’s Horsemen who have become legends in 1890s Texas. They defend the innocent and obtain justice for the oppressed. But when a rustler’s bullet leaves one of them at death’s door, they’re the ones in need of saving.
Dr. Josephine Burkett is used to men taking one look at her skirts and discounting her medical skills. What she’s not used to is having a man change his mind in a heartbeat and offer to assist her in surgery. Matthew’s dedication to his friend during recovery earns Josephine’s respect, and when her brother is abducted, he becomes her only hope for rescue.
When plans go awry and Josephine is caught in the crossfire, Matthew may have to sacrifice everything–even his team–to save her.
Josephine and Matthew’s story was sweet, clean and love at … wait, no spoilers. Goodness it’s hard to write a review for a great novel and not give away too much. The struggle is real, folks. Just ask my husband. Yes, he’s quite informed on At Loves Command.
There are a few things that make a great Historical Romance book for me, besides the sweet love story and historical parts … guns, adventure, wit and more wit, faith & happy endings are at the top of the list. Kidnappings are quite gripping as well. In novels, only, of course. But is there a kidnapping in At Loves Command? Well, the back cover might give a bit of a hint there. If Josephine could have heard me I might have yelled to her to run away from the trouble looming! Yes, I was that into the story. Unashamedly.
I was laughing out loud at Josephine’s inner dialogue, struggling with getting the Captain and his muscles out of her mind, only to have them follow her.
I was in tears as God provided over and over again.
Witemeyer’s ability to weave faith & scripture in such a natural, inspiring and un-preachy way caught my attention very early on, and all the way through. If there’s one spoiler I feel okay about giving you, it’s the faith thread. God’s provision. God’s protection. If you struggle with having faith for one or both of these things, I recommend to you, my reader friend, to pick up this title.
This was a great story, as I’ve mentioned, but it’s more than that. Karen Witemeyer encourages and uplifts her readers giving them something we all need every day of our lives.
And a challenge.
A challenge to grow our faith.
And perhaps a challenge to enjoy the next western historical romance in the series. I just gotta know, who will book 2’s hero be? Preach, Wallace, Brooks … or maybe even Charlie? I will be watching for it, absolutely.
Note: I was given a copy of this novel by the publisher for my honest review.
About the Author
Voted #1 Reader’s Favorite Christian Romance Author of 2019 by Family Fiction Magazine, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. She makes her home in Abilene, Texas, with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at www.karenwitemeyer.com.