Wednesday, July 22, 2020

At Love's Command (Hanger's Horsemen #1) by Karen Witemeyer

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

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 Hanger's dedication to his friend during recovery earns Josephine's respect, and when she hears of her brother's abduction, he becomes her only hope for rescue.

Matt has stared down ruthless outlaws, betrayal, and injury, but when a bossy lady doctor crawls under his skin, his heart is tempted to surrender. And when she is caught in the crossfire, he may have to sacrifice everything--even his team--to save her.

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

To be honest, historical western romances are not always my favorite. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't enjoy them now and again... they just aren't ones that I typically reach for first. When I see a book by Karen Witemeyer however, they are an exception. She has a unique way of crafting stories and characters that captivate my interest and hold it throughout.

At Love's Command was no exception. She once again created unique, witty and well written characters that were hard not to like right from the start. With a good dose of adventure and romance, with faith elements mixed in beautifully as well, this is a story that is sure to have you unable to put it down. As the start to a new series, I for one cannot wait to see what happens next!

Fans of western romances are certainly going to enjoy this one, but I think even those who don't typically read the genre can find some enjoyment in this as well. It is certainly one worth checking out.


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