No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer

The newest novel by Karen Witemeyer No Other Will Do is an intense novel. Emma, a smart and capable woman, has created a place where women can come together, be safe, and help provide for each other at Harper’s Station. Everything is going well until an outside threat endangers everyone. To protect her friends and enterprise Emma enlists the help of Malachi, a man she knows from her past. As the trouble escalates, Emma wonder’s if even a man’s help is enough.

Witemeyer has created a unique story of women helping women. A story where the strength and ingenuity of individuals help the whole community to prosper. With strong, eccentric characters Witemeyer tells a story of strength, renewal, and hope.

I’m an avid fan of novels by Karen Witemeyer but No Other Will Do didn’t keep my interest as I expected. The plot was intense, the characters strong and believable, and the story well written, but I found myself missing the witty humor that is so quintessential in Witemeyer’s other historical novels. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer for my candid review.

A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer

Karen Witemeyer delivers another intense and emotional story with her newest novel A Worthy Pursuit. As I fan of Witemeyer, I enjoyed the story of Charlotte Atherton, a dedicated teacher who flees with several of her students after the private boarding school where she teaches unexpectedly closes.

With three children in tow, Charlotte struggles to disappear to protect her charges. Stone, an experienced retriever, traces Charlotte and the children on an isolated homestead. Expecting to quickly recover the granddaughter of his employer, Stone finds himself confronted with a completely different situation than he expected. While trying to sort through his unexpected findings, Stone discovers that Charlotte is really the woman he wants to retrieve, and the children need his protection from unscrupulous people intending harm rather than help.

With an electric mix of characters, Witemeyer creates a touching story of escape, recovery, healing, and love. Charlotte is strong, yet vulnerable. Stone is hard, yet genuine. Lily is adorable. And the other supporting characters bring their own flare to the story. Mixing touching relationships and broken past relationships, Witemeyer shows us how the everyday magic of love and caring for each other can work miracles and make people whole again.

With an intense, yet touching plot, and plenty of unexpected twists, Witemeyer has written another story sure to become a favorite. I thoroughly enjoyed reading A Worthy Pursuit and highly recommend it. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer for my candid review.