Ex-cavalry officer Matthew Hanger leads a band of mercenaries who defend the innocent, but when a rustler's bullet leaves one of them at death’s door, they seek out help from Dr. Josephine Burkett. When Josephine's brother is abducted and she is caught in the crossfire, Matthew may have to sacrifice everything—even his team—to save her.
I enjoyed this cowboy romance. There is plenty of action for fans of westerns. There is also a good dose of romance and a good faith message. The character development is done rather well although it seemed Josie's character change to romance was too smooth. I would have liked a little more of a dilemma on her part.
This is a good novel for readers who enjoy westerns with lots of action. A major theme of the novel is the violence done toward native Americans. Witnessing such violence set the hero on a new course of seeking justice but avoiding killing. I was disappointed there was no discussion questions included in the book.
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My rating: 4/5 stars.
Karen Witemeyer was voted #1 Reader's Favorite Christian Romance Author of 2019 by Family Fiction Magazine. She offers warmhearted historical romance with humor, feisty heroines, and swoon worthy Texas heroes. She lives in Abilene, Texas with her husband and three children. Find out more at www.karenwitemeyer.com. Photo courtesy of Amanda Carpenter.
Bethany House Publishers, 384 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)