No Other Will Do


No Other Will Do is a stand alone novel by Karen Witemeyer, and is published by Bethany House.  As usual, this novel is set in the American West in the 1800s, but the characters had their own unique passions.

Emma Chandler grew up with her two eccentric, feminist aunts.  They’re compassionate to those in their communities and have nothing against men; they just live without them.  When Emma was a child, there was a young boy who’d snuck into their barn.  The three ladies took him in and cared for him for two years, but then he left unexpectedly.  It’s been over a decade since then, and Emma and her aunts have made a community for women.  When trouble strikes, Emma knows who to call: the boy from the barn.

Malachi Shaw has worked to make his way in life on his own.  He doesn’t believe in kindness until he meets Emma Chandler and her aunts, and feels very much in their debt.  He makes Emma promise to let him know if she ever needs help, so when he reads her request for help, he drops everything to come and save her.

I thought that this was a very cute story! The characters were unique and I loved their personalities and reading their reactions to each other.  The setting of a town of suffragettes was interesting to me, even if it was only fictional.  I would recommend this book! There are some action/suspense scenes that are a little intense, but I really enjoyed this book overall.  It was quite possibly my favorite book by this author so far.

Thank you so much to Bethany House and Net Galley for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review.  All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive, nor was I compensated in any way other than receiving the book itself.

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