12 July 2016

Noela reviews NO OTHER WILL DO by Karen Witemeyer

No Other Will Do
No Other Will Do (Ladies of Harper’s Station, Book #1)
Bethany House Publishers (June 7, 2016)

Reviewed by Noela Nancarrow
5 Stars ***** 

A dynamite adventure and romance!

Karen Witemeyer is one of my ‘constant’ authors... Which means I unfailingly enjoy every book of Karen's—so they are always confidently anticipated! Sometimes even with a little drool. But ‘No Other Will Do’, wasn’t as constant. It easily exceeded any lofty expectations I already had!

The unequivocally selfless and compassionate Emma Chandler, has established a colony for struggling and abused women at Harper’s Station in Baylor County, Texas. These women were resourceful and intelligent, and got along just dandy without men. That is, until some threats against them began to get a whole lot more threatening. Emma knew only one man she could trust to come to their rescue.

Ten years ago, Malachi Shaw was rescued by a young angel named Emma when he was an orphaned, freezing, and hungry, homeless kid. Emma and her Aunts gave him a second chance at life and a future. He’s now a successful explosives expert for the railroad, but upon receiving a cry for help from his angel in a telegram, Malachi has no hesitation in dropping everything (not the explosives!) and races to save Emma from whatever trouble she’s found herself in. This ‘trouble’, however, soon escalates and the women must choose whether to stay and fight alongside of him or flee to safety. Malachi’s life isn’t the only thing at stake. The angel that has always held a piece of his heart—is now snagging the rest. Unfortunately, they both have very different lives and purposes. But will any other do for them? And can Malachi be his angel’s savior or will everything blow up in his face?

Author Karen Witemeyer has a cracker of a wit which pretty much guarantees, and delivers, outbursts of laughter in ‘No Other Will Do’.  As for the romantic tension, forget about the characters being breathless… I was the one holding my breath! Expect also to be buoyed spiritually while reflecting upon God’s promises in helping to defeat our enemies—and the knowledge that we are not alone with our burdens. Highly recommended!! 


*Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
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You may find this book for purchase at these and other places: AMAZON, CBD, BAM, B&N

GIVEAWAY: Karen Witemeyer has generously offered a giveaway of a paperback copy of 'No Other Will Do' to one blessed commenter below! (US only)
*Leave a comment to enter and be sure to leave your email for contact purposes should you win, using (at) and (dot) to protect against spammers.

52 comments:

  1. Thanks for a great review and a chance to win Karen's new book. I am very anxious to read this new series.
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks so much Connie, and all the best!!

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  2. I sometimes skim reviews...but never yours, NOELA. They are so beautifully written; full of wit and excitement, and I always find myself wanting to read the book like NOW! Thanks for the awesome review, my dear cohort!

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    1. Ahh you are so good for me, Diana! ;) Thank you and I hope you are blown away as much I was when I read No Other Will Do... figuratively of course haha!!

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  3. Can't wait to read this book! Love Karen Witemeyer's books! julie_jobe(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I know the feeling, Julia!! You'll double love this one for sure! ;)

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  4. Love her books! Hope I win!
    ~Charis Z.
    gracelz1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. They're awesome aren't they, Charis!! All the best with your entry, and thanks for coming by!

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  5. What a great review! I love Karen's books. Thanks for the giveaway. :)
    Savanna
    ozarkwriter(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you so much Savanna. Karen's books are wonderful aren't they! I love your name btw! :) All the best in the giveaway!!

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  6. What a fun review Noela! Oh, glad he didn't drop the explosives! ;-)

    No Other Will Do sounds like a fun read as well. I love reading Karen Witemeyer's books.

    Blessings,Tina

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    1. Haha thanks Tina! You should probably never say "drop everything" to someone with explosives in their hands, lol. You're gonna love this one of Karen's!

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  7. What a great review on a totally great book. Karen is a wonderful writer, for sure! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you so much, Melanie! She really is an amazing author, no doubt about that! :)

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  8. Karen Witemeyer is an author whose books I always love to read. I'm looking forward to reading No Other Will Do. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. So, she's your 'constant' author too, Pam? :-) Happy reading for when you get to devour this one!

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  9. Karen is a big favorite of mine. Love her books!
    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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    1. They're always highly enjoyable reads aren't they Diane?!! All the best!

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  10. I would love to win this terrific book. Thank you for the generous giveaway.
    JoanEC128[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. Your name is in the proverbial hat so all the best, Joan!! Thank you to Karen Witemeyer for the giveaway on the review!

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  11. This book looks so exciting and interesting. Great giveaway,thanks.
    MarionMPC[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. It is all that and more, Marion! :) Thank you for coming by to read about it, and I wish you all the best with your entry!

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  12. One blessed commenter here! Would love to win Karen's new book! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. You would indeed be blessed then, Kathleen! :) Here's hoping you get to read it soon!!

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  13. Never quit writing, Karen, we love your stories!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Amen to that, Melody!! :) All the best!

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  14. Love Karen's books and am anxious to read this one! Sounds like a great one.
    Thanks for your giveaway.
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. It truly is, Jackie!! All the best and thanks so much for coming by!

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  15. Thank you, Noela for a chance to win. I love Karen's books. God bless!
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Our pleasure, Lucy!! Blessings to you, too!

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  16. Thank you for your review. This sounds like a great book.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Susan, and all the best!!

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  17. If I didn't already love Karen's writing, you'd have me drooling over a new-to-me author :-) I love her wit and charm along with her characters and strong spiritual theme throughout her books. This is definitely on my TBR list! Thanks for the beautiful review and giveaway!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Aww, you! :) Thanks, Trixi! It's easy to love Karen's books, isn't it?!! All the best!

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  18. I love Karen's books! She writes with such great faith but also with plenty of action and romance! I love it! mylittlebirdie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. I know what you mean, Karen! :) There's plenty to love about Karen's books for sure! Thanks for your entry!

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  19. NOELA, I love your review! I'm excited for this new series.

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    1. Thanks Caryl!! If this book is a taste for what's to come, I'm already salivating! ;)

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  20. Great interview! This sounds delightful!!

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    1. Thanks BreAnna, so glad you came by!! All the best in winning a copy!!

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  21. Oops I forgot my email. bree.the.bibliophile.reviews(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Definitely will need that should you win! ;) Thanks BreAnna!

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  22. I read this and as always Karen's book is great.

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  23. Oh I just loved your review of this book. I got a few more tidbits of information that make me sure I will like it. I recently read Karen's Head in the Clouds, which I loved, so her new one is already on my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. Thank you so much, Loraine!! Ohmygosh, I adore Head in the Clouds... It was the first historical romance I read and sucked me completely in to this genre... And to all of Karen's books! I think you'll enjoy this just as much!!

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  24. Wonderful review, Noela. I would love to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway.
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks Betti, I'd love for you to read this wonderful book, too!! Here's hoping! :)

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  25. Her wit and humor is always fun to read! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. This is true! :) Thanks for coming by to read about Karen's book, Susan!!

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  26. Thanks again Noela for your reviews, always appreciate you looking out for us CF fans. Thanks also for reviewing Karen's latest book! As one of her followers(She's had me hooked ever since I read To Win Her Heart!) I always look forward to the next one and this one sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway! lynnefeuerstein(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Absolutely my pleasure, Lynne!! :) All the best!!

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