14 July 2016

Teresa S. Mathews Reviews NO OTHER WILL DO by Karen Witemeyer,

NO OTHER WILL DO (Ladies of Harper's Station Book #1)
Bethany House Publishers 2016

Reviewed by Teresa S. Mathews
5 Stars****

In this sweet story talented author, Karen Witemeyer, introduces us to some amazing characters; Emma Chandler, her two aunts and Malachi Shaw.

Emma Chandler, even as a child was tender-hearted and fill with compassion for those in need. That is one reason why she decided to build a town of refuge for abused women and another reason is, she was raised by two of the feistiest women alive, who showed her a woman doesn’t have to have a man to survive.

Malachi Shaw, was one of those needy people that a certain little angel named Emma rescued from freezing to death when he was a thrown away orphan. Since that night, he lost his heart to her, but someone as sweet and kind as his angel deserved so much more than what he could give. So Malachi left her behind and the aunts that had become his family, to make his way in the world.

Running a town for women was not an easy task but Emma was proud she was the one that answered that call. There were so many women that had been battered by life or the men in their lives, that Emma was proud to be the one to help make their lives a little easier. She was determined to do whatever it took to protect these ladies, even if it meant going toe-to-toe with the person who has been terrorizing her town. When things seem to be getting more dangerous, Emma decides to call on the only man she knows she can trust with her life—Malachi!

When Malachi receives Emma’s telegram asking for help, he leaves behind his exciting job as an explosives expert with the railroad and heads to Harper’s Station to protect his angel! 

Karen Witemeyer has once again thoroughly entertained me with her expert writing skills, and amazing talent I can barely wait until she presents us with yet another charming story.  

***I was given a copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers 
in exchange for my honest opinion***

GIVEAWAY: Karen Witemeyer has graciously offered a paperback copy of this jewel to one blessed commenter. (US ONLY)  Leave a comment to enter and please leave your email address so we can contact you should you be that blessed winner! Also, to protect yourself against spammers, please use (at) and (dot). 


44 comments:

  1. Wonderful review, Teresa!! Malachi and Emma were fantastic characters weren't they... Malachi so loyal and heroic and Emma so compassionate and feisty. Absolutely loved this book by Karen!

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    1. NOELA, everything about the characters were delightful. I really loved "the Aunts" take on some of the Bible stories. Karen sure made me think twice!! :-)

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  2. Speaking of charming, TERESA, your review is certainly that and more! Thank you for letting our viewers in on what sounds like such a wonderful read!!

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    1. DIANA, thank you. Karen sure made it easy to sing the praises of another one of her outstanding books!! :-)

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  3. Wonderful interview....and soo looking forward to reading Karen Witemeyer's latest book 'No Other Will Do'....................Linda McFarland

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    1. Forgot to add my e-mail...Linda McFarland babyruthmac16ATyahooDOTcom

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    2. LINDA so glad you enjoyed it! Also glad you came back to add your email, wouldn't want you to miss your "prize" should you be our "blessed winner" :-)

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  4. Karen Witemeyer's books are always "must reads" for me. I've always been entertained and never disappointed. Thanks for your review of No Other Will Do and the chance to win a copy.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. PAM I feel the exact same way about Karen's books. They are always bring a smile to my face!

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  5. I think this will be a wonderful book and I ask certainly keeping my fingers crossed! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. MELANIE, I'm crossing my fingers for you!! lol You will really enjoy it!!

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  6. This sounds like a great book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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    1. SUSAN, you are very welcome. I sure hope you will be able to read it, it's one I know you will enjoy!

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  7. This looks like great read. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Marilyn
    MarilynDKC[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. MARILYN, you are so right, this is an amazing read! I do hope you get to read it! :-)

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  8. I would love to win this book. It looks so interesting. Thank you for the opportunity.
    Joan
    JoanEC128[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. JOAN, you are very welcome!! I'm hoping you get to read it soon, you will love it! :-)

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  9. This book looks so exciting and interesting. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Marion
    MarionMPC[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. MARION, Karen's books always bring on the excitement!! So glad you stopped by!! :-)

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  10. This sounds like a fantastic read by Karen!! Thanks for your giveaway!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. JACKIE so glad you stopped by!! I know you will love this treasure!

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  11. I adore Karen's books! Great review. lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. SUSAN, I DO TOO!! :-) Here's hoping you get to read this one!

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  12. This is certainly a storyline that I haven't seen before! Karen always brings such a vivid imagination to us. Hope to read this!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Hi MELODY!! This was truly different; a town run by women, for women. It was great reading about these strong ladies! :-)

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  13. I like the sound of this book. It sounds very inspiring. Would really enjoy reading.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. DIANNE, it was so heartwarming reading how much EMMA cared for these ladies that life have treated badly! :-)

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  14. The more I read about this book on different blogs and review sites, the more I know it's one that needs to be on my TBR list :-) I love Karen's writing anyway, thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. Great review Teresa!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Oh TRIXI, I sure hope you get to read this one soon. You are going to love it!! Here's hoping for a win!! :-)

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  15. Teresa, what a great review of Karen Witemeyer's book, No Other Will Do. I'm adding this book to my TBR list. No Other Will Do sounds so uplifting filled with determination and hope to do all for those suffering abuse. Since I work with abused children and their non-offending family members this is a perfect read for me.

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    1. Oh MARILYN you will love this! There is so much in the book that I didn't touch on, it's a very moving story! Karen's writing is so inspiring!!

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  16. WELCOME BACK, TERESA!!! So glad to have reviews from you, again!!! Big hugs!!!

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    1. It's good to be back, just in time to have my surgery and another break! :-) Love you guys so much!!

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  17. I can hardly wait to read! Karen's work is always awesome!

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    1. AMY, this is definitely an awesome read!! I sure hope you get to read it soon!!

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  18. I enjoy reading her books. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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    1. Hi KIM, Karen's book do have a wonderful appeal, don't they?! :-)

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  19. TERESA, WELCOME BACK! I enjoyed your wonderful review! Blessings and ((((HUGS))))

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    1. Oh, CARYL thank you so much!! It's really good to be back with all my sweet friends on OWG!! I have miss you all!! :-)

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  20. Wonderful review Teresa! This book sounds fabulous. I would love to read it! Thanks for the giveaway.
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi BETTI, so glad you liked the review, I feel a little rusty. lol Hope you get to read this great story soon!! :-)

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  21. I am very interested in reading this book. I want to see how she runs this town for abused women and keeps them safe. fishingjan[at]aol[dot]com

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  23. Thanks for this interview & sharing the excerpt! This sounds like a very intriguing book!!

    rw620 (at) aol (dot) com

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