In Honor’s Defense by Karen Witemeyer – Book Review

Posted June 8, 2022 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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In Honor’s Defense by Karen Witemeyer – Book Review

In Honor's Defense

by Karen Witemeyer

Series: Hanger's Horsemen #3
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Published by Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date June 7, 2022
Genres: Action/Adventure, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Western, Clean Romance
Setting: Texas Progressive Era – US – 1890s – 1920s
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 376


He's faced countless perils on the battlefield, but nothing so dangerous as falling in love.

Luke Davenport has been fighting all his life—for respect, for country, and for those unable to fight for themselves. But now that his Horsemen brothers are domesticated, he's left alone to battle the wildness within. When an opportunity arises to take a job on his own, tracking down a group of rustlers, he jumps at the chance.

Damaris Baxter has mastered the art of invisibility. Plain and quiet, she hides in books and needlework, content to be overlooked. Until her brother dies suddenly, leaving her custody of her nephew. She moves to Texas to care for Nathaniel, determined to create the family for herself that she never thought she'd have and to give him the family he desperately needs.

When Nate finds himself knee-deep in trouble, Luke's attempt to protect him leaves Damaris feeling indebted to the Horseman. But suspicions grow regarding the mysterious death of Damaris's brother. And the more questions they ask, the more danger appears, threatening the family Luke may be unable to live without.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

Also in this series: At Love's Command , The Heart's Charge

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What a wonderful story! And what a wonderful series! I have loved reading the Hangar’s Horsemen series and really appreciate how Karen Witemeyer created a realistic, exciting adventure without including unnecessary violence.

Oh, how I loved Damaris! Especially the vivid picture the author painted of her to show how and why she considered herself invisible. And why she was comfortable being that way. My heart went out to her from the start as she was overlooked and forgotten. She was amazing, though, letting go of her fears of being seen and known to care for and protect her orphaned nephew, Nate, several states away.

Damaris had a knack for creating a home and nurturing those under her care. Even when it wasn’t exactly appreciated. I laughed at what she did to the stall in the barn when Luke moved into it. Oh my!!

I already appreciated Luke, having met him in the previous books. Learning his story only made me love him more. He didn’t have an easy childhood and the fact he had come out of it trusting the Lord and had learned so much of the Bible was incredible!

As Damaris and Luke sought to unravel the mystery of her brother’s death and rescue Nate from the consequences of his actions, they encountered danger and just may have needed rescuing of their own.

Readers who enjoy historical fiction will want to be sure and read In Honor’s Defense – after having read the other books in the series, naturally!

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About Karen Witemeyer

Winner of the HOLT Medallion and the Carol Award and a finalist for the RITA and Christy Award, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance to give the world more happily-ever-afters. Karen makes her home in Texas, with her husband and three children.


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