Historical Romance Book Review: The Heart's Charge
About the Book
Title: The Heart’s Charge
Series: Hanger’s Horsemen, Book 2
Author: Karen Witemeyer
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: June 1, 2021
Publisher's Book Description
Members of Hanger's Horsemen, Mark Wallace and Jonah Brooks arrive in Llano County, Texas, to deliver a steed, never expecting they'd deliver a baby as well. Left with an infant to care for, they head to a nearby foundling home, where Mark encounters the woman he'd nearly married a decade ago.
After failing at love, Katherine Palmer dedicated her life to caring for children, teaming up with Eliza Southerland to start Harmony House. From mixed ancestry, illegitimate, and female, Eliza understands the pain of not fitting society's mold. Yet those are the very attributes that lead her to minister to outcast children. The taciturn Jonah intrigues her with his courage and kindness, but there are secrets behind his eyes--ghosts from wars past and others still being waged.
The Heart’s Charge, by Karen Witemeyer, is the second book in the Hanger’s Horsemen series. With intriguing characters and a compelling plot, this novel is truly engaging and memorable. Elements of history, adventure, suspense, and romance meld together perfectly to create an inspiring story of hope and second chances.
With an undeniable talent for beautiful storytelling, Ms. Witemeyer
has once again written a novel that is as enjoyable as it is
meaningful. The characters in this book are motivationally complex and
unswervingly determined. With their unflinching loyalty and generous
compassion, they seek redemption and pursue purpose. Cautiously, they
open their hearts to forgiveness, grace, and unexpected longings. In
their vulnerability, they are relatable, and they strengthen this story
with their heart and authenticity.
With thoughtfulness and skill, Ms. Witemeyer
places these characters in situations that challenge them physically,
emotionally, and spiritually. These events provide opportunities for the
characters to lean into God's wisdom, his provision, and his promises.
Therefore, as the plot unfolds, there are plenty of scenes that offer
clever surprises as well as unforeseen moments that are truly thrilling,
emotionally touching, and spiritually edifying.
beginning to end, The Heart’s Charge, is a captivating novel full of
faith, courage, and heart. A wonderful piece of historical fiction, this
novel is both entertaining and uplifting. It is a riveting story that
is a pleasure to read, and I recommend it enthusiastically.
About the Author: Karen Witemeyer
“For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer
offers warm-hearted historical romances with a flair of humor, feisty
heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. A transplant from California,
Karen came to Texas for college, met a cowboy disguised as a computer
nerd, married him, and never left the state that had become home.
Winner of the HOLT Medallion, ACFW Carol Award, Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, National Reader's Choice Award, and a finalist for both the RITA and Christy Awards, Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. She also loves to reward her readers. Every month she gives away two inspirational historical novels to someone from her newsletter list and offers substantial bonus content on her website. To learn more about Karen and her books, or to join her subscriber list, please visit her website.” --Biography from Karen Witemeyer’s author page on Amazon.com.