Historical Romance Book Review: In Honor's Defense

About the Book

Title: In Honor’s Defense 

Series: Hanger’s Horsemen, Book 3 

Author: Karen Witemeyer 

Genre: Historical Romance 

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers 

Release Date: June 7, 2022

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Publisher's Book Description

“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.”

My Review

In Honor’s Defense, by Karen Witemeyer, is the third book in the Hanger’s Horsemen series. Well-written and full of heart, this book offers an uplifting story of hope, redemption, faith, and new beginnings. Page after page, this novel features the perfect blend of history, suspense, action, and romance. These elements, combined with unforgettable characters and a captivating plot, make this novel truly appealing and enjoyable. 
 

The characters in this book are believable and compelling, in part because their motivations are complex and moving. As unexpected paths unfurl before them, they contemplate their goals and find new value in purpose and belonging. Despite significant hardships, they display courage, loyalty, and compassion in a manner that is genuinely touching. They are authentic and relatable, and their sincerity adds real depth to the story. As the plot unfolds, the characters encounter many unexpected events that are quite thrilling and emotionally engaging. Several of these events produce physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges for the characters. These events often give the characters the chance to seek God’s wisdom, rely on his provision, and trust in his promises. 
 

Always a gifted storyteller, Ms. Witemeyer has succeeded yet again in crafting a novel that is both entertaining and inspirational. In Honor’s Defense, is a special novel full of faith, courage, and heart. It is a worthy addition to a great series, and I eagerly recommend it. 
 

*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own. 

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.” --Biography from Karen Witemeyer’s author page on Amazon.com.

Click here to visit Karen Witemeyer's website.

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