At Love’s Command (Hanger’s Horsemen #1) by Karen Witemeyer

About this book:

Haunted by the horrors of war, ex-cavalry officer Matthew Hanger leads a band of mercenaries known as Hanger’s Horsemen who have become legends in 1890s Texas. They defend the innocent and obtain justice for the oppressed. But when a rustler’s bullet leaves one of them at death’s door, they’re the ones in need of saving.

Dr. Josephine Burkett is used to men taking one look at her skirts and discounting her medical skills. What she’s not used to is having a man change his mind in a heartbeat and offer to assist her in surgery. Matthew Hanger’s dedication to his friend during recovery earns Josephine’s respect, and when she hears of her brother’s abduction, he becomes her only hope for rescue.

Matt has stared down ruthless outlaws, betrayal, and injury, but when a bossy lady doctor crawls under his skin, his heart is tempted to surrender. And when she is caught in the crossfire, he may have to sacrifice everything–even his team–to save her.

My Thoughts:

What a wonderful new book from Karen Witemeyer! The story starts with quite the action scene and the action and drama continue right through to the end. The characters grew on me and earned a place in my heart.

Josephine Burkett has a heart for helping others and hands that were meant for healing. At a time in our history when women were not looked favorably on if they wanted to be a doctor. She proves to not only the town, but also anyone she comes in contact with that she is the very best doctor they could ever hope to meet. Her tenacity might just lead her into trouble.

Matthew Hanger and his comrades seek to help those in trouble, but when trouble comes knocking on their door and turns their plans and lives sideways, will they come out the other side the same?

If you enjoy romantic western Christian Fiction, then you won’t want to miss this exciting, and heartwarming story. I for one am eager to read more stories about Hanger’s Horsemen!

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About the Author:

karen-witemeyer  For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for 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 National Reader’s Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, ACFW Carol Award, Inspirational 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:

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First Line Friday: At Love’s Command

Welcome to First Line Friday’s hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today I am excited to be featuring At Love’s Command (Hanger’s Horsemen #1) by Karen Witemeyer. Scheduled to release on June 2, 2020. If you enjoy exciting western romance and a reminder of God’s love and care for all his children, then you won’t want to miss out on this page-turning story!

Purgatory Springs, Texas
May 1893

“They’ve got us pinned down, Captain”
Matt Hanger braced his back against the wall of the line shack he and Wallace had taken shelter behind and reloaded his Remington.

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