Thursday, July 6, 2017

Heart on the Line

The first book in "The Women of Harper's Station" was a game changer in Karen Witemyer's books. None of her works that I have read before came close; now we have book 2 in the series and I can most assuredly say it is a book to look forward to!

Grace Mallory gave up everything for the sake of doing what was right, fleeing her home into the safety of the women's colony of Harper's Station, but now the enemy has found her and is more the willing to bring the fight to a colony of "defenseless" women. What Grace didn't expect was help from a friend she'd only communicated with over the telegram wires.

I loved the first book, but this one hit the sensitive parts of my heart so hard. isn't the most muscular guy in town. What caught my attention the most in this book was how the author made a point to make the characters more...human. Grace could still find someone handsome and get a little goo goo eyed over a handsome man, but she'd come to her senses quick enough. Or Amos, he had to battle a lot that he couldn't win by getting in a fist fight and that drove him crazy sometimes. It showed these characters had limitations, and they knew it too. Very few books bring up this fact, let alone having it written it in such a way that the characters have to realistically face these challenges.

I also enjoyed getting to see the story from three different points of view; yes, there is another main character in this story besides Grace and Amos, but I won't spoil who it is. Just know I had to battle who I loved reading from, Amos, Grace, or the third character! It took all I had to not speed read just to get to the next character's point of view. oh so very hard...

So you readers know you don't have to read the first book to enjoy this one, but I would recommend getting it from the bookstore or library, as some things will make a bit more sense if you do read it.

well everyone, that's all I have for today. I hope you enjoyed the review.

Until next time, I hope y'all have a blessed day!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.