Book: No Other Will Do
Release date: June 7, 2016
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Summary: Men are optional. That’s the credo Emma Chandler’s suffragette aunts preached and why she started a successful women’s colony in Harper’s Station, Texas. But when an unknown assailant tries repeatedly to drive them out, Emma admits they might need a man after all. A man who can fight–and she knows just the one.
Malachi Shaw finally earned the respect he craved by becoming an explosives expert for the railroad. Yet when Emma’s plea arrives, he bolts to Harper’s Station to repay the girl who once saved his life. Only she’s not a girl any longer. She’s a woman with a mind of her own and a smile that makes a man imagine a future he doesn’t deserve.
As the danger intensifies, old feelings grow and deepen, but Emma and Mal will need more than love to survive.
My Thoughts: I’m a sucker for Western stories, and books that embody that. The fact that this book had that and romance was thrilling to me, and I’m happy to say that I loved reading this book! I haven’t felt so giddy about a romance in a while, and I was pleased how the romance in this book played out with the plot. Even though the plot was the main focus, and the romance wasn’t as prominent, I still enjoyed getting to delve into the characters and understand them. I think the author did a superb job writing from the perspective of both Emma and Malachi. There was no repetition in events that were occurring, and I had a better, and deeper understanding on how the characters were feeling than if it was told from only one perspective. I finished this book in a mere 2 days because I just couldn’t put it down! The theme that played out in this book was about strong women and feminism, which I appreciated a ton. And for the guys out there who think feminism is only for women, Malachi embodies a man who challenges and brings to light what feminism really is. Other things I want to praise is the writing of the book. It wasn’t too flowery, but had enough imagery to capture a reader into the setting of a this town. It was easy to read, which is why I sped through it so fast, even though it was on the heftier side. All in all, I was truly fascinated and joyous while reading this book. It gave me all the feels, and evoked a lot of lighter emotions in me, and I’m so glad to have found a book that does that. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes Westerns or a good heart warming romance. I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads!