I can say with all honesty that I have not read a book that was quite like this one. There were moments when I laughed out loud at the ladies in the community. The suffragette was not something that I had a lot of knowledge about, but I enjoyed seeing it played out with the aunts. I thought that Emma Chandler might get on my nerves as the book went along because of her headstrong personality. However, that was not the case at all.
Emma was a strong woman, but also a humble woman. She wasn’t stubborn or rude. In fact, she was kind, compassionate, and wise. She wasn’t a woman who thought it was her way or no way. She was a strong leader, but also was not too prideful to admit her limitations.
Malachai Shaw was every bit the man I had hoped he would be. He loved and cared for the sisters like they were his own family. My absolute favorite part was at the beginning when Emma asks her aunts if she can keep him. I could just see the enthusiasm coming from her and she didn’t even realize the life she was changing.
Danger happens upon the community of women which sends Malachai back to visit. The plot goes thicker as someone is set to destroy the place that she has worked so hard to build with her aunts. She has a dream for this place and it’s being threatened. In order for it to stand, Malachai and Emma have to figure out how to work together to protect all of the women. Malachai has his work cut out since some of the women have had some terrible things happen to them on the account of certain men.
I am looking forward to the next book that Karen Witemeyer decides to write. Book 2 in the Harper’s Station Series will hopefully come out soon.
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers.