When Damaris’ brother dies, she gets custody of her nephew. She leaves her life as caretaker to her aunt behind to brave the dangers that swirl around her nephew.
Can I just say that Damaris is a saint? Nate was a total brat but she remained patient with him and continued to treat him with patience, kindness, and love.
Luke is the last unmarried horseman and the best choice when it comes to an investigation that takes place miles away from where the horsemen had settled down.
He did not expect to find a hurt, angry young man who reminded him of himself or a woman that made him dream of home.
Luke had a residual wildness from his upbringing but he found stability with Damaris and Nate.
I enjoyed seeing these three lonely and often overlooked people forge a family in the midst of danger and challenges.
Luke was truly a man of honor and took the time to teach Nate to become a man of honor as well. In Honor’s Defense is not just a love story. It’s the forging of a family.
Readers will be reminded that when we gave challenges, God doesn’t expect us to fight alone. He fights with us and for us.
Readers are also reminded of the importance of memorizing Scripture which helps us to get pur minds right in various situations.
In Honor’s Defense is the third book in the Hanger’s Horsemen series but can be read as a stand-alone. I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publisher through NetGalley; a positive review was not required.
About In Honor’s Defense (Hanger’s Horsemen #3)
Luke Davenport has been fighting all his life–for respect, for country, and most recently, 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, 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 Nate, determined to create the family for herself that she never thought she’d have.
When Nate stumbles into the path of the rustlers Luke is tracking, Luke acts to protect him and winds up gravely injured. Feeling indebted, Damaris nurses Luke back to health. But suspicions grow regarding the death of her brother. And the more questions they ask, the more danger appears, threatening the family Luke may be unable to live without.
About 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. To learn more about Karen and her books, or to join her subscriber list, please visit www.karenwitemeyer.com.