Men are optional. That was the credo Emma Chandler's suffragette aunts taught her and why she established Harper's Station, a women's colony that offers a fresh start to females in need. But when a dangerous and shadowy assailant tries repeatedly to drive the women out, Emma is forced to admit they might need a man after all. One who can fight. And there is only one man she trusts enough to ask.
Malachi Shaw has
finally earned the respect he's always craved by becoming an explosives
expert for the railroad. Yet when Emma's telegram arrives, he rushes
back to Texas 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, Emma, Mal, and the ladies of Harper's Station must choose
between safety or risking everything to fight for their future.
Another hit for Karen Witemeyer. I enjoyed reading about Emma and Malachi as they struggled to find out who is threatening Harper's Station and the women who live there. Emma is a strong independent woman ahead of her time. Women of that day were thought to be only able to marry and have children. Malachi grew up in the streets and literally had to fight for his life sometimes. Emma saved his life after one such incident.
I highly recommend this book and am anxiously waiting for the next installment of "Ladies of Harper's Station".
I was given this book by the publisher for an honest review. I was not compensated in anyway.