No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer

Last month, I enjoyed a fun story written by Karen Witemeyer that features a women’s colony. Here’s my review, as posted on Goodreads and NetGalley:

FTC DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts and opinions.

Boy, oh boy! Or should I say, Gal, oh gal!

This adventure featuring a women’s colony was a delightful tale that kept me in stitches from page one through the finale. I can hardly wait to get to the next installment or two. I really liked how it featured an explosives expert as well as the suffragette movement. Though the latter is not my favorite topic ever, and a couple of moments in the story were a tad abrasive in pushing women’s rights, I thought it was handled in a funny way in most instances, which took the sting right out of the women-only stance that irks me. Ms. Witemeyer’s trademark humor was laced into every aspect of this book, sometimes delicately while other times were in-your-face hysterical.

Things I didn’t like included:

* a disrespectful name for God (Big Man; used once)

* swearing “by all that was holy” (used once)

* one profanity

* a pair of horses’ names were those of mythological gods, and this was highlighted in a couple of scenes, intentionally drawing attention to the fact that they’re mythological in nature

* “Heaven” was used in vain numerous times throughout the story.

Had those things been cleaned up, this unpredictable story would have easily claimed all five stars from me and been tagged as a favorite. It was a precious romp through an Old West town, with all the hijinks you’d imagine would take place in a town filled with nothing but women and children. Oh, there’s trouble a-brewin’!

And I can only think there must be many more adventures in store for the Ladies of Harper’s Station!

What are your thoughts on the suffrage movement?
What’s the last fun book you read?
Which of Karen Witemeyer’s books have you enjoyed most?
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