In Honor’s Defense
– Karen Witemeyer –
Hanger’s Horsemen #3
Bethany House Publishers
Published 7 June 2022
Aside from my Australian dictionary not much liking this book’s title, there was a lot I liked about In Honor’s Defense. It is apparently the third and, sadly, final, book of the Hanger’s Horsemen series. What a series it has been. Full of adventure, danger and romance.
When Luke decides to take on a case by himself, he expects to have no trouble tracking down some cattle thieves. What he doesn’t expect to find is a woman locked in her own cellar by her mischievous and grieving nephew. Damaris would do anything to help Nate heal after the death of his father, but Nate wants nothing to do with her and continually gets himself into trouble. It makes for a fun meeting between our two love interests. It’s not long before real danger finds Luke, Damaris and Nate. When Luke is severely injured, Damaris helps him as he recovers and the two grow closer.
Luke doesn’t believe he is worthy of love. Not after everything he’s done while a solider. But he’d do anything to protect Damaris. Watching them grow closer was delightful. They slowly share more of their past – Luke as a Horseman and cavalryman and Damaris as the youngest of many children and often invisible. But she isn’t invisible to Luke and their friendship and building romance is very sweet.
There is also plenty of drama, as Luke faces down the cattle rustlers and Damaris, Nate and Luke work together to outsmart those who wish to harm them. We also get to see a reunion of all the Horsemen and their families.
It’s been a delight reading this series and I so enjoyed the mix of action and romance.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Category: Adult fiction.
Genre: Christian historical
Themes: Romance, family, grief, murder.
Advisory: Violence, injuries, reference to the genocide of Native Americans.
Published: 7 June 2022 by Bethany House Publishers
Format: Paperback, ebook. 384 pages.