About the Book
Haunted by the horrors of war, ex-cavalry officer Matthew Hanger leads a band of mercenaries known as Hanger’s Horsemen who have become legends in 1890s Texas. They defend the innocent and obtain justice for the oppressed. But when a rustler’s bullet leaves one of them at death’s door, they’re the ones in need of saving.
Dr. Josephine Burkett is used to men taking one look at her skirts and discounting her medical skills. What she’s not used to is having a man change his mind in a heartbeat and offer to assist her in surgery. Matthew Hanger’s dedication to his friend during recovery earns Josephine’s respect, and when she hears of her brother’s abduction, he becomes her only hope for rescue.
Matt has stared down ruthless outlaws, betrayal, and injury, but when a bossy lady doctor crawls under his skin, his heart is tempted to surrender. And when she is caught in the crossfire, he may have to sacrifice everything–even his team–to save her.
In My Opinion
At Love’s Command has all the elements I adore about Karen Witemeyer’s books. There is wit, great character development, a strong faith element, and a budding romance. But this first book in the Hanger’s Horseman series also includes elements of a cohesive team.
Matthew Hanger leads his group in doing justice. The man recognizes the strengths in each of the others that make him an irreplaceable part of the group, and there is a deep friendship and trust there. There’s also plenty of good-natured ribbing when these men realize Matt’s growing feelings for the pretty Dr. Josephine Burkett.
Witemeyer shows each personality of them men, as well as the intelligent and sometimes stubborn doctor, so well that I cannot wait to find out who is next in line to meet his match.
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