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Book Review of At Love’s Command by Karen Witemeyer!


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.



Karen Witemeyer is always a must-read-hurry-to-pick-up-as-soon-as-you-can-author. She has the best westerns, the sweetest romances, and the most lovable heroes.

With a cover like At Love’s Command you can’t help but expect to love the rough, sad, broken, and in need of love, hero, Matthew Hanger. Hero Hanger, I guess you could say.

As much as I have love Mrs. Witemeyer’s other books I loved this one even more for the brotherly love that the Hanger’s Horsemen had for each other, they’d been through life and death together, they’d fought and now fell in love while watching each other’s backs.

Now, I don’t love the feminst side of Jo, who wanted to be respected, but with that aside I loved her, the fact she would do so much for the ones she loved was so sweet, I liked the faith that they both had, and they grew to have.
I was scared for a bit toward the end … I’m waiting for the day Karen Witemeyer goes so far as to kill a main character, she comes so close to it so often lately!

A lovely start to an attention commanding new series.

With the start of a new series I am saddened that it will be so long until I can get the next book but each of the guys have me eager to read their stories, especially with the way the book ended, somehow I don’t see the stories going how the characters expect, I look forward to finding how accurate my guess is or if I am one hundred percent wrong.

Also, I would love a story about Charlie after the Hanger’s Horsemen get theirs!

At Love’s Command nearly beats Head in the Clouds but not quite since you can’t beat a cute little kid even a fictional adorable kid in a book.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.


For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for 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 National Reader’s Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, ACFW Carol Award, Inspirational 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


4 responses to “Book Review of At Love’s Command by Karen Witemeyer!”

  1. Melissa Romine Avatar
    Melissa Romine

    I loved your review!
    You said everything I loved about this book!


    1. Thank you! I’m glad you stopped by!


  2. Yes, I found this book slightly different from her others as well. And double that on who she may kill of. I mean, there are four horsemen but a trilogy is only three books…! (She could put one in a novella I suppose)


    1. I still liked it so much! Yes … I’m in her group on Facebook and I saw that the second horsemen book will have 4 points of views, I guess that way she doesn’t have to kill anyone. I hope


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