Book Review | At Love’s Command

I love Westerns and At Love’s Command by Karen Witemeyer is my new favorite. Mercenary cowboy, female doctor, hostage rescue. Doesn’t get much better!

Matthew Hanger and his three fellow ex-cavalrymen left soldiering behind to defend and protect those in need. Call it penance. They might not shoot to kill any more, but their enemies have no such compulsion. When one of Matt’s men is shot saving his life, Matt will do anything to see his friend saved.

Dr. Jo, as her patients call her, is determined to make it in a man’s world. Because, in the late 1800s, she may have graduated from (a female) medical school and be just as capable as male doctors, but because of her gender, she has much to overcome.

At first, it seems Matt is just another soldier tied to his guns and his way of thinking about women. But when he agrees to help her remove the bullet from the man he brought to her, Jo is pleasantly surprised. She sees his heart, the man behind the guns, so when she needs help, he’s the person to whom she turns.

I loved everything about this book. Jo’s feisty opinions. Her ten-dollar words. Her ability to see through Matt’s officer-speak and call men on their biased perspectives. And Matt’s heart, which readers get to see thanks to Jo. It was such an enjoyable book and one I read way too fast!

At Love’s Command is the first book in the Hanger’s Horsemen series, so I’m very much looking forward to book two and discovering which horseman we get to learn about next.


I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in order to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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