In Honor’s Defense

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Welcome to First Line Friday!
Today I’m featuring

In Honor’s Defense by Karen Witemeyer.

He’s faced countless perils on the battlefield, but nothing so dangerous as falling in love.

Luke Davenport has been fighting all his life—for respect, for country, and for those unable to fight for themselves. But now that his Horsemen brothers are domesticated, he’s left alone to battle the wildness within. When an opportunity arises to take a job on his own, tracking down a group of rustlers, he jumps at the chance.

Damaris Baxter has mastered the art of invisibility. Plain and quiet, she hides in books and needlework, content to be overlooked. Until her brother dies suddenly, leaving her custody of her nephew. She moves to Texas to care for Nathaniel, determined to create the family for herself that she never thought she’d have and to give him the family he desperately needs.

When Nate finds himself knee-deep in trouble, Luke’s attempt to protect him leaves Damaris feeling indebted to the Horseman. But suspicions grow regarding the mysterious death of Damaris’s brother. And the more questions they ask, the more danger appears, threatening the family Luke may be unable to live without.

From Goodreads

Author Information

Discover more information about Karen Witemeyer at: karenwitemeyer.com.

First Line

[Graphic Text]: St. Louis, Missouri, 1895 ~ Invisible people rarely received correspondence.

My Review

In Honor’s Defense is the third book in Karen Witemeyer’s Hanger’s Horsemen series.

This was a delightful book! With just the right amount of danger, mystery, and romance. I loved reading about a female hero who was quiet and unassuming in her own way, but had plenty of strength. And to see that strength brought out – amazing! I also loved seeing the other Horsemen make an appearance.

I’ve enjoyed this whole series and am sad to see it come to an end. However, I know I’ll be re-reading them again in the future.


I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

Retail Links

Amazon | BN.com | Indiebound
Goodreads | BookBub

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Pull out the book beside you and leave a comment with the first line.

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8 thoughts on “In Honor’s Defense

  1. What a great first line! I still need to read this series, but I’ve loved everything I’ve read from Karen Witemeyer. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend! 🙂

  2. Great first line!

    Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading Turn to Me by Becky Wade. It’s outstanding!
    “Immediately after Finley woke from her coma, Luke had promised her that she’d be ok. It was proving harder to convince himself of that.”
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Loved Karen’s book!

    My first lines today are from Midnight’s Budding Morrow by Carolyn Miller
    Yorkshire 1811
    “Oh, Sarah, please. please? What would it take for you to reconsider?”

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