No Other Will Do

A Book Review

No Other Will Do

All Emma wanted to do was create a safe place for women on the frontier. A whole community without men to lord over women. Everything seemed to be going well until some outsider – a man no doubt – decided to close down the woman’s colony by force.

There is only one man who Emma could turn to for help. The man she’d “adopted” when they were children.

When Malachi hears that Emma is in trouble, he drops everything to come to her aid. But can he really protect her and her colony from the sneaky men trying to scare the women away? And will he be able to protect his heart from Emma?

Most importantly, will the women of Harper’s Station be willing to trust a man’s help?

A Worthy Pursuit

A Book Review

A Worthy Pursuit

Charlotte can’t change the headmaster’s mind about closing down the school, but she will protect her deceased friend’s daughter from the girl’s rich, exploiting grandfather. Things get tricky, however, when the grandfather puts a bounty on Charlotte’s head.

As a former teacher, I can understand Charlotte’s need to shelter and care for her students. I appreciate her drive to help these gifted pupils reach their full potential. But as a mother, I value the love and dedication that Charlotte shows. Against all odds, she risks everything to protect the ones she holds dear.

This is a historical romance, so I would be remiss if I did not mention the bounty hunter – Stone. He’s a dedicated man, determined to see his job through so right can prevail. But what will he view as right?

Introverts Aren’t Broken – Stop Trying to Fix Us

Introversion

In a world of open offices and collaborative projects, introversion is often considered a liability. But those who believe that don’t understand the true strengths of introverts.

I grew up believing the most popular kids – those who were gregarious and made friends easily – were the best. I also knew I would never be one. I preferred the company of my imagination to the interference of other children. I had a few very close friends and was happy in my world.

Then sixth grade came and my entire class was shipped off to a new school, divided up, and mixed in with their students. None of my friends were in my class, so I spent a lot of time happily alone. My teacher saw this as a problem. To help me “adjust” I was placed in a special class to learn how to make friends. I didn’t realize it then, but they were trying to reprogram introversion out of me.