Filled with likeable characters as well as scoundrels, The Heart’s Charge by Karen Whitmeyer is the second in her Hanger’s Horsemen series. You don’t need to read the first book to understand the second. I didn’t.
Set in Llano County, Texas in the spring of 1894, we meet Mark Wallace and Jonah Brooks, Katherine Palmer and Eliza Southerland, and a cast of childre, among others.
Mark and Jonah, former Cavalry men, are part of Hanger’s Horsemen. Their motto taken from Psalm 82 is to defend the poor and fatherless, do justice to the afflicted and needy, deliver the poor and needy, and rid them of the hand of the wicked. As The Heart’s Charge progresses, we see them do just that.
Their first act of kindness leads them to a foundling home Katherine and Eliza run. Here, Mark is reunited with his lost love, and Jonah finds a woman who piques his interest.
After accepting a job to look into the mystery of kiddie nappers, they find people aren’t always what they seem.
If you enjoy Christian historical romance with a touch danger and intrigue, The Heart’s Charge may be the book for you.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.
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