Thursday, June 6, 2019

More than Words Can Say by Karen Witemeyer

Honey Grove, TX 1896
Click for Honey Grove Preservation League

Abigail Kemp is running a bakery with her pretty younger sister, Rosalind, as she has been doing for quite some time.  However, now that her father has passed, “somebody” has dug up an antiquated city ordinance that does not allow women to own a business. “These stuffy male councilmen might want to hold her down, but like a well-made bread dough, she planned to rise to the occasion.”

Zacharias Hamilton is finally free to do as he pleases.  He has fulfilled his obligations to his adopted siblings and moved away from near-by Pecan Gap to start fresh.  He has carved a niche at the local lumber mill and keeps to himself as much as possible, save for a corner table at the local bakery where he enjoys coffee and sticky buns every morning and the occasional run-in with his boss’s passel of kids. Life is pretty comfortable now.  Although his past deeds still haunt his thoughts. When Abigail approaches Zach with a proposition, he nearly chokes over her business plan.  But, after some thought, he might consider it, with a few tweaks to her contract.

This was a wonderful, feel-good read.  I really enjoyed getting to know Zach more.  He is somebody special. He’s a bit gruff, but he feels deeply.  He is a champion when needed and fights hard to overcome obstacles, even the unseen ones of foolish female hearts. I appreciated that Abigail was not the typical size 2, but a curvy, kind soul with a lot to offer.  Both characters came to know each other and fit so perfectly together, in a way only God could have orchestrated.

I also liked learning about how Davy Crockett was responsible for naming Honey Grove in real life.  Apparently, he set up a camp under the trees on his way to the Alamo and enjoying it so much, he carved his name in a tree along with the name Honey Grove, intent on returning there one day. Sadly, he did not survive the Alamo, but a friend, Sam Erwin purchased the land and honored the name.

DSC_0158Humorous Tea Moment: “One sat by the window. Bran muffin and tea with sugar. Man and muffin shared a remarkable resemblance – both a bit squatty and thick around the middle with smooth, round tops.”

I highly recommend this 5-star story and look forward to the next one.       Thank you to Bethany House Publishing who sent me a review copy.  My opinion is my own without expectation or compensation.

Award-winning & bestselling author Karen Witemeyer “writes historical romances because she believes the world needs more happily-ever-afters”. She is one of the sweetest authors you can connect with!  You may do so at: or at: 
The Posse FB group fan page: where the ladies in the group build community like no other group I have experienced! Truly a blessing.

Places To Purchase (click selection):

Patchwork Family Series:

1 - More Than Meets The Eye 6/5/2018 – 5 STARS
2 - More Than Words Can Say 6/4/2019 – 5 STARS
2.5 - Serving Up Love: A Harvey House Brides Collection - expected 11/5/2019
Until next time,
Hugs and a Cup of Tea!


  1. The cinnamon rolls look like hearts!

    Thank you for the visit and kind comments. Yes, I had bought the big teapot at a church sale so my $5 (which I thought was a fair price) was going to a good cause!

  2. Oh, I would enjoy this book, especially after visiting Texas last week and learning more about Davy Crockett (or "David," as the portrait in the Texas Capitol calls him). Thanks for the review!