Worth the Wait

Worth the Wait

Benjamin Porter is one of only two men allowed inside the women's colony of Harper's Station, Texas. A freighter by trade, he works closely with local shopkeeper, Victoria Adams, to transport the colony's goods to market. But it is more than profit that keeps him coming back. He's fallen hard for the shopkeeper and her son. Tori is brave, beautiful, and a savvy entrepreneu...

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Title:Worth the Wait
Author:Karen Witemeyer
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:113 pages

Worth the Wait Reviews

  • Hannah
    Jul 28, 2016

    I loved this novella all to pieces! The only thing that it needs to make it better is to have it published in one of those small, slender hardcovers that accommodate novellas so well.

    Ben and Victoria make a fun and interesting couple, and it's even better if you've seen their history in

    . It's hard to mention much without adding spoilers with a novella-length book, but just to say...a puppy acts as catalyst to a sweet and heartfelt ending. How much better does it get?

    *Content: m

    I loved this novella all to pieces! The only thing that it needs to make it better is to have it published in one of those small, slender hardcovers that accommodate novellas so well.

    Ben and Victoria make a fun and interesting couple, and it's even better if you've seen their history in

    . It's hard to mention much without adding spoilers with a novella-length book, but just to say...a puppy acts as catalyst to a sweet and heartfelt ending. How much better does it get?

    *Content: mentions of a past rape

  • Amy
    Jan 31, 2017

    What an adorable little story for Tori and Ben -- and a scintillating teaser for Grace's story coming this summer! Can't wait!!!!

  • Sara Cardon
    Jan 31, 2017

    Tori and her four year old son go on a day trip with the freighter Ben to drum up more business for her shop. Logically Tori knows Ben, who she's interacted with for over a year, is a good man. But her fear of men in general doesn't listen to logic. Their trip together is humorous, eventful, heart rending, and healing. They - and especially Tori - come back different than when they left.

    For those who are senitive to this kind of content, Tori and another woman talk about recovering from rape. He

    Tori and her four year old son go on a day trip with the freighter Ben to drum up more business for her shop. Logically Tori knows Ben, who she's interacted with for over a year, is a good man. But her fear of men in general doesn't listen to logic. Their trip together is humorous, eventful, heart rending, and healing. They - and especially Tori - come back different than when they left.

    For those who are senitive to this kind of content, Tori and another woman talk about recovering from rape. Healing from it is handled in a respectful, hopeful way.

  • Rachael
    Feb 03, 2017

    "Worth the Wait" has Witemeyer's characteristic blend of humor and heart, and if anything, they're more intensified in this short novella. There were some pretty funny moments involving a little boy and appropriate terminology regarding bodily functions. For a novella, it addresses some pretty intense subjects, but at the same time, there's some intense healing happening too. While I always prefer the longer books, this still makes a nice interlude between novels--don't have to wait as long for

    "Worth the Wait" has Witemeyer's characteristic blend of humor and heart, and if anything, they're more intensified in this short novella. There were some pretty funny moments involving a little boy and appropriate terminology regarding bodily functions. For a novella, it addresses some pretty intense subjects, but at the same time, there's some intense healing happening too. While I always prefer the longer books, this still makes a nice interlude between novels--don't have to wait as long for the next book, and it provides another fun opportunity to learn more about the ladies of Harper's Station!

  • Tori
    Feb 13, 2017

    I love Karen Witemeyer's writing. It just makes me happy. Even though this novella had some darkness to it, it didn't overshadow Ben's sweet, thoughtful personality. (I was crushing on him the whole time!) & Tori, (awesome name, btw) bless her heart, just needed to give herself a break. I loved watching healing, and pure, simple, nonjudgmental, love in action.

  • Andrea
    Feb 03, 2017

    I loved it! Definitely Worth the Wait! I was so glad to see Tori and Ben's story. Tori, so determined not to trust men for anything. She was hurt badly and built a wall around herself. It was good to see her learn that she could trust Ben in more ways than business.

    Big strong Ben is such a great hero, swoon-worthy as some say. Protective, faithful, so very patient and gentle. His muscles aren't bad to look at either as Tori reprimands herself for doing more than once. I don't give spoilers. Th

    I loved it! Definitely Worth the Wait! I was so glad to see Tori and Ben's story. Tori, so determined not to trust men for anything. She was hurt badly and built a wall around herself. It was good to see her learn that she could trust Ben in more ways than business.

    Big strong Ben is such a great hero, swoon-worthy as some say. Protective, faithful, so very patient and gentle. His muscles aren't bad to look at either as Tori reprimands herself for doing more than once. I don't give spoilers. This is such a good story! Just get it, read it and be happy!

  • Beth Erin
    Feb 15, 2017

    I adore this humorous and heartwarming novella! The story flowed well from book 1 while still providing enough background to refresh the reader’s memory or stand alone. I highly recommend this series so far and the sneak peek of Heart on the Line looks very promising as well!

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Jan 31, 2017

    I loved revisiting Harper's Station and seeing how Tori finally lets her guard down enough to trust Ben. I admired his patience and gentleness, and also that he stood his ground and provided stability and protection. Tori definitely has her reasons to mistrust men, but it took a special person to help her see that releasing the feelings she has been hiding from will bring her freedom from her past and peace in trusting God. This novella is just what I needed to tide me over until Heart on the Li

    I loved revisiting Harper's Station and seeing how Tori finally lets her guard down enough to trust Ben. I admired his patience and gentleness, and also that he stood his ground and provided stability and protection. Tori definitely has her reasons to mistrust men, but it took a special person to help her see that releasing the feelings she has been hiding from will bring her freedom from her past and peace in trusting God. This novella is just what I needed to tide me over until Heart on the Line releases! (It also includes a sneak peek at the first few chapters on Heart on the Line which promises to be a wonderful and exciting book!)

  • Emily
    Feb 06, 2017

    And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is how a novella is written.

    Characters with depth, a plot, an adorably mischievous youngster, and a puppy sew this sweet story together marvelously. I think this novella has the slight advantage of being a 1.5 versus a 0.5, meaning that we are already somewhat acquainted with the characters and setting. However, this little book has all of the hallmark qualities of the stellar writing of Karen Witemeyer. That feeling of being transported to another time, another

    And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is how a novella is written.

    Characters with depth, a plot, an adorably mischievous youngster, and a puppy sew this sweet story together marvelously. I think this novella has the slight advantage of being a 1.5 versus a 0.5, meaning that we are already somewhat acquainted with the characters and setting. However, this little book has all of the hallmark qualities of the stellar writing of Karen Witemeyer. That feeling of being transported to another time, another place. Relatable characters. A solid storyline. An actual inspirational message. She has definitely earned her spot on my Favorite Authors list.

  • Valri Western
    Feb 16, 2017

    I've read every one of Karen's books and each one just gets better and better! I love this current series that she has in Harper's Station. It just "speaks to me" and the previous book introduced us to Tori and Ben, who are the characters of this book. Tori has a very damaging experience happen earlier in her life and she NEVER talks about it. However, it effects almost everything she does. The reader knows it has something to do with a man because she lives in Harper's Station which is a women'

    I've read every one of Karen's books and each one just gets better and better! I love this current series that she has in Harper's Station. It just "speaks to me" and the previous book introduced us to Tori and Ben, who are the characters of this book. Tori has a very damaging experience happen earlier in her life and she NEVER talks about it. However, it effects almost everything she does. The reader knows it has something to do with a man because she lives in Harper's Station which is a women's colony AND she wont let any man get anywhere near her. Ben, however, is a freighter and has been "allowed" into Harper's Station to make deliveries and has bent over backward to show Tori that he's honest & trustworthy & kind. He even treats her 4 yr. old son, Lewis, with great kindness and that touches Tori a great deal. Tori owns the store in Harper's Station so she allows Ben to take her on a visit to neighboring farms around the area to see if the people would want to buy things from her store. Various things happen during this journey and soon Tori is greatly tested in her resolve as to whether she will let Ben into her life or keep him at arm's length as she has been doing for a long time. I really, really loved these characters. There was so much emotion and feeling in each page. You knew what each character was going through and wanted so much for the two of them to get past the difficulties and make a life together! You hoped Tori could overcome her past! And sweet, darling Lewis! Such a beautiful child! I can't wait to read the next book and hopefully, get more about these three people! I sure hope they are in the next book too!