Thursday, June 14, 2012

Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Short-Straw Bride
Bethany House Publishers (June 1, 2012)
Karen Witemeyer

My Thoughts
Ok everyone, just wanted to warn you that I'm about to gush!
I LOVED this book! I have loved all of the amazing Karen Witemeyer books, but I have to say this one takes the cake as my absolute fav! From the idea of the story to the characters everything was fantastic. I especially loved all of the not-so-subtle Seven Brides for Seven Brothers similarities! I felt that the story moved beautifully and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this phenomenal book! If you don't have your own copy, trust me when I say you need to get one now! Can't wait for Crockett's story! 


Karen Witemeyer is a deacon's wife and mother of three who believes the world needs more happily-ever-afters. To that end, she combines her love of bygone eras with her passion for helping women mature in Christ to craft historical romance novels that lift the spirit and nurture the soul.

After growing up in California, Karen moved to Texas to attend Abilene Christian University where she earned bachelor and master's degrees in Psychology. It was also there that she met and married her own Texas hero. He roped her in good, for she has lived in Texas ever since. In fact, she fell so in love with this rugged land of sweeping sunsets and enduring pioneer spirit, that she incorporates it into the pages of her novels, setting her stories in the small towns of a state that burgeoned into greatness in the mid- to late1800s.

Karen is living her dream by writing Christian historical romance novels for Bethany House.


 No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a twelve-year-old debt compels her to take the risk.

Fourteen years of constant vigilance hardens a man. Yet when Travis Archer confronts a female trespasser with the same vivid blue eyes as the courageous young girl he once aided, he can't bring himself to send her away. And when an act of sacrifice leaves her injured and her reputation in shreds, gratitude and guilt send him riding to her rescue once again.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Short-Straw Bride, go HERE.


Leorah said...

Read your review, headed to and bought all Karen Witemeyer's books. lol! No, you seriously have led me to all my all time favorites and so I don't even hesitate on buying a book you love. ♥
P.S. I absolutely adore all of Karen Witemeyer's book covers! They are like so good!

Abbi Hart said...

Yay! You won't be sorry! And yes the covers are fantastic!

Morgan said...

I am so desperate to get my hands on this book!!! Karen has become one of my favorite authors and I cannot wait to read this one! I'm out of the country so I'm just waiting until I can actually get to a bookstore!! haha

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