Thursday, February 28, 2013

Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer


NO ONE STEPS ON ARCHER LAND. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a long-standing debt compels her to take the risk.

Years of constant vigilance harden a man. Yet when Travis Archer comes across 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 prompt him to attempt to rescue her once again.

Despite the fact that Travis is no longer the gallant youth Meredith once dreamed about, she vows to stand by his side. But will love ever be hers? Or will Travis always see her as merely a short-straw bride?

Theme verse: "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ."-- Galatians 6:2

Author: Karen Witemeyer
Publisher: Bethany House-- 2012
Genre: Historical Romance, Fiction

About the Author
Karen Witemeyer holds a master's degree in Psychology from Abilene Christian University and is a member of ACFW, RWA, and her local writers' guild. She is the author of A Taylor-Made Bride, which was honored as one of the Best Western Romances of 2010 by the Love Western Romances Web site, as well as being nominated for a RITA Award and the National Readers' Choice Award. Short-Straw Bride is her fourth novel. Karen lives in Abilene, Texas, with her husband and three children.

Visit her web page at: for more information on her books, historical research links, character corner, giveaways and more!

My Thoughts
Though I love history and anything old-fashioned, I'm normally a reader of contemporary romance. But Karen Witemeyer has become one of my favorite authors of historical fiction with her lovable characters and action-filled plots. Her stories are always unique, and I'm never ready for the book to end! 

Read Short-Straw Bride, and don't forget to pick up a copy of her new book Stealing The Preacher coming June 2013.

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