ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
Once again, Karen Witemeyer has penned another wonderful read!! Short-Straw Bride pricks your interest with the prologue and by the second chapter, I was captivated. After reading two other books by Witemeyer, I know to expect a book that will entertain, enthrall, and warm your heart all at the same time—and she’s done again with Short-Straw Bride!
I really enjoyed getting to know Meredith and the Archer men. The story behind why the Archer’s are so feared and never leave their land was very interesting and well woven into the story. I always know that Witemeyer will have something different an unqiue in her books—character quirk, interesting predicament or place—and this one is no exception. Even after finishing the book, I am still stuck on Archer’s land.
Watching Travis and Meredith learn and grow to love each other after marriage was so memorable. You can’t help but cheer for them as the book progresses. The romance between the two is warm and funny—a few scenes even get the blood pumping! (Though nothing ever too descriptive, in my opinion. No worries! ;-)
Short-Straw Bride had a very fun and different story plot from what I have been reading recently—so a delightful change of pace for me! All in all, I loved it. Each book that I have read by Witemeyer, I have fully and completely enjoyed, and Short-Straw Bride is no exception.