Tuesday, June 12, 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


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.

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Amber S. said...

Another great book by Karen Witemeyer!! :)

Here's the link to my review:



Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Ruth said...


Heart2Heart said...

This is my 4th book from Karen and now she is a must read author on my list forever. I loved this one! Great summer read!


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

A Cooking Bookworm said...

Loved! Post and review is up: http://www.acookingbookworm.com/2012/06/short-straw-bride-by-karen-witemeyer.html

Deanna said...


Joy Hannabass said...

Scheduled to post June 15th with review....here

Love, Love this book, as well as all of Karen's books. She's just awesome!

Abbi Hart said...

Just posted my review! I loved this book!

Jill said...

My post is up!

Mocha with Linda said...

Review posted. Absolutely loved it. Hope she follows up with a sequel!

April Erwin said...

mine's up. LOVED it.

Janet Ruth said...

Posted at http://a-long-the-way.blogspot.ca/2012/06/short-straw-bride-by-karen-witemeyer.html

CarlybirdK said...


Andrea said...


Katie McCurdy said...

Posted with review. Loved this one!!!!


MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...

posted. review to come after surgery.

Margie Vawter said...


Charity said...

Posted this morning with review. Excellent book!


Pam at Daysong Reflections said...


Posted with review.

IE Mommy said...


Lynn said...


Brittanie said...


Molly said...

Forgot to post my link! Here's the direct link: http://reviewsbymolly.com/?p=4602

Mom Blogger said...

Review link: http://lovez2read.blogspot.com/2012/06/review-short-straw-bride-by-karen.html

Jasmine said...