WIN a copy of “Short-Straw Bride” by Karen Witemeyer!

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Want to win a copy of “Short-Straw Bride”?  Read my review to find out how!

Only $2.99 for Kindle!

Only $2.99 for Kindle!

Karen Witemeyer is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Her novels have a way of grabbing a hold of your heart and not letting you go until you turn the last page. She has the uncanny ability of combining the Old West with romance and comedy. “Short-Straw Bride” has earned itself a spot on my “favorites” shelf, along with another of Witemeyer’s novel “Head in the Clouds”.

Meredith Hayes, a lovable, although slightly naïve woman, sets out to pay back a favor that she had been granted by the head of the reclusive Archer clan, Travis. She learns of a plot to destroy his property, so desperately she flees to the Archer ranch to put them on alert. Only now, she’s become a liability to the brothers and they force her to stay until they rid their land of those trying to destroy it. Meredith, who can’t stand around idle, sparks into action to help save their barn, which is soon engulfed in flames. During her rescue attempt, she suffers a head injury, rendering her unconscious and unable to travel on horseback to return to her ranch. The Archer brothers have no choice: she must stay with them while she recovers.

However, this choice has now sullied Meredith’s reputation in the eyes of her uncle, who forces one of the Archer’s to take her hand in marriage. He doesn’t care who, just as long as he’s an Archer and agrees to wed her the next day. After much deliberation and some trickery, Travis winds up as the “lucky” man who gets to call Meredith his wife.

Learn more about Karen and her other novels!

Learn more about Karen and her other novels!

Fortunately for Meredith, she has secretly been in love with Travis since he saved her that one day 12 years ago, but feels that he’s married her only out of obligation. Travis, who is instantly attracted to this feisty blond, worries that she only married him because she had no other choice. Will they be able to learn to trust and confide their true feelings to each other when it matters most??

Karen Witemeyer is superb at composing endearing characters that are realistic, honest and lovable. Her books are always a joy to read and are consistently well written. You always know what you’re getting when you pick up one of Karen’s novels: a fantastic historical romance that will captivate you from the first page to the last.

I reviewed this book for Bethany House Publishers. A positive review was not required and only given when the book I’ve completed warrants it. “Short-Straw Bride” is one of those novels .

I’m giving away a copy of “Short-Straw Bride”!
You can earn up to three entries! Here’s how!

  1. Follow my blog!  (Click the “Follow” link located either at the top or bottom of this page)
  2. Share my blog post on your Facebook page! (Copy & paste link in your address bar)
  3. Answer this question in the comments below, along with your name & email address!
  • What is the last book that you have read that has”captivated” you from start to finish?
    Winner will be drawn Sunday evening, August 26th and notified via email.  The winner will then have three days to respond, otherwise they will forfeit their prize and another winner will be drawn. (Please add erinshepherd623@hotmail.com to your “safe” email list!)
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28 responses »

  1. Lion of Babylon by Davis Bunn; just couldn’t put it down! He is an awesome writer! Short Straw Bride looks like a really great read. Count me in the drawing and thank you for the opportunity!

    Darlene Keith [spangldlady@gmail.com]

    • Thanks, Lori! And thanks for sharing!

      I haven’t read the Hunger Games books, but I just saw the movie last night. Are the books better? I sure hope so. 🙂

  2. I shared on FB (not sure how to show that link). I follow your blog. The last book I read that kept me captivated was Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble.

  3. Erin – Just joined to follow your blog via email. The last book that captivated me was “Lost and Found” by Ginny Yttrup. Had to force myself to only read a couple of chapters a day to absorb the story (wanted to read it straight through!).
    Sharon
    smoore at tcq dot net

    • I honestly can’t remember the last book that kept me captivated b/c it has been so long since I’ve been able to read a whole book. I had a baby 4 months ago and it’s taken me this long to read one all the way through! LOL I used to be able to read a book in a day, but this little one only gives me 15-20 minutes at a time. It was probably one of Beth Wiseman’s books, because I love her style of writing. I really enjoyed the “Plain” series.

  4. The Preacher’s Bride by Jody Hedlund!! If it’s a good book, and most Christian fiction is, then I’m captivated!! I shared your link on my Facebook page and followed your blog!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. The Accidental Bride by Denise Hunter. I have a lot of her books and that one book really caught my attention. Shay’s and Travis’s relationship was just the perfect back and forth. Her cowboy books made me fall in love with the idea of ranching. (I even want to date a cowboy) 🙂

    I also shared this one my FB and I followed your blog. 🙂 Have a great day! 🙂

    [star-gurl-44@hotmail.com]

  6. And the winner is…………………………………. STEPHANIE JACKSON!!!! Stephanie, I’m sending you an email so please reply with your mailing address! Thank you to all who entered! You guys are GREAT!

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