Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Short Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer
I have a new author to add to my “Watch for New Titles” list. Karen Witemeyer is wonderful to read!
The Short Straw Bride is an endearing book of the type that is hard to put down until you read the very last page.
Meridith Hayes has always held a torch for Travis Archer, the head of the reclusive Archer family of men. Travis is the oldest of four brothers and has been protecting his younger brothers from the outside world since he was a young teenager. Meridith finds herself face to face with Travis as a young girl and again as an adult when she and he have a scheming logging company owner trying to obtain their land by any means possible.
While trying to warn Travis of what is happening, Meridith is injured and “compromised” by being an unchaperoned female in the Archer home while Travis works to help her recover.
The rest is the story of how the plot is finally foiled as the two discover that they are in love with each other. The fun part of the story is the personalities of all the characters and how they interact and how they learn from each other. A strong faith in God on the part of both Travis and Meridith is what makes the story so appealing to me.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House to review. I did not receive any compensation for completing this review. All opinions are my own. This book is a keeper and worth the read!