Monday, May 27, 2013

Stealing the Preacher

THIS is why I read Christian fiction!!!

Book Rating: Best of the Best

Every time I read a Karen Witemeyer book I love it. I'm pretty sure that happens to you too, am I right? Yeah, I knew it--I'm right. *wink*

This story will capture you from the beginning and hold you through all 347 magnificent pages. I have to say that the even though the romance was marvelous, the characters unforgettable and the plot effortless--it was the Christian messages throughout the book that I will never forget!! I got choked up several times--and I'm not the kind that gets teary eyed at a Tide commercial, if you know what I mean....OK, well, maybe I am, but still.... *teehee* Also, there was no "preachiness" about it at all either, in case you were wondering. It all flowed so beautifully and felt so natural--that's one of the reasons I loved it so much.

Joanna needs a preacher because her ex-outlaw father needs God--and she's made a vow to help him find salvation. But she can't do it alone. So when Crockett Archer is "escorted" to her home she is horrified, but at the same time, she can't believe her luck. Or is it God's doing that brought Brother Archer as an answer to her prayers?

Crockett (and for those of you who read Karen's previous novel SHORT-STRAW BRIDE, Crockett is one of the brothers, as you may remember...) has an appointment he simply can't miss--so when he's kidnapped from the train he can only pray that he will get away in time! However, he never expected his kidnapper's daughter to be so sweet, faithful, strong and beautiful--and to make such a powerful request.

From the beginning, I felt the Spirit of God through this story, and I LOVED all the messages of faith, trust, and redemption. The love of God is evident in this novel--and I would read it again in a second! The characters are so real and story SO easy to read, and if I was a bettin' person, I would be willing to bet you will love this book as well.

Are you interested in a GIVEAWAY?! Of course, you are. Smart girl. *wink* Karen has offered to giveaway her latest book! How spantabulous is that?! So, if you want to be entered, you must be a follower of my blog or FB page and leave a comment (with your email) telling me what your favorite Witemeyer book is and why! Sound good?! OK, good! (Shipping to US addresses only.) Please share this with your family and friends as well!! The drawing will be on Friday.

This magnificent story comes out June 1, so if yer itchin' to get this into your cute little 'ol hands you oughtta pre-order it right now. You won't regret it. I promise. *big grin*

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  1. My favorite is To Win Her Heart (Short-Straw Bride is a super close second!). I just love how humble Levi is, and Eden is easy to relate to. Karen does an amazing job making the reader feel the emotions of the characters. I've re-read it several times!
    Thanks! I can't wait to read Crockett's story in her new book!

    1. Hi Heidi! How are you?! You know, I have to agree with you--To Win Her Heart will always be my fav but Short Straw Bride is a really close tie! LOL This one is amazing, and I can't wait for you to read it! I hear that its available at Barnes and Noble already just FYI. I'll enter you in the drawing--thanks for entering!!

  2. I'm a follower of your Facebook page. I love Karen's books. I really enjoyed the Archer brothers in Short-Straw Bride so am looking forward to reading Crockett's story.
    I think it's interesting you mentioned the book wasn't preachy because I read another review by someone who complained about that! I wonder what they expect when they read Christian fiction? Most CF books I read have a faith thread but don't come across as preachy, at least to me.
    Thanks for having this drawing; I'd love to win!

    1. Hi Pam! How are you?! So glad that you entered because you WON! Congratulations! I will email Karen and let her know!

  3. This is a hard one!:) I guess my favorite would be A Tailor-Made Bride. It's the first book she wrote and the first one I read. The romance between the two leads was lovely; the hero rescued the heroine in several situations; the author didn't shy away from good spiritual truths.

    I am a follower of your blog.