ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
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.
MY THOUGHTSAlthough I enjoyed this book, there was really nothing new here....it was fairly predictable, but even so, the characters were quite fun. Each of the Archer brothers were quite different from the other, yet they all stood together with a very strong bond, a bond much like Meridith and her cousin Carissa. I was glad to see that these two girls knew their hearts and weren't willing to give up, and I also enjoyed how the Archer men became willing to live again. While this book was predictable, it would be fun to read a book on each Archer brother, to see how their stories turn out as well!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from CFBA