Monday, June 3, 2013

"Stealing the Preacher," by Karen Witemeyer

"Stealing the Preacher," by Karen Witemeyer

A cowboy who wants to be a preacher. An outlaw's daughter who wants to change his mind.

On his way to interview for a position at a church in the Piney Woods of Texas, Crockett Archer can't believe it when he's forced off the train by an outlaw and presented to the man's daughter as the preacher she requested for her birthday. He's determined to escape--which would be much easier if he could stop thinking about Joanna Robbins and her unexpected request.

For months, Joanna had prayed for a minister. A man to breathe life back into the abandoned church at the heart of her community. A man to assist her in fulfilling a promise to her dying mother. But just when it seems her prayers have been answered, it turns out the parson is there against his will and has dreams of his own calling him elsewhere. Is there any way she can convince Crockett he ended up right where he was supposed to be?

I have often wondered where authors get their story ideas from and this one was one of them.  If you liked Karen's book "Short Straw Bride," you'll enjoy this one.   Crockett is one of the brothers from that book and he is the main character in this book.  Joanna is such a bright character and one with a lot of strength that she is the perfect match for Crockett.

Stars out of 5 : 4 I enjoyed this book, but it was pretty predictable.  It didn't tax the brain and is one of those books you can read without having to really think about it.  Will I remember this book in a few weeks time, probably not, but it is well worth reading if you have a couple of afternoons spare on a hot summer's afternoon.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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