Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Short-Straw Bride

GIVEAWAY

WITEMEYER, KAREN
SHORT-STRAW BRIDE

No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a long-standing debt compels her to take the risk.


Years of constant vigilance hardens a man. Yet when Travis Archer comes across 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 prompt him to attempt to rescue her once again.

Despite the fact that Travis is no longer the gallant youth Meredith once dreamed about, she vows to stand by his side. But will love ever be hers? Or will Travis always see her as merely a short-straw bride?

My Review:

You know how Amazon and Christianbook.com have star ratings for books? And how five stars are the best? Well, Short-Straw Bride is a 5 Toe-Curler! Oh la la, but Witemeyer knows how to build romantic tension, how to tantalize her reader, how to deliver the most spine-tingling, goosebump-raising interludes that call for the fainting couch to be brought up from the basement! What? You don't own a fainting couch? Well then read this book while lying on the ground or it could be injurious to your health!

Purely enchanting -- the author manages to create an almost magical bond between Travis and Meredith from their youthful encounter and then builds it into a crescendo of emotions. It's funny, touching, dramatic, frustrating, endearing, faith-promoting...all the good things that make a story more then just a good read. This is one awesome book filled with characters you'll come to love (and hate) and a fast-paced story that you'll want to slow down lest the ending come to soon. A don't miss read for every romance lover's list.

Giveaway Opportunity:


If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Short-Straw Bride please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 1 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

"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". 


31 comments:

  1. The cover of this book is so CUTE! It alone is enough to make me want to read it!! :) Sounds like a great book.

    Thanks for the review and the giveaway!


    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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  2. Please enter me in the giveaway!
    kleehar[at]gmail[dot]com

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  3. You're entered, Kristin. Good luck!

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  4. I LOVE the cover and the story is just as good! I think this is my favorite of Karen's books yet! Please don't enter me, I had to run out and buy this one the day it hit shelves =>

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  5. Jumping up and down and squealing because Liz has already read it. Wasn't it good???? She's got such a great way of putting a story together.

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  6. Karen Witemeyer is a great author! I love all her books I've read so far so I know this will be a good book!

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  7. I would love to read this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

    gwen(dot)gage(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Kav, you have me smiling and laying down in anticipation! I have this coming in the mail, I can't wait to read it.

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  9. LOVE her books, and really want to read this one!!
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  10. Sounds like a very fun book!
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  11. wouldl love to read karen's latest novel...thanks for the chance :)

    karenk
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  12. The description of this book makes me really want to read it! 5 stars makes it sound even better!!
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  13. I have loved all of Karen's book so far! A great new name on the Inspirational fiction scene.

    Patty
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  14. Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win! Please enter my name!

    Emreilly303(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I've read most of Karen's books and loved them all! Have been waiting to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Dreilly316(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Never read anything by Karen yet, but this book looks great! Please enter me!

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  17. Ooh, this looks like a great book! Count me in!

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  18. Whoops, forgot my e-mail...

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  19. I knew you would'nt let me down....great review, cant wait to read it!

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  20. Oh,Elyssa, you're in for a treat. Karen has a very distinctive style and I love it! Good luck.

    Consider yourself counted, Elyssa.

    Teehee -- you're gonna love this one Betsy (if your reading tastes are anything like mine and I think they are!)

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  21. Thank you for the Review, I would love to win this Book, please enter me in your Giveaway.
    Blessings

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  22. This is a terrific book, very fun to read. My daughter and I both enjoyed it. Thanks for giving away a copy.

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  23. Book sounds interesting. Please add my name. Thanks.
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  24. I would love to read Karen Witemeyer's new romance book..'Short Straw Bride'.........hope to win...I have shared on facebook and twitter

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  25. Heard some great reviews on this book. Would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Karen Gervais
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  26. I would love to win and read this book. Thank you.
    Kaz
    kazlovestoread(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Thanks for the review. I would love to read this book and thank you for the opportunity.

    Blessings,
    Jo
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