A stellar read from Witemeyer!
From page one my heart adored Witemeyer's endearing character, Meredith, and her handsome hero, Travis. I knew I was up for some heart-string pulling and guessed I wouldn't easily be setting the book down. To say the least, I was right. This is my first novel from Witemeyer and I am very pleased. It makes me look forward to Stealing the Preacher all the more. (Especially because it's about Crockett! :D)
Meredith Hayes is a feisty, stubborn, young woman almost engaged to a businessman she doesn't love. When she overhears this almost-fiancée talking about committing a crime against a childhood hero, she knows she must do something about it. So she does. A dangerous trait Meri possesses is impulsiveness. She is very spur of the moment and doesn't seem to think things all the way through before she acts. This gets her into trouble more often than others would prefer. But I find it hard to criticize Meri when I know I would probably do the same thing, under her circumstances.
Since I don't want to spoil much, I'll end the review with this: Short Straw Bride is set in the late 1800s, Texas this is a cute Christian romance to brighten your day; with a well-rounded cast, a strong hero and heroine, and some humor this is a very pleasant read. :-)
My grandmother bought this book for me, no review required. Thanks, Grandma!
Book Blurb (from Goodreads):
No one steps on Archer
land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a
lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a
twelve-year-old debt compels her to take the risk.
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.
brothers. Four straws. One bride. Despite the fact that Travis is no
longer the gallant youth Meredith once dreamed about, she determines to
stand by his side against the enemy that threatens them both. But will
love ever be hers? Or will Travis always see her merely as a short-straw