Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Stealing the Preacher

Author: Karen Witemeyer
Publisher: Bethany House
June 2013
ISBN: 978-0764209666
Genre: Historical romance

On his way to interview for a position at a church in the Piney Woods of Texas, Crockett Archer can scarcely believe it when he's forced off the train by a retired outlaw and presented to the man's daughter as the minister she requested for her birthday. Worried this unfortunate detour will ruin his chances of finally serving a congregation of his own, Crockett is determined to escape. But when he finally gets away, he's haunted by the memory of the young woman he left behind--a woman whose dreams now hinge on him.

For months, Joanna Robbins prayed for a preacher. 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. A man to help her discover answers to the questions that have been on her heart for so long. But just when it seems God has answered her prayers, 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 to stay in her little backwoods community? And does the attraction between them have any chance of blossoming when Joanna's outlaw father is dead set against his daughter courting a preacher?

STEALING THE PREACHER is the second book in Ms. Witemeyer’s series, the first being Short-Straw Bride, I’ve been looking forward to reading this book for awhile. It lived up to my expectations. I laughed out loud in the first chapter, and fell totally and completely in love with Joanna and Crockett by the seventh. One has to love a book that has an outlaw kidnapping a preacher for his daughter’s birthday—and the preacher yielding so completely to God’s call, no matter where it might be. I loved Silas (Joanna’s father) and I loved Jackson (a twelve-year-old man-child).  Totally fantastic, wonderful book. LOVED it. $14.99. 352 pages. 

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Meet Karen:

Two-time RITA finalist and winner of the coveted HOLT Medallion and ACFW Carol Award, CBA bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance because she believes that the world needs more happily-ever-afters. She is an avid cross-stitcher, shower singer, and bakes a mean apple cobbler. Karen makes her home in Abilene, Texas, with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books
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