August 30, 2012
Short Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer is another skillfully written book. Karen’s books are fun, lighthearted stories but provide a serious and enjoyable read.
Meredith Hayes has long had an oversize crush on Travis Archer; created only in her mind and dreams.
The Archer brothers never venture off their land nor do they tolerate others venturing onto their land but when Meredith overhears a plot to drive the Archers out, she knows she must act. She sets out to invade their land and tell them of the plot.
Her act of kindness leads to destroying her reputation, discord between herself and her family and a near kidnapping by her ruthless ex-fiancée.
Travis feels bound to protect her; after all, she helped to save his family and their land. He devises a scheme to draw straws to see which of the brothers must marry Meredith. Unbeknownst to all, including Meredith, he devises a way to insure he gets the short straw.
Meredith is torn between her longstanding “love” for Travis and the feeling that he got the short end of the deal when he married her. She goes into the marriage with all her heart and prays Travis will come to see and appreciate her for who she truly is.
There is lots of excitement and intrigue throughout the book you will want to give yourself plenty of time to read!
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This book was given to me free of charge from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.