Thursday, June 20, 2013

Stealing the Preacher Book Review

Stealing the Preacher
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Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer is the second book to the Archer Brothers Series.

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 person 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?(Goodreads)
I loved Karen's Short Straw Bride so I was excited to see this book arrive in the mail. While both books have an Archer brother as a main character, this book can easily be read by itself.
I loved Joanna's character, she truly wanted to help her father and others around her, even if it was crazy. Another romantic adventure where a couple of twists and turns take the reader for a loop.
While the ending is no surprise I love how the author always includes multiple chapters after the "happily ever after" scenes. The ending is all the same in many book but with these, something always comes after a declaration of love and/or marriage; the book doesn't just end. The sense of humor is great and made for a fun easy read.
I really liked a Short Straw Bride more than Stealing the Preacher but both are great!
"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."


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