Thursday, June 6, 2013

Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer



Today, I am part of Litfuse's blog tour for Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer!

ABOUT THE BOOK:
A cowboy who wants to be a preacher. An outlaw's daughter who wants to change his mind.

On his way to interview for a position at a church in the Piney Woods of Texas, Crockett Archer can't believe it when he's forced off the train by an outlaw and presented to the man's daughter as the preacher she requested for her birthday. He's determined to escape-which would be much easier if he could stop thinking about Joanna Robbins and her unexpected request.

For months, Joanna had prayed for a minister. 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. But just when it seems her prayers have been answered, 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 he ended up right where he was supposed to be?

With her signature blend of humor, history, and lively western romance, two-time RITA Award finalist and bestselling author Karen Witemeyer delivers a Texas love story sure to steal your heart.

MY THOUGHTS:
I've said it before, but I'll say it again: Karen knows how to write sweet romances. Stealing the Preacher was just that! If you've already read any of Karen's previous books, you won't want to miss it - you're in for another treat!

I think my favorite of Karen's so far is Short-Straw Bride, but Stealing the Preacher would be next in line! I thought it was great that Karen told Crockett's story – one of the brothers from Short-Straw (but don't worry if you haven't read it; although the brothers are mentioned, Stealing the Preacher can be read as a standalone, and you won't be lost).

Whoever heard of stealing a preacher? Jewels, perhaps; money, of course! Kidnap a ransom-valuable person, maybe...but a preacher?! What a creative start to a story!

I loved the theme that God works in mysterious ways – and all things work together for good for those that love Him!

If you enjoy prairie-style romance, Stealing the Preacher is worth the read!

That's what I thought! CLICK HERE to see what other Litfuse reviewers are saying!

Thank you to Karen and Bethany House through Litfuse for sending me a copy to read and review!

Also reviewed on Amazon and Christianbook.

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