Monday, May 27, 2013


I'm putting this on tonight because i will be spending the day with my youngest granddaughter. She graduated from elementary school last week, and we are taking her to lunch tomorrow and have a day of fun. I wanted to get this review finished before I went to bed tonight. Have a wonderful day.

I was sent Stealing the Preacher by the publishing company, and it is one book I could read again and again. Kzren Witemeyer is the author. This is he third book of hers I have read, and I enjoyed all three of them, but especially this one.

The previous book, Short-Straw Bride, introduces you to the Archer family. Four boys who virtually raised themselves. The first book was about Travis, but this one is about Crockett. I loved Crockett in the first book, his character stuck in my mind in a way few second characters do. I was thrilled to find Karen had written about him in this book.

Crockett Archer became a preacher, and is striking out on his own. He was until he was snatched by an ex-train/stage robber, Silas Robbins. Crockett was a birthday present for his daughter, Joanna. What a present he turned out to be. I laughed and cried through the whole book. A different kind of book for me to read in that the story was different. Karen made me feel like I was there with Joanna and Crockett, and goosebumps run up and down my  spine while I read it. I loved it and I give it 5 stars.

I'm very anxious to see the next book Karen writes. Yes, I will purchase it. I hope you will read the book and enjoy it as much as I did.

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?

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