Saturday, August 4, 2012

Book Review - "Short-Straw Bride"

Karen Witemeyer's latest historical romance novel, "Short-Straw Bride," is one of the best books I have read in a long time!  I read this book in two sittings, I did not want to stop once I started to read!

Meredith remembers her hero Travis whom helps her when she is ten years-old and she often dreams of him, never dreaming that she will have the chance to meet up with him once again.  However, life has not gone how she expected as she lost her parents to the fever and has been living the past few years with her aunt, uncle and cousin.  Life is soon to change as well though, as Meredith has been offered a marriage proposal; however it is more of a business arrangement and greediness to get her land instead of marrying her for love.  When Meredith overhears the man whom hopes to marry her order Travis' barn to be burned, Meredith knows that she must return the favor and help him this time.  Meredith is injured while at the ranch with Travis and his three brothers and in order to save her reputation and really keep her from having to marry a man she loathes, Meredith has to marry one of the Archer brothers and Travis draws the short-straw.  Meredith has loved Travis for years and she hopes that soon he too will return her love; yet what must Meredith do in order to get him to realize her true feelings and have a marriage with the man of her dreams?

This book is so well-written and filled with loveable characters!  I love the relationship that the two cousins, Meredith and Cassie have as they are close like sisters and yet there are differences between these two girls as well.  The four brothers all have such a strong bond and yet they are each their own individual as well.  I would love for this book to be the first of a series about the Archer brothers, I would love to read a book that shares each of their story and read more about all of the characters introduced in this book! There are so many twists in this story and various things going on in the characters' lives that I just kept on turning the pages and soaking up each word not wanting to stop reading until the very end!  This is a book you do not want to miss out on it, you will love it!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for a hoenst review.*

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