Stealing The Preacher – Book Review
I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “be careful what you wish for”. Like most of us, you probably take it with a grain of salt.
On the day that Joanna Robbins met Crocket Archer, I’m sure she wished she had more carefully heeded that advice!
You see, when Joanna’s father asked what she wanted for her 21st birthday, she said she wanted a preacher. Who would have expected her father to grant her wish?
Certainly not the men in his employ.
Certainly not Joanna!
How could she have known that Silas Robbins – the well-respected, law-abiding owner of the Lazy R Ranch – would resort to his former, outlaw ways to make her birthday so special?
And yet – standing lassoed before her like a common rustler – was her birthday present.
“Dad-burn it, girl. You said you wanted a preacher, so that’s what I brung ya.”
“You stole him?” She bit back a moan. “Daddy, how could you?”
“I didn’t steal him,” he shouted at her back as she rushed to the preacher’s side and began loosening the knot. “I just encouraged him to pay you a visit for your birthday. That’s all.”
If you’re looking for a fun book to add to your summer reading list – don’t miss Stealing The Preacher by Karen Witemeyer!
Stealing The Preacher tells the delightful story of a young girl with a heart for God – her community – and her father. When her mother dies, Joanna Robbins promises her mother that she will carry on her mission to try to save her father’s soul. But – when the burden proves to be overwhelming – Joanna prays for a pastor who can help with her mission and breathe new life back into their abandoned church.
Is Crocket Archer – the man Silas kidnaps – the answer to those prayers? Or will Crockett’s presence end up tearing Joanna’s world apart?
Stealing The Preacher is western romance at its finest. The book is funny – the plot is engaging – the characters relatable. I liked the grit of the preacher, the strength of the heroine, and the devotion of the father. The story carries a strong gospel message throughout.
Once I started reading Stealing The Preacher, I could not put it down!
Karen Witemeyer hit a home run with this book. I look forward to reading more of her novels in the future.
Stealing The Preacher – Book Trailer
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About Karen Witemeyer
Karen Witemeyer believes that the world needs more happily-ever-afters. She also believes in making dreams come true. Karen lives her dream by writing Christian historical romance novels for Bethany House. Her novels, which combine her love of bygone eras with her passion for helping women mature in Christ, lift the spirit and nurture the soul!
Karen’s books have consistently hit the bestseller lists and have garnered awards such as the ACFW Carol Award, the Holt Medallion, and the Christian Manifesto’s Lime Award for Excellence in Fiction. She is a multiple RITA and National Reader’s Choice finalist.
Karen is a sought-after speaker for national writing conferences and regional workshops.
Karen is a Californian turned Texan who is married to a deacon and is a mother of three.
For More Information:
- Visit Karen’s Website.
- Visit the Stealing The Preacher Book Tour Page.
- Read an Excerpt from Stealing The Preacher.
- Visit Amazon.
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6/18/13 Kindle Fire Giveaway and Author Chat Party
Karen Witemeyer is “kindling” the excitement for Stealing the Preacher with a Kindle Fire Giveaway and connecting with readers at her June 18th Facebook Author Chat Party! Connect with Karen for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more!
One winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire
- Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer
Karen will also share an exclusive look at her next book and give away books and other fun prizes throughout the evening.
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends at 4 pm on June 18th, 2013.
The winner will be announced at the “Stealing the Preacher” Facebook Author Chat Party on June 18th.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Bethany House for review purposes. I was not compensated or required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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