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Short-Straw Bride


Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer has to be one of the best books I’ve read this year. From the moment Meredith steps on the forbidden Archer land to the last page I found myself cheering her on.
Can you imagine being chosen to marry by the groom-to-be getting the short straw in the pick? How would you feel?  How does Meredith handle those feelings?
This book has an abundance of brothers to love, a worthless uncle and really bad men to dislike.
Excellent read.
This book was provided to me for review. I’m so glad because I would have bought it.

Here's the back cover copy:

FOUR BROTHERS. FOUR STRAWS. ONE BRIDE

No one steps on Archer Land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a long-standing debt compels her to take the risk.

Years of constant vigilance harden a man. yet when Travis Archer comes across a female trespasser with the same vivid blue eyes as the courageous young girl he once aided, he can't bring himself to send her away. And when an act of sacrifice leaves her injured and her reputation in shreds, gratitude and guilt prompt him to attempt to rescue her once again.

Despite the fact that Travis is no longer the gallant youth Meredith once dreamed about, she vows to stand by  his side. But will love ever be hers? Or will Travis always see her as merely a short-straw bride? 



Know what else is really fun about this?

Karen is giving away a copy of Short-Straw Bride! You can enter until Saturday, June 8 at 5:00 pm CENTRAL STANDARD TIME.
How?   Leave a comment with your email address.



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24 comments:

  1. I love Karen's books! Thank you for the opportunity to win her newest novel...
    cllyrics@gmail.com

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    1. So do I Cynthia. She gets better and better with each book.
      Diana

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  2. I love Karen's books. Please add me to the drawing.
    adamsfammys@yahoo.com

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  3. I would love to read this! Please enter me in the drawing.
    pat at ptbradley dot com

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  4. SHORT-STRAW BRIDE sounds like a fun read. I love the idea that the hero is no longer "gallant" but yet still appealing.

    I'll Tweet this blog segment :)

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    1. Thank you for Tweeting this post Elaine. I think you would love this book too.
      Diana

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  5. I've only read one of Karen's books, but I loved it. Thanks for the chance to read another.

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  6. Carole, that means you have another good reading time in your future if you win or get this nd her other book.
    Diana

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  7. This sounds like such a good book, i loved the movie seven brides for seven brothers!

    gwen(dot)gage(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. That is one of my favorite movies too. :)
      Diana

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  8. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Short-Straw, Diana. And thanks to everyone for your encouraging comments. Hope you all get a chance to meet the Archer men soon. :-)

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  9. Karen! Thanks for stopping by. I hope everyone that doesn't win runs out and gets a copy of Short-Straw Bride to read about this unusual bunch of men.
    Diana

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  10. I want in!!! Sounds like a cute book. The books I win at these giveaways make their way to the Alamance Christian School library. The girls will love this one. So here's to hope!

    godleyv at yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Vera, that's a lovely thing to do with the books.
      Diana

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  11. Anonymous1:32 AM

    Diana I would love to win this book. That would be hard to handle to become a bride in that way. Don't know how one could handle it. Guess they would have to make the best of it, if they had no other choice. Sounds interesting tho. She is also a new author to me. Please enter me.
    Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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  12. Maxie, if you don't win go get her book. It's fun to have found a new author that has a back list of books. I've loved everyone of them.
    Diana

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  13. I very much enjoy the books from Karen Witemeyer. I have her last book on my Nook wishlist. I would love to win this book. Sounds like a very good read!

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    1. Melissa, you're entered. :)
      Diana

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  14. I absolutely love this book! It has to be my favorite. I have also read A Tailor-Made Bride, which I would have to say is my second favorite, and To Win Her Heart, which is my third. I haven't read Head in the Clouds...yet. But I am so looking forward to it because Karen is a fantastic writer.

    While I was reading this book; I fell in love. I loved the characters, the plot, and practically the entire book...no I do love the entire book. I am so into this book that I gasp at each turn in the story, and felt the emotions welling up in my eyes.

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  15. Netherland,
    I know!!! It was such a good read. I'm keeping this one on my shelf to reread again.
    Diana

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  16. Netherland - Your comments gave me a big grin this morning. I'm so glad you enjoyed Meredith and the Archers as well as my other stories. What an encouragement you gave me today! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  17. I've read few of Karen's books; I loved all, this sound also good. I would love to win this book

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I love comments they make me feel special! Thanks! Diana