Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Giveaway of Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer, ends Monday July 16

Drama, Chemistry, Action!
Did I say chemistry? Oh, mercy, does this book cook on a Bunson burner of romance and suspense!

Meredith has loved Travis Archer since she was a child, rescued by his gallantry after schoolyard bullies caused her a mishap on Archer land. A decade later, she must come to his rescue when a wicked man's ambition puts the Archers in the crosshairs. Her unchaperoned arrival would compromise her reputation unless one of the bachelor brothers agrees to marry her. The Archer men draw straws for her hand, and the rest of the story explodes off the page with color, effervescence and sizzle you won't want to miss!

Passion abounds in Texas between a rugged rancher and one feisty girl. Travis must learn to release the death grip he holds on everything under his control. Behind his uber-masculine facade beats a deliciously vulnerable heart, one that the reader will latch onto with the same tight hold. Meri longs to believe that she is desirable and not merely a responsibility. The emotion and tension simmer until that last satisfying page turn.

This is the best book yet by a very gifted writer, Karen Witemeyer. Still holding my smelling salts close after swooning hard for this one!

I have read all of Karen's books, and this is my favorite so far. She holds a Masters degree in Psychology, and it really shows in the depth of her characterization.  I really wanted to keep my influencer copy, but then I decided this story is so good, someone else deserves a chance to read it. I am giving my gently used copy away to one random commenter, to be chosen on Monday, July 16th. Please be sure to leave your email addy with your comment so I can contact the winner.


  1. I love your review! Bunsen burner... smelling salts... ha! Sounds like my kind of book! :) I've been looking forward to reading this for a while. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.


  2. The book sounds great! Just found your blog through the Christian Fiction Bloggers group on GoodReads. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.


  3. sold me on this book! I keep hearing about it and would love a chance to get my hands on it!

    sherrinda (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. Good morning!
    Just wanted to give you a shout for your nice review. No need to enter me, thank you. I've read the book, already.
    You said :'Still holding my smelling salts close after swooning hard for this one!'
    Haha! I think I'll join you on this one! It was REALLY good, indeed!


  5. Thsnks, Kathleen for your great review and chance two win! i have read some of Karen's novels, and am looking forward to this one.


  6. Great review! Like you I have enjoyed all of Karen's books thus far. I'm sure this one will be no different... Thanks for being willing to pass your copy along=)

  7. I keep seeing this book pop up. I would love to win a copy of it!



  8. Wow sounds like a good romance book....soo looking forward to reading Karen Witemeyer's new book...'Short-Straw Bride'.......I have shatred on facebook and twitter and I am a follower through feedburner.......babyruthmac16ATyahooDOTcom

  9. Thanks, ladies, for sharing my enthusiasm over this fun read. Appreciate all of your comments. Good luck to all of you!

  10. OH I agree! Grab the fan! This is my fav of Karen's books, too. So much chemistry. I never liked Chemistry in school. But I sure do love it now! Great review, my friend.

  11. Thanks for the great Review, please enter me in your Giveaway, the Book sound so good.


  12. Thanks so much for the great review and giveaway! I've never read anything by Karen, but I'm looking forward to it. =)


  13. This book looks wonderful! Count me in!


  14. Oooh, please enter my name in the drawing! Love her books. Almost have all of them, this one would complete the collection! Can't wait to get my hands on it!


  15. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Looks like a good story for sure and your review definitely made me more interested! Never read any of Karen's books, but I'm gonna have to start!


  16. Please enter my name in the drawing!


  17. thanks for sharing your beloved novel w/ us...please count me in :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  18. I can't wait for the drawing I would love to win this book. I've read the review and it's the type of book that I read. I also like brides stories I collect them all. She is a new author for me and I'm hoping to add her to my list of authors that I read. Thanks for having this drawing. Good Luck on this book and the rest of your books Karen.

    Mary Duff
    6 Erskine St., Apt. 101
    Presque Isle, ME

  19. Love all of her stuff, and can't wait to read this one!!

  20. Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway and the opportunity to read the book.


  21. Kristina shieldsJuly 15, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    I read the beginning of the book and loved it so far. Would love to read the rest! Thx for the giveaway!

  22. I enjoyed reading Karen's other books and can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win this book!


  23. Congratulations to Jenny Cohen! drew your name for Karen Witemeyer's book. I'll be emailing you shortly.

    Thank you to everyone who entered or stopped by. I'll be conducting another great Christian fiction giveaway soon.