Tuesday, June 11, 2013


About Stealing the Preacher:

A cowboy who wants to be a preacher. An outlaw's daughter who wants to change his mind.

On his way to interview for a position at a church in the Piney Woods of Texas, Crockett Archer can't believe it when he's forced off the train by an outlaw and presented to the man's daughter as the preacher she requested for her birthday. He's determined to escape-which would be much easier if he could stop thinking about Joanna Robbins and her unexpected request.

For months, Joanna had prayed for a minister. 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. But just when it seems her prayers have been answered, 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 he ended up right where he was supposed to be?

With her signature blend of humor, history, and lively western romance, two-time RITA Award finalist and bestselling author Karen Witemeyer delivers a Texas love story sure to steal your heart.

Purchase a copy here: http://ow.ly/lnKcM

Meet Karen:

Two-time RITA finalist and winner of the coveted HOLT Medallion and ACFW Carol Award, CBA bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance because she believes that the world needs more happily-ever-afters. She is an avid cross-stitcher, shower singer, and bakes a mean apple cobbler. Karen makes her home in Abilene, Texas, with her husband and three children.

Learn more about Karen and her books at www.karenwitemeyer.com.

Karen Witemeyer is "kindling" the excitement for Stealing the Preacher (Bethany House) with a Kindle Fire Giveaway and connecting with readers at her June 18th Facebook Author Chat Party!


  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer 
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends at 4pm on June 18th. Winner will be announced at the "Stealing the Preacher" Facebook Author Chat Party on June 18th. Connect with Karen for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Karen will also share an exclusive look at her next book and give away books and other fun prizes throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Stealing the Preacher and join Karen on the evening of June 18th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 18th!

My Thoughts

Crockett Archer is forced off the train to be taken on an unwanted detour.  In actuality he is kidnapped against his will to be presented to the daughter of the leader of the geriatric outlaw gang that took him from the train. He originally was on his way to Brenham, Texas where he is to be considered as a candidate to become Preacher for a local church.  

Joanna Robbins could not believe her father had given her a preacher as a birthday gift.  A kidnapped preacher at that.  Yes, she had been praying for a preacher for their church but her father should not have kidnapped one from the train. What had gotten into her father? 

When Crockett and Joanna had a chance to discuss the ere of her father's ways they finally agreed that he only did it because he loved his daughter and wanted to make her happy. Crockett could not seem to get Joanna and her birthday wish off his mind and prayed that God would show him the path in which he was to take. What is God's plan for Crockett?

I enjoy a book with humor and odd twist and turns. This book is definitely in that category. The author writes about the characters taking a path  they have cut for themselves and shows how God leads them onto a straight path putting them on the path He had intended for them all along.  This story has all the things I yearn for in a good book.  There is reconciliation, trust, faith, love, romance and much more to keep your attention to the very last page, wishing to stay with the characters a while longer.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House/Litfuse Publicity Group for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This review is my honest opinion.

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