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Stealing The Preacher By Karen Witemeyer

Much to my husband’s dismay I am never far from a book. Since purchasing an iPad it’s made me even closer to a book any time, any place. Heck now I don’t even need a light to read, which only means he can go to bed sooner and I can spend half the night up reading which has been known to happen…almost weekly. It’s so easy for me to get lost in a book and don’t even get me started on a series. If I read one…I have to read them all. This tends to mean a lot of my spare time is spent with my nose buried in a book and it’s truly a blessing that I can read quickly.

This week on my nightstand you would have found Stealing The Preacher by Karen Witemeyer.

Stealing The Preacher by Karen Witemeyer

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?


My Thoughts On Stealing The Preacher

Wow when I picked this title I did not see this has the story would start off.  Keep in mind that I rarely read the backs of books so everything I have to go off of is generally what the cover looks like and the title.  By the title and the front of the book I knew this book would be about stealing the preachers heart but I did not see Mr. Archer being kidnapped form a train while on his way to a new hopeful job, all because the kidnappers daughter asked for a preacher for her birthday!

The humor between the two main characters (Jo and Crockett) is wonderful and almost makes me think the book ended to soon.  Their humor reminds me a lot of my husband and I, both of us are ready for a witty answer and happy to laugh at our own expense to bring a smile to the other ones face.  I think this is what truly peaked my interest with this being one of my first books from Karen Witemeyer .  I look forward to reading more of Karen Witemeyer books and hoping that the witty and light humor exists between all her characters.

What is your favorite genre to read? Can we find a book on your nightstand? If so what is it? Last good book you read?

I purchase most of my books through Amazon or Barnes & Noble because it’s easy to have them delivered wirelessly instantly. I can’t stand to wait on a good book! 🙂

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  • Debbie Welchert

    I really like Stephen King and Dean Koontz books the best. This book does sound interesting and something my daughter and son-in-law would love to read. I will have them check it out.

  • Karen Witemeyer

    Hi, Brandy. I’m so glad you decided to give Stealing the Preacher a try. My style of writing does tend to incorporate humor on a regular basis, so I’m glad you enjoyed that aspect. My husband and I laugh together, too. For me, laughing together just enhances the romance and helps us keep a positive frame of mind even when life gets hard. And laughing with my kids is a must.

    If you enjoyed the Archers, you might like Short-Straw Bride. I usually don’t write series, but I have three Archer stories. Short-Straw Bride is Travis and Meredith’s story, Stealing the Preacher is Crockett’s, and Neill’s story is told in a novella called A Cowboy Unmatched which is part of the collection, A Match Made in Texas and will be released as an e-single on May 6.

    Thank so much for the review!