6/04/2013

Stealing the Preacher...Literally!

My Thoughts:  Who in the world robs a train and steals a preacher?  Silas Robbins!  A story that will have you laughing at the improbability of this happening, and crying at the tender moments of the story.  Definitely not a boring hysterical, historical novel.  This story was a breath of fresh air with the quirkiness of the characters, and the way they all joined together to make a story.  At times it seemed there were too many characters but Ms. Witemeyer done an excellent job joining everyone together making a wonderful, enjoyable story.  While this was the second in the series, it does stand alone enough to know what is happening without referring constantly to the previous books.  However reading the previous book, will help you to understand the character of Crockett Archer more.  Overall my opinion of this book, is a great story, that is interesting, funny and enjoyable, twisted into a great love story.  Not overtly mooshy and lovey dovey, but a great story of strong characters willing to love strongly.  4.5 stars.  This book was provided for review purposes only.  No payment was received for this review.  
  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.
Find out more about Karen athttp://www.karenwitemeyer.com. 

Book Trailer 
 

Stealing The Preacher book trailer
Stealing The Preacher book trailer


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!

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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!)




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