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:


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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About Diana Brandmeyer

Christian author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer writes historical and contemporary romances set from the Midwest to the Mountains. She’s written Mind of Her Own, Frontier Legacy Brides, Small Town Brides, and A Time for Love, among others. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life. *affiliate links are used on this site. It won't cost you more but those extra pennies keep me stocked in tea, thank you!

23 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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 ( )

  5. 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

  6. 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. 🙂

  7. 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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