Friday Photo and Winner

Magnolia

I needed something calming to look at this morning.
There is one more night of Babylon (Vacation Bible School) and tonight we
are making flutes. Tiny nails, blocks of wood and had cardboard tubes taped to the table should make for a noisy night. The kids are enjoying the crafts and that makes it fun for me.

Shadrach  

                                          

Here’s another adult having fun at VBS.
But I’m pretty sure Shadrach didn’t carry a cell phone.

Do you have VBS at your church? 

The winner of Short-Straw Bride was Melissa.

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:

FOUR BROTHERS. FOUR STRAWS. ONE BRIDE

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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