Short-straw Bride

Short-straw Bride

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Baker & Taylor
When Meredith Hayes overhears a lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, she treads on dangerous territory to warn Travis Archer and stand by his side against an enemy that threatens them both.

Baker Publishing Group
When repaying a debt suddenly goes awry, Meredith finds four brothers drawing straws for her hand! Can the future hold love for this short-straw-bride?

& Taylor

When Meredith Hayes overhears a lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, she treads on dangerous territory to warn Travis Archer and stand by his side against an enemy that threatens them both. Original.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, c2012
ISBN: 9780764209659
Branch Call Number: Fiction Wit
Characteristics: 363 p. ; 22 cm


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Apr 13, 2018

Loved it.

Apr 17, 2017

This book was awesome, cute, emotional, adventurous, and lovely. I really loved it.

Nov 20, 2016

For the first half of this book, I was in love. It was one of the best I'd read in a long time. Every page had me laughing or holding my breath. I'm not Christian, but it was light spirituality peppered through that I could enjoy. Well....I was extremely disappointed for the last half of the book. Around the time of the wedding, the plot entirely fell apart and began dragging forward and back. The author couldn't pick one disaster and stick with it, so there was a new one every chapter. Worst of all the characters started acting like dimwits. Even the way the Scripture passages were being interpreted stopped making sense. I think it was a very clear case of writer's block and needing to make a deadline. I tried to kind of imagine it was a choose-your-own-ending. I'm tempted to see if her other books are better, but afraid to find out.

Mar 11, 2016

This was a fantastic book by Witemeyer. The plot and characters are very fun. I have enjoyed all of Karen's books. Her motto that the world needs more happily-ever-afters is very true. Witemeyer's stories combine adventure, suspense, Texas settings, great morals, and loveable characters. For Witemeyer fans, Short-Straw Bride is the first installment in the Archer Brothers series.

Dec 03, 2015

I would say that this book was engaging, hooking, and kept me at the edge of my seat. With the exception that Travis swears in it, with it excluded, I would easily say that it was an ok read. I don't personally enjoy explicit material books and Old West romance books, or any book for that matter, are fine without it. God bless!

Feb 02, 2015

Fun reading for when you need something light.

Oct 18, 2014

Entertaining light chick-lit - just right for some holiday reading!

May 03, 2014

wow, after reading such opposing comments i'm checking this book out.

Apr 11, 2014

This book was cheesy Christian-romantic-fiction awesome-ness. Loved how the author played into the stereotype of the Texan sitting on the deck with a shot-gun at their side.

The Hero - Travis - was well written and actually had character development throughout the novel. The Heroine - Meredith - not so much. Near the end, when she refused to listen to reason (yet again) I was like "Seriously! Have you learned nothing?" However, I could accept the ridiculous, because that is what I was expecting out of the story.

I enjoyed the cast of supporting characters - the Archer Brothers are fun. Can't wait to read the next installment in the series. :)

Sep 28, 2013

@Einmyria you must have fallen asleep or something while reading this....after they got married, he was just being sweet and claiming her like, "I'm not gonna let anything happen to you." it wasn't abusive at all. Neither of their personalities changed either, it was just that it showed more of each of their thoughts than it did in the beginning. Maybe you should finish the book before you give it a bad rating...I LOVED this book and I can't wait to read more just like it!!!

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Aug 22, 2012

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