Review: Prepare for a funny, joyful ride where absurd things happen to good people. Where the new preacher-come-to town is abducted and given as a birthday gift to a young woman by her father.
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.
Laugh at the antics of the folks in the community as they get the old church started back up again. Holding a church-painting and church-picnic at the same time. The devious wiles of a young woman intent on snagging the preacher as her beau.
The crimes of the past shadowing the good folk of today. The warm, true-to-God character of the preacher as he works with and ministers to the area folk.
The call of God. The soul needing redemption. The heart that breaks. The heart that loves.
Snag a copy of this delightful book for a hard-to-put-down read this summer. You'll be glad you did and will want to pass it along to other readers you know.
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DISCLOSURE: I was given a complimentary copy of Stealing the Preacher by Litfuse Publicity Group on behalf of Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing Group and the author, Karen Witemeyer for the purpose of facilitating my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own.
About the author: Karen Witemeyer is a 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. Find out more about Karen at http://www.karenwitemeyer.com.