Monday, August 6, 2012

Book Spotlight: Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer

Today I wanted to introduce you readers to a book that released a couple months ago, and has been one of my favorite summer reads. The novel is entitled Short Straw Bride and it's by Karen Witemeyer. I've read several books by this author, but Short-Straw Bride is by far my favorite. Here's a little more about the book:

No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a twelve-year-old debt compels her to take the risk.

Fourteen years of constant vigilance hardens a man. Yet when Travis Archer confronts 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 send him riding to her rescue once again.

Four brothers. Four straws. One bride. Despite the fact that Travis is no longer the gallant youth Meredith once dreamed about, she determines to stand by his side against the enemy that threatens them both. But will love ever be hers? Or will Travis always see her merely as a short-straw bride?

As you can see, this book has a bit of fun, a bit of drama, and a bit of romance. All things that I love in a novel! Another thing I really enjoyed about this book was that it moved faster than some of Witemeyer's other novels. I felt like something was always happening.

If you want, click over to amazon to read the official review I posted. I've been doing some extra reading this summer, and thought I would tell everyone about one of the best books I've read.

How about you? Have you read a good book recently? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!


  1. Short-Straw Bride is a great book and I enjoyed every minute of it.

    I can't really say I have read much due to the Olympics since I watch it til midnight almost very night but I am looking forward to a few fall releases.

  2. I know what you mean about the Olympics. They get me every time! It'll be nice to have all the hub-ub over, but it's sure fun to follow those amazing athletes!