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Karen Witemeyer

Karen Witemeyer

Karen Witemeyer holds a master's degree in psychology from Abilene Christian University and is a member of ACFW, RWA, and the Abilene Writers Guild. She has published fiction in Focus on the Family's children's magazine, and has written several articles for online publications and anthologies. Karen lives in Abilene, Texas, with her husband and three children.
Bestselling Author Offers a Lighthearted Historical Romance

Bestselling Author Offers a Lighthearted Historical Romance

(June 30, 2012)
Karen Witemeyer Offers a Lighthearted Historical Romance Full of History, Humor, and Heart.

With her first three books eagerly hailed by critics as thoughtful, powerful, and entertaining, Karen Witemeyer is one of inspirational fiction’s rising stars. Strong sales, acclaim, and award nominations follow every release. Enjoyed by fans of Cathy Marie Hake, Deeanne Gist, and Tamera Alexander, Witemeyer’s books are must-reads for lovers of Christian historical romance.

With a delightful blend of humor and history, Short-Straw Bride evokes the fun and romance of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Set in 1880s Texas, the novel follows Meredith Hayes as she attempts to repay an old debt, only to find herself more beholden than ever to her childhood hero. When their lives become entangled once again, Travis Archer will discover that he might be in need of rescue as well.

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 hardens 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.

Four brothers. Four straws. One bride. 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?

“Witemeyer scores again with fresh, strong romance... [She] plots smoothly,
writes crisp dialogue, and moves things along briskly.”

—Publishers Weekly on To Win Her Heart




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