Monday, September 09, 2013
Book Review: Stealing the Preacher
Stealing the Preacher is the sequel to Short-Straw Bride, which I reviewed last year, and the third Karen Witemeyer book I've read. It's definitely my favorite of her books so far! Crockett was a strong character, and Joanna was so sweet that I couldn't help but love her. Of course I was rooting for a romance between her and Crockett from the beginning, and I wasn't disappointed. :) Silas was one of my favorite characters, also . . . in spite of his rough edges and distrust of preachers (which is quite understandable when more of his history is explained near the end of the story). There was a bit of adventure and suspense, a few small tidbits about the rest of the Archer family (which I was pleased to see, having really enjoyed their characters in the first book of the series), and some good spiritual lessons woven throughout the story. I also appreciated the sweet romance, which was just that. I felt Short-Straw Bride was a bit heavy on the physical side of things, but Stealing the Preacher was very romantic without being too physical, and I really liked that. I assume there will be at least one more book in this series (at least I hope so!) and I will be looking forward to it. Thanks to Karen Witemeyer for another great read!
*I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to give a positive review, and all opinions expressed are my own.
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