Monday, June 3, 2013

"Stealing the Preacher" by Karen Witemeyer

Crockett Archer is on his way to a interview when a group of bandits stop the train. He can't believe his ears when the main outlaw informs the train car passengers that he's searching for the preacher. How could he possibly know Crockett was on this train?

The outlaw kidnaps Crockett and soon presents him to his daughter Joanna. Crockett soon learns that Joanna has requested a preacher for her birthday. She can't believe though that her father would go to such measures to fill her request. Crockett is determined to escape the thief but soon finds out that Joanna will willingly let him go. She convinces Crockett that her father only kidnapped him out of love for his daughter and that he would never purposely hurt anyone.

Joanna admits why she wanted a preacher in the first place. The church that she loves is run-down and empty, and there is no one to occupy the pulpit. Maybe if she can find a preacher to breath life into the church, then it will have a chance to survive.

Can Joanna convince Crockett to stay and bring the community back to their church? Will Joanna's other prayers be answered in the meantime?

I thought this was a fun little read. An action packed kidnapping, an unexpected love story! What's not to like? Towards the middle of the book, it got to be a little predictable but I expected as much. If you are a fan of historical fiction, this is a nice light read. This is the first book I have read by Karen Witemeyer, but I was not disappointed. I will gladly read any more of her books! I rate this book as 4 stars! :)

I received this book for free from Litfuse to give my honest unbiased opinion.

"Stealing the Preacher" Kindle Fire Giveaway and Author Chat Party (6/18) with Karen Witemeyer!

Karen Witemeyer is "kindling" the excitement for Stealing the Preacher (Bethany House) with a Kindle Fire Giveaway and connecting with readers at her June 18th Facebook Author Chat Party!

  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer 
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends at 4pm on June 18th. Winner will be announced at the "Stealing the Preacher" Facebook Author Chat Party on June 18th. Connect with Karen for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Karen will also share an exclusive look at her next book and give away books and other fun prizes throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Stealing the Preacher and join Karen on the evening of June 18th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

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  1. Thanks for the review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Crockett and Joanna's story. Have a blessed week!

    1. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to review Stealing the Preacher! Can't wait to read some of your other work! :)