Short Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer--a review

For a description of Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer, the publisher, Bethany House, has put together a Youtube video:

My thoughts:

After living for years with the resolve to protect their family land, the Archer boys have become recluses with a reputation of being trigger happy angry men who can't stand people coming on their land. What we find as the story unfolds is a group of men who are loyal to family and to promises made to their father. We find that things that we may hear are not always the truth. Someone else who shares their loyalty is Meredith Hayes who risks her life, literally, to tell the Archer boys of some trouble coming their way and tries to help them when trouble arises. What follows is a funny, witty, serious, down to earth tale that had me in tears of joy and sorrow.

Short Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer brought out many emotions in me. There were many parts where I laughed out loud. There were parts where my heart ached for the Archer boys and their pasts. There were times where I had to keep myself from getting too mad at some of the characters in the book. Because of all these emotions that the book made me feel, I can HIGHLY recommend that you too go out and read this. You will NOT be disappointed.

Disclaimer: I was provided this book by the publisher, Bethany House, in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Hi Rachel!

    Just started following your blog and really enjoy your positive and honest outlook on life. I also have 3 kids and am glad I am not the only one who has had to learn to juggle. :) Love your book reviews. I will be adding you to my blog roll and introducing you on my blog. I use secret identities sometimes (it's a weird thing of mine :) ), so look for yourself as Reading Mom!

    Keep up the good blogging!

    erin (AKA Awkward Mom)


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