Monday, June 24, 2013

Stealing the Preacher Book Review and Blog Tour

I read Stealing the Preacher, in exchange for honest review from Litfuse. The book was written by Karen Witemeyer and published by Bethany House.

My review:
The book started off good. Crockett was on his way to interview for a preacher position, when his train was stopped by bandits. The bandits did not come for money or jewelry, but for the preacher (as a gift for woman, turning 21. Those first scenes were intense and riveting. Joanna (Jo) Robbins enters the book in Chapter 3. She wanted a preacher for her birthday, in hopes he will handle a simple request. Joanna wanted him to recommend a pastor for their church. She also wanted her father saved. Her mother, before passing, instilled the love of Christ into Jo. Jo's father, Silas, used to led a bandit lifestyle, but living honest for the last 16 or so years.

The book is Christian-Based. It was a good read. Easy to get lost into. I love Bethany House Books. I also liked Joanna's spirit. She did not ask for much and Crockett just wanted to spread the Gospel, in a stable church home.

About the book:
A cowboy who wants to be a preacher. An outlaw's daughter who wants to change his mind. On his way to interview for a position at a church in the Piney Woods of Texas, Crockett Archer can't believe it when he's forced off the train by an outlaw and presented to the man's daughter as the preacher she requested for her birthday. He's determined to escape-which would be much easier if he could stop thinking about Joanna Robbins and her unexpected request. For months, Joanna had prayed for a minister. A man to breathe life back into the abandoned church at the heart of her community. A man to assist her in fulfilling a promise to her dying mother. But just when it seems her prayers have been answered, it turns out the parson is there against his will and has dreams of his own calling him elsewhere. Is there any way she can convince Crockett he ended up right where he was supposed to be? With her signature blend of humor, history, and lively western romance, two-time RITA Award finalist and bestselling author Karen Witemeyer delivers a Texas love story sure to steal your heart.
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About the author:
Two-time RITA finalist and winner of the coveted HOLT Medallion and ACFW Carol Award, CBA bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance because she believes that the world needs more happily-ever-afters. She is an avid cross-stitcher, shower singer, and bakes a mean apple cobbler. Karen makes her home in Abilene, Texas, with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at

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