Wednesday, June 12, 2013

#BOOK REVIEW “Stealing the Preacher” Kindle Fire Giveaway and Author Chat Party {6/18} with Karen Witemeyer! @LITFUSE

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!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 18th!


 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?

Purchase a copy here.

Learn more at Karen’s website.

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 

Reader review . . . 

Crockett Archer was on his way to be interviewed for the position of pastor when the train he was on was stopped by a band of outlaws.  To everyone's surprise, the gun-wielding bandits did not want money or jewels; they only wanted to kidnap the preacher.  While Crockett can't figure out why anyone would want to kidnap him, he goes willingly to spare the lives of his fellow travelers.  The situation becomes even stranger when he is taken to a ranch and told that he is a birthday  present for the outlaw's daughter.  It seems that Joanna has been praying for a preacher to come along to keep her home church alive.  When her father asked her what she wanted for her birthday, he took her up on her joking answer that all she wanted was a preacher.  As Crockett and Joanna both answer the call of God on their respective lives, will they also answer their hearts?

A sweet, Christian western romance suitable for all ages, this novel has enough suspense and danger to keep the reader's attention.  Crockett was featured in an earlier novel, Short Straw Bride, but his character is more fully developed this time.  The relationship between Crockett and Jackson, a young boy who lives nearby, was especially endearing.

3.5 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Litfuse Publicity Group<> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  



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