|Short Straw Bride|
Short Straw Bride
By Karen Witemeyer
(Bethany House, 2012)
I listened to Short Straw Bride as an audible.com download. A great listen!
Karen Witemeyer's Short Straw Bride reflects themes of parental death, responsibility for family, and isolation from other as a means of protection. Set in post-Civil War Texas, a young girl, Meredith Hayes, crosses the line onto Archer land. The young men, orphans, have as their family head Travis Archer, the oldest boy.
Travis blames himself for his father's death. His guilt and a commitment he made to his father imprisons him and his brothers on their land.
A decade later, Meredith overhears something that sends her back to the Archers. All these years, she has harbored feelings for Travis. An adult orphan now, her aunt and uncle are pushing her into an unsuitable marriage.
I love the "Short Straw Bride" title and the theme in the book, which was very clever. And Meredith has a physical issue that Karen well incorporates into the storyline.
Don't miss out on this! And if you enjoy audiobooks, I highly recommend this latest release by Karen Witemeyer!
Karen Witemeyer's books can be purchased at Amazon, CBD, B & N, Lifeway and other Christian book stores.
Giveaway: Karen is giving away a signed copy of SSB this week and we are offering a choice of any of Karen's books, choice of format (international winners ebook only.)