Short-Straw Bride

Karen Witemeyer

Short-Straw Bride


Plot Development:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  ⑩ 

Pace: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  ⑨  10

Quality of Writing: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  ⑩ 

Characters Development: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  ⑨  10 

Ease of Reading: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  ⑩ 

Publication Date: 2012

Number of Pages: 363


Summary on back cover:

No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a long standing debt compels her to take the risk.

Years of constant vigilance hardens a man. Yet when Travis Archer confronts a female trespasser with the same vivid blue eyes as the courageous young girl he once aided, he can't bring himself to send her away. And when an act of sacrifice leaves her injured and her reputation in shreds, gratitude and guilt send him riding to her rescue once again.

Despite the fact that Travis is no longer the gallant youth Meredith once dreamed about, she vows to stand by his side. But will love ever be hers? Or will Travis always see her merely as a short-straw bride?




I love, love, love this book! I’ve read it several times and it never gets old. When I read it the first time I couldn’t put it down to even eat or sleep!  This book is definitely a “feel good” book. It definitely had its cheesy parts but I really enjoyed it.  For me, the best part about it was the characters. Karen Witemeyer did an amazing job, it felt like I knew them. This isn’t your average historical book, and that’s one of the reasons I liked it so much.  As I said before, this book isn’t the most realistic, but if you want something that makes you sigh dreamily at the end, then this book is perfect for you. I know this is a short review, but I have nothing more to say! I highly recommend this book.


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