I was happy to read Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer. This is the author's fourth book. (I also must say it makes the books a little more fun to read for me personally since I know the author in real life!)
From the publisher: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 twelve-year-old debt compels her to take the risk.
Four brothers. Four straws. One bride. Despite the fact that Travis is no longer the gallant youth
Meredith once dreamed about, she determines to stand by his side against the enemy that threatens them both. But will love ever be hers? Or will Travis always see her merely as a short-straw bride?
I hope you will consider reading this wonderful book! I was drawn into this book from the prologue when young Meredith sneaks onto the Archer land to retrieve her lunch pail. Travis comes to her rescue and has been held in her heart as a hero since that day, even though she hasn't seen him again. Years later when Meredith hears of a plot to destroy the Archer ranch, she wants to warn the brothers.
I enjoyed getting to know these characters, and I definitely look forward to reading more about these brothers. It would make a great series in my opinion! I appreciate the lessons learned by both Travis and Meredith as their story progresses...lessons that make them better people and that the reader can learn from as well.
Here is a short clip about the movie as well if you'd like to watch it.
Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for sending this book to me for my honest review.
Have a day of blessings!