Monday, June 17, 2013

Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer ~ Litfuse Blog tour with review and giveaway

Stealing the Preacher

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; 1 edition (June 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764209663
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764209666
  • This book is also available as an e-book.

  • June 1, 2013
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.
My take on this  book:
When an outlaw's daughter want's a preacher for her birthday, what's her outlaw daddy to do but have someone  go out and kidnap,or preachernap,one for her! After all it's Joanna Robbins twenty-first birthday and she deserved something big, after all she is still grieving the loss of her mother.Truth is Jo has been praying for a preacher to come along and help revive their little community church, but she never imagined the lengths her father would go to to bring a preacher to her. When her father kidnaps Crockett Archer and brings him home for her birthday she knows she will have to let him go because he has other plans, but she can't help but hope he might decide to stay! 
I found myself immediately drawn to this book because of the cover,and title,after all I couldn't imagine what "Stealing The Preacher" might entail, but I have to say it was the attention grabbing story that kept me turning the pages to see where and what would happen next! I found myself loving these characters and even understanding the reasoning of why Joanna's father did what he did!  I loved the lively conversations that literally brings the story to life. I also enjoyed the historical feel of the story! Fans of historical fiction that enjoy stories that provide  more than a few laughs along with several smiles, a lively cast of characters and a nice, inspirational romance  will find themselves devouring "Stealing The Preacher" in one sitting, I know that I did! An unputdownable read for me!

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

Karen is “kindling” the excitement for her novel 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!)


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