Jan 13, Leona rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 7 comments. The romantic tension is so great; it’s one of the best marriage of convenience stories I’ve read! Once again, Karen Witemeyer has penned another wonderful read!! She is also fearless and honorable.

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Short-Straw Bride

Also, the religious aspect of the book is not shoved down your throat, but done in a heartwarming, realistic way for time, wiitemeyer, and situation. Love their names, by the way. I cannot help myself from wincing while reading the novel because I just can’t truly feel the male lead’s love towards the girl.

The plot flowed so well. What a lovely romance.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Loved the hero – an untrusting recluse who is the head of the family and protector to his 3 younger brothers for the last twelve years.

To learn more about Karen and her books, or to join her subscriber list, please visit www. I love Travis’s protector streak, his stubbo Romance in any form is quite the genre departure for me, but this book is downright huggable, and I’m glad I gave it a chance.


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And Travis, as such a fierce protector, is so very swoon-worthy! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Short straw bride karen witemeyer that, to me, is far more realistic. Of course everyone knows not to step onto it but she was kind of getting bullied and a boy threw her lunch pail into it.

Soon after, Uncle Everett shows up at the Archer homestead, furious at Meredith’s ruined reputation and determined to force one of the Archer men to marry Meredith. Travis is the eldest katen and has taken staying on one’s land to defend wwitemeyer to an obsessive level.

The aunt deserved comeuppance. He was a very fun and likeable character in Short Straw Bridebtide I am very excited for the next installment!

Karen Witemeyer, I am looking forward to reading more books by you!! Writing style – well, despite my little hatred to the plot, I must say, I do enjoy the writing style.

It was endearing to see her ride onto the Archer r 4. This was my second time reading this book and I started it at about 9: The christian aspect was subtle and not overly preachy. Anyway, I didn’t bother me that much, and I was able to go with it, but Kaden simply thought that the way it was delivered was a bit implausible.


You know a narrator maren good when a secondary character starts speaking and you know who it is right away, without other clues. A solid and enjoyable reading experience. Being that this short straw bride karen witemeyer a Christian romance, Biblical scripture is well integrated into the story, avoiding preachy undertones.

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Short Straw Bride grabbed me right from the start, pulling me into Meredith and Travis’s story. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Our heroine, Meredith, was sweet, yet strong-willed perhaps too much? Paperbackpages. I loved all the characters, and really connected to bridd emotions.

An inspiring message about being a good neighbor and opening your heart to others is deftly sewn into this plot. But will love ever be hers? Uhmmm, I don’t think strww.

And this is one of those cases.