Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Litfuse Review:Stealing the Preacher by:Karen Witemeyer

Stealing the Preacher
About the Book:
On his way to interview for a position at a church in the Piney Woods of Texas, Crockett Archer can scarcely believe it when he's forced off the train by a retired outlaw and presented to the man's daughter as the minister she requested for her birthday. Worried this unfortunate detour will ruin his chances of finally serving a congregation of his own, Crockett is determined to escape. But when he finally gets away, he's haunted by the memory of the young woman he left behind--a woman whose dreams now hinge on him.

For months, Joanna Robbins prayed for a preacher. 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. A man to help her discover answers to the questions that have been on her heart for so long. But just when it seems God has answered her prayers, it turns out the person is there against his will and has dreams of his own calling him elsewhere. Is there any way she can convince Crockett to stay in her little backwoods community? And does the attraction between them have any chance of blossoming when Joanna's outlaw father is dead set against his daughter courting a preacher?

Karen Witemeyer
About the Author:
Karen Witemeyer is a bestselling historical romance author who believes the world needs more happily-ever-afters. She holds a master's degree in psychology from Abilene Christian University and is a member of ACFW, RWA, and her local writers' guild. Stealing the Preacher is her fifth novel. Karen lives with her husband and three children in Abilene, Texas. Learn more at www.karenwitemeyer.com.

My Review:
 Joanna and her mother had tried for quite awhile to get Joanna's father saved. But to no avail it has yet to come to pass. But on Joanna's mom's death bed she asked Joanna to continue the fight to find a preacher to revive their old community church. So that maybe just maybe that wish of spending eternity with her husband may actually come to pass. So when it was about time for Joanna's birthday to roll around the only birthday wish she had was that they find a preacher to take over their church. She ended up getting her wish when her outlaw father showed up with a bound preacher.

 Crockett has come this way in search of a church to minister to. The train ride proved to be a little scary when it was high jacked by some outlaw train robbers which just happened to be looking for a preacher? Hmmm... I wonder why?!

 This book was an awesome read! It had tons of comical situations. I loved the magnetism between Joanna and Crockett. This is the first time I have ever read a novel by Karen Witemeyer but it most definitely won't be the last.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me for free for my honest review by Litfuse.