No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a 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 comes across 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 prompt him to attempt to rescue her 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 as merely a short-straw bride?
You know how Amazon and Christianbook.com have star ratings for books? And how five stars are the best? Well, Short-Straw Bride is a 5 Toe-Curler! Oh la la, but Witemeyer knows how to build romantic tension, how to tantalize her reader, how to deliver the most spine-tingling, goosebump-raising interludes that call for the fainting couch to be brought up from the basement! What? You don't own a fainting couch? Well then read this book while lying on the ground or it could be injurious to your health!
Purely enchanting -- the author manages to create an almost magical bond between Travis and Meredith from their youthful encounter and then builds it into a crescendo of emotions. It's funny, touching, dramatic, frustrating, endearing, faith-promoting...all the good things that make a story more then just a good read. This is one awesome book filled with characters you'll come to love (and hate) and a fast-paced story that you'll want to slow down lest the ending come to soon. A don't miss read for every romance lover's list.
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