Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Stealing the Preacher



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 Review:

The perfect combination of passionate romance liberally laced with humour! I was chuckling and swooning from beginning to end. And a warning to people who read on public transit -- there are enough laugh out loud moments in Stealing the Preacher that your fellow commuters will start looking at you oddly. Bonus though, you'll get a seat all to yourself!

Boasting one of the most innovative opening scenes I've ever read, Stealing the Preacher is peppered with surprises throughout the book. One of the most compelling ones, is the solid inspirational thread born of heartache and humour.

A delectable read that will leave you smiling days after you reach the end.

Giveway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Stealing the Preacher, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 9 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


  1. I absolutely adore Karen Witemeyer's books and can't wait to read this one!

    Thanks so much

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

  2. Sweet review, Kav, for a great read! I'm with Faye - I adore Witemeyer's books, too. :)

    No need to enter me, as I've already had the pleasure of reading this one!


  3. I am so excited about this book. Karen is such a fun writer. Thanks, Kav!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  4. Great review! I love Karen's books and I'm looking forward to reading this new one.

    Thanks for the giveaway! : )

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

  5. I'm so looking forward to reading this new book by Karen Witemeyer. It sounds like it will be fun to read. I love laugh-out-loud lines in novels.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

  6. Oh, I've been wanting to read this book after reading and enjoying Karen's others! This one ought to be great! :)


  7. This one looks so cute! Love the cover...thanks for the chance!

  8. Her books are awesome! I've re-read To Win Her Heart and Short-Straw Bride several times. She does such a good job of making the reader feel the emotion of the characters. I can't wait to read Crockett's story in her new book!


  9. I think we're all in agreement that we adore Karen's writing! Good luck everyone!

  10. i hope i get a free book i am a blogger and reviewer so when i see a chance to win a free book i comment tytyty Gods Peace :O)

  11. I love Karen's books - they always leaving me wishing for more! This one sounds great and would love to put my name in the giveaway! This one is definitely on my TBR list! Thank you Kav for featuring great Christian authors!

    God's blessings!


  12. I have read all of Karen`s books up to this am have thoroughly enjoyed them! Would love to win this book.

  13. If you've read Karen's other books then you'll recognize a tie-in. :-) Good luck Lorlyn and Melissa!

  14. I LIKE THIS REVIEW! I'd be thrilled to win the book, please include me!

    Thanks, Kav. :)

    g.gclermont AT gmail DOT com

  15. Karen Witemeyeer is one of most favorite authors! Thank you for the review.


  16. Oh Kav, thanks for having this give-away. I've been trying to win this book. It loos and sounds great. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  17. Karen's books are always worth the read. Love the cover.


  18. Great review. I have not read any of Karens books. I love the cover and that the book contains both history and humor. A perfect combination!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  19. Looks like a great, cute book:-) REally fun! Would love to win! :-) snowflakes2hotcakes {at} gmail {dot} com

  20. Nothing like a good Texas love story, would love to have this to read this summer! jodycarr96ATgmailDOTcom

  21. Such a cute storyline - would love to read/win the book! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!