Friday, May 25, 2012

Short-Straw Bride

Hello World,

I know I've been reviewing books like mad this week, but I had the pleasure of getting three books in the mail. I love getting books in the mail, and it's such a delight when  I get other treats too :-)  Our featured author today sent some fun knick-knacks for you guys.

How cool is that!  So here's the question what is your all time favorite book? Once you comment on the bottom I will put your names in a raffle and choose.  You have until this coming Tuesday and I will announce the winner on my next fiction review.  Have fun and I'm hoping we can get some great replies :-)

Short-Straw Bride...  How do I describe an incredibly amazing, funny, and down to earth book.  The Archer brothers have been sworn to protect their land and not allow anyone to steal it away from them, because of this commitment the handsome foursome become quite the recluses.   In walks in Miss Meredith Hayes (literally she walks on their land).  Having a debt to pay to the eldest brother she risks her life to tell them of a dangerous plot to buy them out of their land.  What happens after this meeting is a witty camaraderie where  the honorable four feel obligated to repay a good deed for a good deed.

I don't know how Ms. Witemeyer does it but each time she comes up with a unique story line that surpasses all other books.  Recently I have been inundated with sea books, don't get me wrong I like a good sea tale, but it is really refreshing to read such a well blended book where the plot is a rare find.  I found myself on edge wondering what would happen next.  There were also parts where I was laughing so hard I nearly peed my pants :-) The conversations were in depth, and meaningful.  I also loved how the side characters interacted with the main characters.  It truly was a fun read.  I hope you read Short-Straw Bride.

Ephesians 6:18 NASB
Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere.

What a command!  Holy (as my brother in-law would say) doesn't it knock your socks off.  Pray at all times, during breakfast, work, playing, reading, and bedtime.  And on every occasion, birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, and Father's day.  Stay alert, like when you're taking a test, and be persistent never giving up, like when one of my sweet bebs wants a treat.  For all Christians everywhere.