Title: SHORT-STRAW BRIDE
Author: Karen Witemeyer
Publisher: Bethany House
No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But one of the Archer boys was kind to Meredith twelve years ago when she got her foot stuck in a trap, and when she overhears a plan to burn them off their land, she feels she needs to warn them.
Travis Archer promised his pa he’d never leave Archer land. Yet, he did when he rescued a young girl from a trap and carried her home. Now, she’s back spouting nonsense about someone trying to burn their home/barn down in order to force them to sell out.
But the plan to warn the Archers backfire when first they are skeptical, then they don’t allow her to leave. And soon her reputation is in jeopardy. And soon she finds herself as nothing more than a SHORT-STRAW BRIDE.
SHORT-STRAW BRIDE is a book that sounded fun, entertaining, and a great historical. And it did have it’s moments. At times Meredith is a very strong, courageous woman. And other times she gets a bit whiney. Just like real people, sometimes. Travis is a wounded hero, blaming himself for the past. He’s a true man, strong and courageous, yet a bit hard-headed sometimes.
If you are looking for a good historical romance, then SHORT-STRAW BRIDE is a book to consider. It is a different sort of forced marriage story. $14.99. 368 pages.