Sunday, July 29, 2012
Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer
The title of the book "Short-Straw Bride" will make the reader expect a love story, a romance, and truthfully--that is not the type of book I enjoy.
I LOVED this book! It is not really a romance, more a historical fiction. Okay, there's romance too. The book centers on two interesting and likeable characters and their interesting relationship. There is a full cast of supporting characters and they are each developed nicely.
The story focuses on Meredith (an orphaned young woman caught in the deceitfulness of her aunt and uncle) and Travis (a reclusive young man who is the head of his reclusive family of brothers). I do not want to give away details, so I'll leave it at that. It's a great story, full of humor and misunderstandings. Yes, there's love but not gushy sappy stuff. It's a fun story with a few twists.
I recommend this book! It is a quick, easy, fun read. I didn't want to put it down! The book was over before I knew it. Sometimes it's fun to read a book just for the entertainment value, and this was one such. It's a very clean, inoffensive book and I enjoyed it! Give it a try!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.
Posted by Sheila at 12:30 PM