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.


  1. Hi there, would you like to link in to “Books You Loved”. Here is the link Books You Loved August Edition
    Ps I am now following your blog. If you link in and like my blog I would appreciate you following me back.

  2. Great that you linked in 2 books. And thank you very much for following me back. Cheers

  3. Hi there, I am just making up a Pinboard for all the entries to Books You Loved: August. Pinterest wouldn't let me pin this page because it said that the image wasn't big enough. If you want to be included you can either put a pin it button somewhere on your sidebar or in this post (which will make it work fine) or you could increase the size of the cover image. Cheers

    Ps Unfortunately the same applies to your other link as well.