Meredith Hayes was rescued by Travis Archer as a young girl. As a woman, she continues to dream of her cowboy in shining armor - until she overhears that his enemies want to steal his land. Meredith can't let down the man who helped her so many years before - but will the price be too high?
This is such a fun story! The layers in this book make it both suspenseful and a joy to read. On one hand, you've got a group of handsome farmers who haven't been off their land in years - and a few spunky young women brave enough to venture inside their gated enclosure. On the other, there are ruffians determined to remove these rightful landowners by any means possible - and they're willing to go to great lengths to achieve their goals. Shy preachers, mouth-watering cinnamon rolls, loyal horses, and danger all mix together to create an action-packed, yet romantic story of faith and trust.
I'll definitely be seeking out more of Witemeyer's work. I love how she discussed spiritual lessons that each character needed to learn and issues each had to work through without beating you over the head with it. Each spiritual truth is timeless and something that most of us work through at one time or another, and so the reader can really glean something from this more-than-fluff work, but she'll have a great time doing so.
I received a free copy of Short Straw Bride from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.