Thursday, June 20, 2013

Stealing the Preacher Book Review

Oh, you are going to love this little romance! Stealing the Preacher written by Karen Witemeyer is full of surprises and laughs! Just tag along and read with enjoyment how Joanna is doing her best to make sure that Crockett does not become a preacher!

Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:
A cowboy who wants to be a preacher. An outlaw's daughter who wants to change his mind. 
On his way to interview for a position at a church in the Piney Woods of Texas, Crockett Archer can't believe it when he's forced off the train by an outlaw and presented to the man's daughter as the preacher she requested for her birthday. He's determined to escape-which would be much easier if he could stop thinking about Joanna Robbins and her unexpected request.

For months, Joanna had prayed for a minister. A man to breathe life back into the abandoned church at the heart of her community. A man to assist her in fulfilling a promise to her dying mother.  
But just when it seems her prayers have been answered, it turns out the parson is there against his will and has dreams of his own calling him elsewhere. Is there any way she can convince Crockett he ended up right where he was supposed to be?
This was a really funny, strange tale about a good girl who had promised her mother on her deathbed that she would keep praying that her Daddy got saved before it was too late. You see, her father is an outlaw and Joanna has a little church going but it has no pastor.

She finds out that the next town over is going to get a new one and she convinces her father to rob the stagecoach or rather kidnap the pastor and bring him to their town so that she can persuade him to stay and help her pray for her father's salvation!

See, what I mean about funny? How in the heck can you pray for a man to be saved but ask him to go kidnap a pastor no less and bring him home to their town so that they will have a pastor instead of the other town?? It blew my mind. Of course, this girl is only 21 and maybe she didn't get it I guess that she was sort of committing a crime.

Lucky for her Crockett wasn't a mean man or she would have been in hot water! Well, she does get into some hot water but it's the falling in love kind of hot water and I wonder where this is going to lead since she had her father take him against his will!

You will love the lighthearted pace that this nice little romance takes even though it's got cowboys and robbers in it, they are not mean and don't murder anyone. They are good neighbors and don't bother anyone so it was kind of a hoot to read about the exploits of Joanna's father and all the praying that Joanna did to save him!

Happy Reading!

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.