Thursday, August 15, 2013

Stealing the Preacher (Book Review)

From the cover
Inspirational Historical Romance's Rising Star

On his way to interview for a position at a church in the Piney Woods of Texas, Crockett Archer can scarcely believe it when he's forced off the train by a retired outlaw and presented to the man's daughter as the minister she requested for her birthday. Worried this unfortunate detour will ruin his chances of finally serving a congregation of his own, Crockett is determined to escape. But when he finally gets away, he's haunted by the memory of the young woman he left behind--a woman whose dreams now hinge on him.

For months, Joanna Robbins prayed for a preacher. 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. A man to help her discover answers to the questions that have been on her heart for so long. But just when it seems God has answered her prayers, 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 to stay in her little backwoods community? And does the attraction between them have any chance of blossoming when Joanna's outlaw father is dead set against his daughter courting a preacher?

I really loved this book. It was full of Godly values and true romance and love without sex. I love how Crockett and Jo started falling in love from the first day they met. I enjoyed Karen Witemeyer's writing style. This book was a good combination of dialogue and description.

There was a small part in the story where another woman tried to win Crockett away, but thankfully he saw right through it. haha I am not a big fan of drama in books. This was definitely a feel good type book.

My only real complaint again would be that the book ended too abruptly. I want to see their lives in the future, more of a saga I guess.

This review is for Bethany House Publishing. I was not compensated for this review but I did receive a free copy of the book in trade for my review. All opinions are my own.


Joel and Jess Odell said...

I don't like abrupt endings. It makes me feel left in the dark and I have so many unanswered questions!

Jess @ The Odell Yodel

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a fun book!! Thanks for sharing!

Susannah said...

What a fun sounding book!

Rachel Emma of Daydream Frenzy said...

I've been looking for another fun read! Awesome! :)

Rachel Emma
Daydream Frenzy