With her signature blend of humor, history, and lively western romance, two-time RITA Award finalist and best-selling author Karen Witemeyer delivers a Texas love story sure to steal your heart.
Stealing the Preacher ( The Archer Brothers Book 2 ) By Karen Witemeyer, Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
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?
REVIEW by LAWonder10:
This was a very entertaining recorded book! It was humorous, adventurous, amusing, annoying and delightful all in one production!
Crocket was a self-made preacher. He and his elder brother were forced to raise the younger brothers when the were in their early youth. Crocket was the one enthralled with the Bible and tried to instill its teachings into the minds of his siblings since there was no church nearby. As he grew older he had the chance to preach to larger congregations. Now, he was on his way to interview for a chance to have his own congregation in a real church... That is until the incredible, unexpected event happened!
Set in early western days, this is a story the reader will want to put down until it is through.
This audio book was narrated by Cynthia Darlow who had the perfect accent and tone for this story. The only problem with her narration was her inconsistency in maintaining the "Baritone" voice of Crocket. Over half the time, his "voice' sounded high pitched and slightly pathetic. Other than that, she did an excellent job including her very apt, pleasant singing voice.
It was an inspirational, uplifting historical fiction with topics of loss, lawlessness, redemption, forgiveness, religious values and principles, plus, romance.
I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating on Narration and Five Stars rating on the story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warm-hearted historical romances with a flair of humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. A transplant from California, Karen came to Texas for college, met a cowboy disguised as a computer nerd, married him, and never left the state that had become home. Winner of the HOLT Medallion, ACFW Carol Award, Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, National Reader's Choice Award, and a finalist for both the RITA and Christy Awards, Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. She also loves to reward her readers. Every month she gives away two inspirational historical novels to someone from her newsletter list and offers substantial bonus content on her website. To learn more about Karen and her books, or to join her subscriber list, please visit Website
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