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Short Straw Bride ~ Review

Short Straw Bride
by Karen Witemeyer

When Meredith “Meri” Hayes overhears a plot to drive the Archer brothers from their ranch she determines to warn them. Twelve years have passed since Meri was rescued by Travis Archer and she feels indebted to her rescuer. But what should have been a quick warning turns into a stay of several days and a ruined reputation.

With her uncle insisting that Meri marry one of the Archer brothers to restore her honor, whats a household of men to do? Hold a straw draw of course! In Meri's eyes this solutions results in her being a duty and Travis is the loser saddled with her.

Can a long ago meeting be enough of an acquaintance to be the foundation for a marriage? Meri and Travis are about to find out? Can Meri help the Archers reach out to their neighbors and removed the barriers they've built around themselves or will Meri become a prisoner of the same fear that sent the Archers into hiding all those years ago.

But danger is lurking waiting to strike again, who will sound the next warning and what are the Archers willing to sacrifice to keep their land?

The Short Straw Bride is a lesson in the value of trust. Can Meri and Travis learn to trust each other with their hearts or will Meri forever be the Short Straw Bride and never a wife of the heart?

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishing for the purpose of this review.  All opinions expressed are my own.