Thursday, July 18, 2013
Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer
Stealing the Preacher is the second book in the Archer book series by Karen Witemeyer. It is is a historical christian fiction book, and my favorite of this genre now! Even though it is the second book in the series you do not need the first to read this one, but I do recommend it if you want to read it see this post.
Crockett Archer is on his way to interview for a position as a preacher. On the way there the train he is riding on is held up and he is taken captive. The head of the gang that takes him hostage is a retired outlaw and he takes Crockett back to his home to his daughter whose birthday wish was for a minister. When Crockett finally is able to leave to go see if the position is available his mind keeps going back to Joanna Robbins, the outlaws daughter, that has been praying for a preacher to fill the position in her area and hopefully lead her dad to God. Even though Crockett feels he is being lead to lead the people in the town he was to interview, God has other plans for him to become the preacher for Joanna's church. There is a spark between Joanna and Crockett will it lead to more, will Crockett be able to lead Silas, Joanna's dad to God? If you want to know then you will just have to read this book because I don't want to spoil the ending.
There is some humor, romance, religion, and some dark situations in this book which made me laugh and cry. I love romance in Christian books because it is not over done and smutty. Religion wise it has a lot more then most Christian fiction because the story is based around a preacher. It was really nice to get to know Crockett more in this book because there wasn't much to him in the first story. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books that will be in this series and getting to know the rest of the Archer men too.
I received a free copy from Bethany Publishing Company for an honest review.