I've read some truly awesome books lately. One of them is "Short-Straw Bride" by Karen Witemeyer.
I found myself relating to Meredith in her struggle to do the right thing, but having it somehow go all wrong. Karen did an excellent job of showing the difficulties Meredith encountered with the Archer men, Travis in particular. Chapter after chapter begs you to continue reading until it's way past time to do something else (sleep, for example).
I highly recommend any and all of Karen Witemeyer's books.
No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a twelve-year-old debt compels her to take the risk.Fourteen years of constant vigilance hardens a man. Yet when Travis Archer confronts a female trespasser with the same vivid blue eyes as the courageous young girl he once aided, he can't bring himself to send her away. And when an act of sacrifice leaves her injured and her reputation in shreds, gratitude and guilt send him riding to her rescue once again.Four brothers. Four straws. One bride. Despite the fact that Travis is no longer the gallant youth Meredith once dreamed about, she determines to stand by his side against the enemy that threatens them both. But will love ever be hers? Or will Travis always see her merely as a short-straw bride?
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