RITA Award finalist Karen Witemeyer pens heartwarming historical romances that lift the spirit and the soul. Short-Straw Bride finds Meredith Hayes struggling to let go of her childhood crush on Travis Archer - the strapping young lad who saved her as a little girl. With a sensible proposal from the eligible Roy Mitchell on the table, it’s time for her to move on. But when Meredith overhears a plot to drive Travis and his brothers off their coveted land, she has no choice but to intervene.
©2012 Karen Witemeyer (P)2012 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kimberly on 02-12-12


Where does Short-Straw Bride rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is in my top five! This is the third Karen Witemeyer story I listened to...and I love her writing! This is my favorite from her thus far!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I would say Travis, because I loved how much of a gentleman he was! He is so honorable in so many ways...wish there was such a man in real life! You get the impression throughout the story that he feels that he doesn't add up or that he doesn't deserve anything considering past events...but that was never the case in my mind. All he ever does all through the book always is for the good of others, never putting himself first. Great character!

What does Pilar Witherspoon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Haven't heard her before...but I thought she did a great job! She definitely portrayed the emotion that was there throughout the book, which I honestly haven't heard much of from other books I have listened to. It really made you feel as if you were there! She wasn't just reading the words, she acts them out too! She also did very well between all the different characters! I would listen to more from her for sure!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Lots of funny parts! Definitely laughed out loud!

Any additional comments?

The storyline was so great and hooked me right away!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Creative elbell on 20-04-13

Enjoyable and Sweet Romance

Where does Short-Straw Bride rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's on the upper end.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The author did a great job with the main characters AND the supporting "cast"-- since family was an important element of the story, the family members of both sides helped to develop the story.

Which character – as performed by Pilar Witherspoon – was your favorite?

The narrator did a fine job in differentiating the characters with the use of her voice.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the story and felt that the "religious" part supported and enhanced the story. I didn't feel like I was being preached to, through the story. It was very enjoyable listen.
I'm already looking for more by Karen Witemeyer. That's always a good sign. :)

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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