Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer

When Meredith Hayes overhears her suitor’s plot to burn down the Archer ranch, she knows she has to warn them. But when her attempt to help gets injured and ruins her reputation, Travis Archer accepts responsibility and makes her his bride. Will they ever have more than a marriage of convenience?

I really enjoyed Short-Straw Bride. Karen Witemeyer creates realistic, likable main characters and despicable villains. And the relational tension she creates is what kept me turning the page. It’s a sweet romance with a somewhat deeper plot that fills out the story and makes the characters even more endearing (or awful, depending on which character you’re referring to). It’s a great read for anyone who enjoys historical romances.

*I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my review. My opinion of this book is my own and was not influenced by the publisher or the author.