Thursday, October 11, 2012

Short Straw Bride - A Review

I have always enjoyed reading books by Karen Witemeyer and this book is no exception.  This author develops characters that just make you want to smile.
We meet Meredith Hayes.  She is a young woman who is being encouraged into a marriage of convenience.  She secretly carries a torch for the man who caught her in a trap (literally) as a girl.  Not much is known about the mysterious Archer clan but she is certain of the kindness she experienced years earlier.  When a plan is overheard to threaten the Archer family’s future she feels an obligation to warn them.
Travis Archer has raised his younger brothers on their ranch isolated from the threat of the outside world.  He has promised his dying father that he will never leave the ranch.  Meredith Hayes comes into his world for a second time and he will never be the same.  What do these men know about being around a woman?  No much it would seem but learning how to treat Miss Hayes is hilarious.    This story will warm your heart and show how trusting God with your family’s safety is a never-ending battle.
I was given this book in exchange for this review by Bethany Publishers.  The opinion is my own.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hello World!

Ahhh.  I'm back!  This last year has been a crazy ride.  In the last year we have built a house and moved.  I know alot of people build houses but we do almost all of the work ourselves...  Nights and weekends for a little over a year were dedicated to construction.  My husband has an amazing ability to use his hands to build homes.  He works full time at a desk job and then builds in the remaining time. 

For the last month we have been unpacking, starting a new school and settling into country life. We moved from living on a city lot to 20 acres in to country.   It is so amazing to look out my bedroom window at night and see countless number of starts.

I have been without the internet on my computer for the last month and a half.  It is great to be back.  I can't wait to share all the things I have discovered.