Witmeyer, Karen. Stealing the Preacher. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers. 2013.
Seriously? Stealing the preacher? Apparently having misunderstood his daughter’s wishes to “steal” a preacher, Silas does just that and presents his daughter a real-life preacher for her birthday. His daughter, Joanna, a head-strong, independent young woman with her own agenda, deals with the preacher, her father, her mother’s dying wish and circumstances through hilarity, self confidence and her own faith in God. Throw in Crockett Archer, a stolen parson, and things get a little interesting, if not downright giddy…
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Really? Stealing the preacher? Oh how fun!!! Though a bit predictable, Karen Witmeyer did an excellent job of keeping my enthusiasm for the story through lively interaction, the effervescence of the characters, amusing circumstances (literally stealing the preacher), saving an abandoned church and finding salvation for her father…all while the participants pass through life relationships and situations. Absolutely a must read for a downright rollicking novel with a few serious life issues included!
4.5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a copy of Stealing the Preacher from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review*