Creative Madness of Historical Author Karen Witemeyer!

Instead of the usual author interview, Margaret gave me the option of discussing some of my own “Creative Madness” and sharing one of my favorite hobbies with you. I couldn’t resist. Especially when I saw that Margaret herself shares my passion not only for reading Christian historical fiction but for cross-stitch.

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A Match Made in Texas Novellas available now as individual eBooks!

In the small town of Dry Gulch, Texas, a good-hearted busybody just can’t keep herself from surreptitiously trying to match up women in dire straits with men of good character she hopes can help them. How is she to know she’s also giving each couple a little nudge toward love?

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Trailer Tuesday: Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer

[iframe http://www.youtube.com/embed/B15ATNlSxI8?rel=0 853 480] 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. . .

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Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer {Preview}

*Reading this one now and loving every page. Review to come when this weekend’s chaos is gone.* This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingShort-Straw BrideBethany House Publishers (June 1, 2012)byKaren WitemeyerABOUT THE AUTHOR: Karen Witemeyer is a deacon’s wife and mother of three who believes the world needs more happily-ever-afters. To that end, she combines her love of bygone eras with her passion for helping women mature in Christ to craft historical romance novels that lift the spirit and nurture the soul. After growing up in California, Karen moved to Texas to attend Abilene Christian University where she earned bachelor and master’s degrees in Psychology. It was also there that she met and married her own Texas hero. He roped her in good, for she has lived in Texas ever since. In fact, she fell so in love with this rugged land of sweeping sunsets and enduring pioneer spirit, that. . .

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To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer

To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer Genre: Christian Historical Romance Pages: 352 Trade Paperback Date Published: May 2011 Publisher: Bethany House Do They Have a Fighting Chance at Love? After completing his sentence for the unintentional crime that derailed his youthful plans for fame and fortune, Levi Grant looks to start over in the town of Spencer, Texas. Spencer needs a blacksmith, a trade he learned at his father’s knee, and he needs a place where no one knows his past. Eden Spencer has sworn off men, choosing instead to devote her time to the lending library she runs in the town her father founded. When a mountain-sized stranger walks through her door and asks to borrow a book, she’s reluctant to trust him. Yet as the mysteries of the town’s new blacksmith unfold, Eden discovers hidden depths in him that tempt her heart. Eden believes she’s finally found. . .

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To Win Her Heart in stores now…

To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer Having completed his sentence for the unintentional crime that derailed his youthful plans for fame and fortune, Levi Grant looks to start over in the town of Spencer, Texas. Spencer needs a blacksmith, a trade he learned at his father’s knee, and he needs a place where no one knows his past. But small towns leave little room for secrets…. Eden Spencer has sworn off men, choosing instead to devote her time to the lending library she runs. When a mountain-sized stranger walks through her door and asks to borrow a book, she steels herself against the attraction he provokes. His halting speech and hesitant manner leave her doubting his intelligence. Yet as the mysteries of the town’s new blacksmith unfold, Eden discovers hidden depths in him that tempt her heart. Levi’s renewed commitment to his faith leads Eden to believe she’s finally. . .

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A Tailor-Made Bride up for Western Romance Award

Our very own Karen Witemeyer is a finalist in the 2010 Best Western Romance contest hosted by the Love Western Romances blog site. This site focuses mostly on general market titles, but they are open to inspirational as well, and Karen’s debut novel, A Tailor-Made Bride, was selected as one of the finalists. The winner is decided by popular vote, so please take a minute and visit the website to vote. http://www.lovewesternromances.com/2010BestWesternRomance.html Everyone who votes will have a chance to win a goodie basket full of books plus a $25 gift card from Barnes & Noble. Three other Christian authors were also named finalists, so if you haven’t read Karen’s book, stop by anyway and vote for Vickie McDonough, Tamera Alexander, or Margaret Brownley. How fabulous would it be for a Christian novel to win this award?

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Review: Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer

Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer Review by Renee Chaw Just when I thought I couldn’t enjoy a book more than A Tailor-Made Bride, Head in the Clouds comes along and I devour all 350+ pages in a day. If you are a fan of romance, ranchers, and British nobility you will love this story. Not only that but if you like to be able to relate to a heroine I don’t think you will be able to find another quite like Adelaide Proctor (at least I can’t think of one!) Adelaide is on the lookout for her storybook hero (aren’t we all *wink*) and literally falls into the arms of a man who just might be her Mr. Rochester minus the crazy wife and “broodiness.” Gideon Westcott aka Lord Mansfield (well almost, he’s third in line for that title) formally of England is now a sheep rancher in. . .

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A Tailor-Made Bride in stores today!

Brand new from Bethany House Publishers in stores today is A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer. Visit Karen at her website: www.KarenWitemeyer.com and sign up for her Newsletter! You can also meet and get to know Karen right here at Christian Historical Fiction @ CreativeMadnessMama.com through her profile. Do not forget that you can click here and go read my review. Karen is a favorite author of mine, and I am quite certain she could become a favorite author of your own.

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A Tailor-Made Bride in stores today!

Brand new from Bethany House Publishers in stores today is A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer. Visit Karen at her website: www.KarenWitemeyer.com and sign up for her Newsletter! You can also meet and get to know Karen right here at Christian Historical Fiction @ CreativeMadnessMama.com through her profile. Do not forget that you can click here and go read my review. Karen is a favorite author of mine, and I am quite certain she could become a favorite author of your own.

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FIRST Chapter: A Tailor-Made Bride

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Karen Witemeyer and the book: A Tailor-Made Bride Bethany House (June 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Karen Witemeyer for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Karen Witemeyer holds a master’s degree in psychology from Abilene Christian University and is a. . .

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A Tailor-Made Bride Giveaway

If you are a reader of my Creative Madness Mama, you might have seen my review posted yesterday of a fabulous new author Karen Witemeyer and her novel A Tailor-Made Bride. Well you can click here and go read my review, but also as a treat today head on over to author Lena Nelson Dooley’s A Christian Writer’s World to read a great interview with Karen and enter for a chance to win a copy of your own. And while you’re at it, why not give yourself another chance to win by heading on over to author Debbie Lynn Costello’s The Sword and Spirit and enter again for a separate chance to win a copy. A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer from Bethany House Publishers releases June 2010. You can also meet and get to know Karen right here at Christian Historical Fiction @ CreativeMadnessMama.com through her profile.

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A Tailor-Made Bride

A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer Genre: Christian Historical Romance Pages: 348 Date Published: June 2010 Publisher: Bethany House Publishers My rating: 5 of 5 stars When a dressmaker who values beauty tangles with a liveryman who condemns vanity, the sparks begin to fly! Jericho “J.T.” Tucker wants nothing to do with Coventry, Texas’s new dressmaker. He’s all too familiar with her kind–shallow women more devoted to fashion than true beauty. Yet, except for her well-tailored clothing, this seamstress is not at all what he expected. Hannah Richards is confounded by the man who runs the livery. The unsmiling fellow riles her with his arrogant assumptions and gruff manner while at the same time stirring her heart with unexpected acts of kindness. Which side of Jericho Tucker reflects the real man? When Hannah decides to help Jericho’s sister catch a beau–leading to uproarious consequences for the whole town–will Jericho and. . .

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