Stealing the PreacherBook - 2013
On his way to interview for a position at a church in the Piney Woods of Texas, Crockett Archer can scarcely believe it when he's forced off the train by a retired outlaw and presented to the man's daughter as the minister she requested for her birthday. Worried this unfortunate detour will ruin his chances of finally serving a congregation of his own, Crockett is determined to escape. But when he finally gets away, he's haunted by the memory of the young woman he left behind--a woman whose dreams now hinge on him.
For months, Joanna Robbins prayed for a preacher. A man to breathe life back into the abandoned church at the heart of her community. A man to assist her in fulfilling a promise to her dying mother. A man to help her discover answers to the questions that have been on her heart for so long. But just when it seems God has answered her prayers, it turns out the parson is there against his will and has dreams of his own calling him elsewhere. Is there any way she can convince Crockett to stay in her little backwoods community? And does the attraction between them have any chance of blossoming when Joanna's outlaw father is dead set against his daughter courting a preacher?
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For months, Joanna had prayed for a minister. A man to breathe life back into the abandoned church at the heart of her community. A man to assist her in fulfilling a promise to her dying mother. But just when it seems her prayers have been answered, it turns out the parson is there against his will and has dreams of his own calling him elsewhere. Is there any way she can convince Crockett he ended up right where he was supposed to be?
Here's a good ole' western story sure to entertain. Joanna's father, a reformed train robber, wants to give his daughter something special for her birthday, and when he hears she wants a preacher for the forgotten little church nearby, that's what she gets - whether the preacher wants to come or not!
The story has all the necessary components for a good western - shooting, bandits, a sheriff, a boardinghouse owner, a handsome hero and sweet romance. Interestingly, Crockett Archer is one of the Archer brothers from Short-Straw Bride. Three of them are now married but maybe she will do a book around the youngest brother Neil.
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