Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Free Book!! CFBA Blog Tour - To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
To Win Her Heart
Bethany House (May 1, 2011)
Karen Witemeyer

If you haven't yet discovered Karen Witemeyer and you love historical romance with a bit of sass and humor, as well as a poignant message of redemption, hope, and love, now is your chance. I'm giving away a copy of Karen's latest book To Win Her Heart. So be sure to leave a comment with your contact information at the end of this review so that you name will be thrown into the hat.

Just like her other novels, from the first page of this story you are drawn into the characters who both struggle with issues that threaten to keep them apart forever despite their attraction. An attraction that neither wants but cannot resist. Karen has a way of writing conflict between the heroine and hero that is both believable and entertaining. You find yourself rooting for both of them to get past all the roadblocks and declare their love, for heaven's sake! And when they do you want to cheer out loud. I hope Witemeyer is around a long while, churning out these wonderful stories.


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 a man of honor and integrity. But when the truth about Levi's prodigal past comes to light, can this tarnished hero find a way to win back the librarian’s affections?

If you would like to read the first chapter of To Win Her Heart, go HERE.

Buy it at Amazon!


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 she incorporates it into the pages of her novels, setting her stories in the small towns of a state that burgeoned into greatness in the mid- to late1800s.

Karen is living her dream by writing Christian historical romance novels for Bethany House. When she visited her publisher back in January of 2010, she was interviewed by the staff. If you'd like a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how she develops her story ideas and a description of her bumpy journey to publication, click here to listen to a podcast of that interview.

Don't forget to leave your comment with contact information so I can include you in the drawing for a 
FREE BOOK! The drawing will take place on Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

Note: I did not pay for the book I am reviewing and giving away. It was provided to me by the publisher, but I was not influenced in anyway as to what I could write about the story. The opinions expressed here are solely my own.


Courtney said...

Oh how I love books by Karen Witemeyer! She is a favorite author of mine. I've read her other 2 books, my favorite so far is a Tailor-Made Bride. Thanks for a chance to win this book, I'm really interested in reading her latest book!

kcmelone at yahoo dot com

JOYE said...

I would enjoy reading your book...thanks for the info...I'm adding it to my list of books to be read.

JackieW said...

To Win Her Heart sounds like a very worthwhile book to read. I always enjoy reading blogs that tell me about a new book or a new author. Glad I stopped by today.

Anonymous said...

I really want this book, and hope to win it! Thanks for offering the book!

Ann Lee Miller said...

Thanks for the chance to win Karen's book!

Merry said...

To Win Her Heart sounds like another fabulous story from Karen. Please include me in the drawing. Thanksk!
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

by Pegg Thomas said...

I'd love a chance to win a copy of this book. Some of my favorite characters in books have been blacksmiths, I've no idea why. But now whenever I see a character is a blacksmith, I find myself drawn to read that book.

twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

Jo said...

I have been wanting to check out Karin's books. Have been reading about them lately and they sound so good.


Mare said...

I really enjoyed The Tailor-made Bride! I would love to win this book! Great giveaway!!

Rose McCauley said...

I loved the Tailor-Made Bride and am now reading and enjoying Head in the Clouds, so would love to win this book! Karen writes historicals with passion and skill. In case i win, my email is crmcc at setel dot com

Ann Lee Miller said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I haven't read Karen before. :)

Cynthia said...

I truly enjoy Karen's books. She is an excellent new author for the
Christian market. Please enter my name for the drawing.

Jackie S. said...

I loved Head in the Clouds and am anxious to read this one, too. She is a great author!! Thanks for entering me!!

Jan Marie said...

Karen has earned her place on my favorite author's list and I have been waiting for the release of To Win Her Heart. Thanks for the opportunity to win!


Susan Anne Mason said...

Thanks for this chance to win one of Karen's books! Loved her first one!

sbmason at sympatico dot ca

Anonymous said...

I'd enjoy reading Karen's book. Please include me. Rachel at

Bert Johnston said...

Pamela, you write a good review. I followed your blog back to several preceding entries--all good reviews. I'm signing up as a follower.

Thanks, and keep it up.

Patti Shene said...

The first chapter has me hooked! I'd love to win To Win Her Heart. I really enjoy Karen's writing.


Anonymous said...

I cannot WAIT to read this wonderful book!
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Anonymous said...

Congrats Karen. Can't wait to read the new book! :)

Pamela Meyers said...

Bert, I appreciate your comments and that you like my blog. Welcome aboard!