Monthly Archives: July 2013

Stealing the Preacher (book review)


This is a delightful story set in a small Texas community in the late 1800’s. A reformed outlaw surprises his daughter with a preacher for her birthday, which sets in motion an interesting chain of events that offers several surprises along the way. I enjoyed the touching way the author portrayed the relationship between a father and his daughter and the way she had the characters deal with the deaths of family members. The characters wrestle with doubt, uncertainty, insecurity, stubbornness, and pride, but we are reminded that God is more powerful than any of these.

This was the first time I had read anything by Karen Witemeyer, but I plan to check out some of her other books, especially Short-Straw Bride, which is the first book in this series. This book packed plenty of humor, romance, and suspense. I look forward to reading others by Witemeyer.

I received this book free from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. This review is my personal opinion.


Making Adjustments


Little Sister started wearing her DOC Band on Tuesday and has been doing well with it. We were warned that she would sweat a lot, but it hasn’t been as bad as we expected. Of course, we have been keeping her as cool as possible. We were told she would need to wear it for about seven weeks, so basically all of July and most of August. We have already noticed some improvement in her head shape. It’s amazing how quickly babies grow! We had to raise the exersaucer up a notch for Sissy because she has gotten taller, and we were afraid she would come right out of it!

All of the kids are doing well, and the older two are enjoying being so close to Grandmother and Granddad (I am too!). We are settling in to our new house and getting close to being completely unpacked. It has been a much slower process this time with the babies. Plus, we have been cleaning out as we unpack because we have too much stuff. We had a garage sale last weekend at the rent house and sold or gave away a lot of things, but we still have too much! Hubby thinks the kids and I are hoarders, so we still have some work to do. LOL!