Stealing the Preacher is another sweet novel by Karen Witemeyer. I'm glad that the author decided to do another novel on one of the Archer brothers. I really enjoyed Short Straw Bride, which introduces the incorrigible Archers. Stealing the Preacher was about Crockett Archer. He was an excellent character. Joanna Robbins, his love interest, was also a well-developed character. Karen Witemeyer always does a good job with giving her characters strengths and weaknesses. The plot was solid, though predictable. The romance between Joanna and Crockett was sweet, but not overly much. I especially enjoyed getting to know Joanna's father, Silas. The book was told from his point of view as well, which is different for this author. She usually only tells the story from the point of view from the two characters who are falling in love. However, I loved how the Lord worked in Silas life and heart. I think that Silas might even be my favorite character.
One thing I will say that I found wrong with the book was that Crockett kissed Joanna too soon. They hadn't even agreed to court yet, let alone get married. I don't believe that they should have kissed until they were at least engaged. And after the rather surprising beginning, the book is rather predictable. Not boring, but predictable. Karen Witemeyer's books are the can't-put-it-down type. Stealing the Preacher was everything I expected it to be. Full of action, fun, and romance. One more thing I was impressed with was the cover. Joanna actually makes a dress in the book exactly like the dress on the front cover. I always like it when the cover and the contents match. I give Stealing the Preacher four out of five stars.