Although I think the book trailer could have been better I really do like this story. Karen Witemeyer does a nice job weaving a Christian theme into a quirky historical romance. Her stories are not overly in your face religious, but it is clear that God is in essence the center of each protagonist’s life. This story leans a little more on the cheesy & difficult to believe side, but for the most part it works. As a fun summer read, Short Straw Bride would be an enjoyable choice.