Game Day with Karen!

I love playing games, and word games are especially fun. So for our Game Day this month, I thought we could enjoy some word play.

But first, we need a theme. I just so happen to have some inspiration.

Short-Straw Bride, the first book in my Archer Brothers series and consistent reader favorite, is on sale through March 31 for only $0.99 ($0.79 in some places).

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No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a twelve-year-old debt compels her to take the risk.

So now that we have our theme – Western Romance – let’s play our game!

Wild West Acrostics!

To play, select one of the three words below from the featured book title:

SHORT          STRAW          BRIDE

Create a string of words that start with each of the five letters in your word to describe what you love about reading western romance. I’ve given you some examples below. You don’t have to use all three words like I did. Just one will do it.


Leave your acrostic in the comments below.
My favorite will win a $10 Amazon gift card!

Have fun . . . and don’t forget to grab your copy of Short-Straw Bride!

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For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. She is an avid cross-stitcher, and makes her home in Abilene, TX with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at:

92 thoughts on “Game Day with Karen!”

  1. Good morning! How fun and having us putting on our thinking caps during these very difficult times of seclusion was a great idea! I hope you and yours are all doing well! Stay safe!

    S- suspicious
    T- turbulent
    R- ruckus
    A- adventurous
    W- wise

    S- stupendous
    H- hideous
    O- outlandish
    R- rotund
    T- terrain

    B- bodacious
    R- ruthless
    I- indigent
    D- dangerous
    E- egocentric

    I love playing games and I obviously prefer adjectives.

  2. S- Selflessness.
    H- Heroines.
    O- Overcoming-love.
    R- Reading.
    T- Tales.

    S- Sweetness.
    T- Trust.
    R- Riding.
    A- Awkward.
    W- Worthiness.

    B- Bravery.
    R- Riches.
    I- Impertinence.
    D- Doctors.
    E- Escapes.

    • Interesting collection, Abigail. I like the second one. I picture a sweet yet clumsy heroine who can’t ride a horse to save her life still prove herself worthy in other areas to her cowboy. 🙂

  3. Short
    S: Swoon-worthy
    H: Heart
    O: Overtures
    R: Read
    T: Tenderly

    S: Strong
    T: Trustworthy
    R: Ranchers
    A: Always
    W: Win

    B: Be
    R: Reading
    I: Incessantly
    D: Despite
    E: Everything

  4. B-Boys, the cowboy kind
    R-Riding horses
    I-Independent women
    D-Dogs, always need one on a ranch
    E-Ever After Love

  5. S-surprise
    R-rescue to
    T-Texas brothers



  6. S- short
    H- honest
    O- ornery
    R- resourceful
    T- traveler

    S- Stable
    T- Tyrant
    R- Reluctantly
    A- Affectionately
    W- Winsome

    B- Beauty
    R- Reveals
    I- Inner
    D- Determination
    E- Empathy

  7. S – Snakes
    H – Horses
    O – Outlaws
    R – Ridges
    T – Teepees

    S – Stagecoach
    T – Trails
    R – Rustlers
    A – Avalanche
    W – Wolves

    B – Badlands
    R – Ranger
    I – Indians
    D – Desperation
    E – evening campfires

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