Friday, March 23, 2012

Sixty Acres and a Bride - a Litfuse Review

Sixty Acres and a Bride is a first novel by Regina Jennings, and boy did she write a winner! This is a historical Christian fiction novel (Antebellum) which has a pleasant Naomi/Ruth feel to it that the reader will notice right away. Any who are familiar with the story of Naomi and Ruth from the book of Ruth in the Old Testament will be able to relate to the story. The story will keep you reading, grip you, and make your heart skip a beat! Regina writes as if she's a seasoned writer, and she will not disappoint. The only disappointment that I can share is that the story ended. :)

Rosa Garner and Louise Garner are both widows traveling from Mexico where Louise's husband Eli and Rosa's husband (Louise's son) Mack perished in a mining accident. When they arrive at the old Texas homeplace, they find that there's more than a hundred dollars in back taxes that they must pay within a three months' time.

When Rosa meets the extended family, she falls in love with them and in spite of the hardships of trying to raise the money, she finds the Garner family accepting and kind and her heart melts for them.

Her deceased husband's cousin Weston finds Rosa intriguing, but his past holds him back. Weston, too, had lost a spouse after her emotional breakdown, and his concern is that he won't be able to provide for another wife's emotional needs.

Rosa and Weston both have their reasons for avoiding each other, but they cannot completely avoid each other because they're kin and Louise and Rosa need Weston's help.

I highly recommend this book for all historical fiction lovers. You won't be disappointed. ;)

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About the book:
She's Finally Found a Place to Call Home... How Far Will She Go to Save It?

With nothing to their names, young widow Rosa Garner and her mother-in-law return to their Texas family ranch. Only now the county is demanding back taxes and the women have just three months to pay.

Though facing eviction, Rosa falls in love with the countryside and the wonderful extended family who want only her best. They welcome her vivacious spirit and try to help her navigate puzzling American customs. She can't help but stand out, though, and her beauty captures attention. 

Where some offer help with dangerous strings attached, only one man seems honorable. But when Weston Garner, still grieving his own lost love, is unprepared to give his heart, Rosa must decide to what lengths she will go to save her future. Read an excerpt here.

Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She has worked at The Mustang News and First Baptist Church of Mustang, along with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows. She now lives outside Oklahoma City with her husband and four children. Meet Regina here.

Learn more about Regina by visiting her website,  

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I received Sixty Acres and a Bride as a complimentary gift in exchange for review from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to give a favorable review; my opinions are my own.


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