Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Delightful Debut! -- Sixty Acres and a Bride

Regina Jennings has released her debut novel, Sixty Acres and a Bride, and I found it a delight to read.

Rosa Garner leaves her native Mexico to join her mother-in-law Louise as she returns to the family ranch in Texas.  In the summer of 1878, the two widows find themselves in a desperate situation when they discover that back taxes have mounted up on the property and they have just three short months to come up with the money for the taxes or face losing the property.  Rosa tries to follow the instructions Louise gives about the proper way for a lady to behave in this unfamiliar culture.  But no matter how hard she tries to avoid it, the lively and beautiful young woman manages to attract unwanted attention. 

Weston, the one man whose attention she enjoys, is lost within his own world of hurt and guilt.  He appears interested at times and then seems to run away.  When the deadline for saving the family property approaches, Rosa knows no other way to help but to follow her mother-in-law's plan to ask for Weston's help.  That strategy seems to backfire and creates even bigger problems for Rosa, leaving her feeling very much alone in her strange new home.  Will she ever find the real love she longs to have?

Regina Jennings wrote this first book with a style that is engaging to read.  Her characters came alive right away and drew me into their story.  She revealed details of the characters' back stories over time, just when they were needed to develop the plot.  Faith and Biblical lessons play an important role in the story.  If this book is any indication of what Regina has to offer, I look forward to reading more.

(This book was provided free from Litfuse Publicity Group for my honest review.)

You can see what other reviewers think about Sixty Acres and a Bride here.

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:

About the Author
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.
Learn more about Regina by visiting her website,

Click here to purchase Sixty Acres and a Bride.

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