Thursday, March 22, 2012

"sixty acres and a bride" by regina jennings

About the book (provided by Litfuse): 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:

My take: Debut author Regina Jennings has crafted a wonderful story inspired by Boaz and Ruth. Though I knew how it would turn out—it is a romance, after all, plus it's based on a true story—Jennings went places I didn't expect in the journey to Rosa & Weston's "happily ever after."

I especially appreciated the cultural differences Jennings highlighted. There's one scene where Weston reacts negatively to a traditional Mexican dance, and then Rosa explains that the "American" dances like the waltz and square dancing would be considered scandalous in her village. As someone who works with people from other cultures, I thought the misunderstandings and different perspectives seemed quite realistic...and provided moments of genuine humor!

A heartwarming, well-written, believable story, Sixty Acres and a Bride is well worth your time, and I highly recommend it! I give it 4-1/2 out of 5 stars, and I can't wait to read what Jennings comes up with next!

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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,

About the giveaway: Win a Kindle Fire from @ReginaJennings in the Sixty Acres and a Bride Giveaway! RSVP for #Facebook Party on 3/27.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. This sounds like a good one! I picked it up for my Kindle a few weeks ago, but haven't gotten around to reading it seems that I buy books faster than I can read them, ack! :) This one does look interesting though, so maybe I need to push it up a little higher on my to-be-read list!

    1. I know what you mean about getting books faster than you can read them! Now that I have a Kindle, I can't keep up with all the freebies I get ... and the review books keep me so busy! I definitely recommend pushing Sixty Acres up your list, though—it's so good!


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