Monday, March 19, 2012

Sixty Acres and a Bride

Author: Regina Jennings
Publisher: Bethany House
February 2012
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0980-1
Genre: Inspirational/historical romance

Rosa Gardner and her mother-in-law, Louisa, return from Mexico to Texas after the death of their husbands in a collapsed mine. But when they get to Texas they discover that they have only a few months to earn a huge amount of money in back-taxes or the land would be sold. Rosa and Louisa move in with another widow Gardner, Mary, and start working to save the ranch, planting crops, taking in sheep, and doing whatever else needs to be done.

Weston Gardner has been a recluse since the death of his wife, but he still does whatever he can to help Rosa and her family. He is attracted to the lovely Mexican lady, but vows to keep his distance since he will never remarry. Rosa too swears she’ll never marry again, but when push comes to shove, how far will she go to save the ranch?

SIXTY ACRES AND A BRIDE is the debut novel by Regina Jennings. It is a different sort of historical, with some laugh out loud moments, some delicious sexual tension, and lots of conflict.

There are times when the story slowed down and I skimmed more, but as a whole, the story held my interest and I wanted to keep reading—especially for the ending of the romance. Rosa, Weston and the secondary characters were all realistic. I especially enjoyed Weston’s sister and her husband. The ending was cut and pasted from another part of the book. It was a good scene initially, but felt wrong to read it again at the end. Over all, a good read. 4 stars. $14.99. 366 pages.

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 Regina:

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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Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings
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1 comment:

Michelle said...

My hubby got me an autographed copy of this book for Valentine's Day, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. Sounds like I need to find time to read it. :)