Monday, March 25, 2013

Love in the Balance

Author: Regina Jennings
Publisher: Bethany House
March 2013
Genre: Historical

Handsome Cowboy or Debonair Tycoon. How's a Girl to Choose?

Molly Lovelace dreams of a life without cares in Lockhart, Texas. She also dreams of handsome wrangler Bailey Garner, her ardent but inconsistent beau. The problem is, with Bailey's poor prospects, she just can't fit the two dreams together.

Then mysterious stranger Edward Pierrepont sweeps into town-and her life-and for the first time Molly wonders if she's met the man who can give her everything. But he won't be in Lockhart long and while it certainly seems like he talks about their glorious future together, she can't quite get Bailey out of her mind.

What's a girl to do with all these decisions when love is in the balance? 

LOVE IN THE BALANCE is the sequel to Ms. Jennings’ Sixty Acres and a Bride. I greatly enjoyed her first book and looked forward to this one—but it wasn’t what I hoped.

Unfortunately Molly was—ahem—very unkind. When Bailey asked for prayer in church regarding a temptation, she assumed (rightfully, but that was beside the point) that it was about her and she made a scene. She didn’t get much better as the book went on. Her parent’s needed her to marry money and so she dates her best friend’s boyfriend. Both under duress, but it hurt her friend. I won’t go on about her dating shenanigans, but I didn’t like Molly at all and I didn’t see what Bailey saw in her—other than her wonderful body.

I really hate giving negative reviews, even though the author may not read them. So, I will add that Ms. Jennings did bring the characters to life, she used great descriptive terms and there were some parts of the book that piqued my interest. All in all – an okay read. $14.99. 368 pages. 2.5 stars, rounded up to 3.

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Meet 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. 
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