Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings

4 out of 5 stars

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.

Sixty Acres and Bride not only uses a unique backdrop for its retelling of the book of Ruth, but it also provides readers with unique characters, who are not stero-typical from the book of Ruth.

The first page captured me and wouldn't let me go until I found out what happened. Regina Jennings is definitly a fresh voice in Christian fiction. Her writing style encompasses readers completely in the story. 

Something I loved with this novel is how she delt with cross-cultural barriers in propriety. This is a lesson that many of us still need to learn in our society, and she did such a wonderful job with it. I loved it!

Another thing I truly appreciated was how her characters were mindful of never tempting anyone of the opposite sex--and would go to great lengths to avoid that temptation once that weakness was realized. 

On page 116 there did seem to be a very confusing point of view change that resembled head-hopping. It left me scratching my head for a second, wondering if I my pages stuck together. I'm not sure what happened there, because it never happens again in the novel, but do watch out for it.

If you want to indulge in some flavorful writing with unique characters and a compelling story, then Sixty Acres and a Bride is for you!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity and Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. 

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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 Mustangalong with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows. She now lives outside Oklahoma City with her husband and four children.


Available from Bethany House Publishers in eBook and print formats

Read the First Chapter 
Sixty Acres and a Bride

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