Saturday, March 17, 2012

"Sixty Acres and a Bride" Book Review & Giveaway

It’s always a gamble with a new author, so I tend play it safe and stick with those I know and love, but Regina Jennings’ can hold her own! You would never suspect that Sixty Acres and a Bride is her debut book. I was hooked from the stunning cover and didn’t move until I finished the book…

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 here.

My thoughts:
I really enjoyed Sixty Acres and a Bride. It was a sweet story, mirroring the biblical story of Ruth and Boaz and by pulling it off so well, tells you how amazing this author is! 

Rosa, a young Mexican widow, lost everything at home when she became a Christian. She follows her mother in law back to her home in Texas, where she tries to fit into a foreign world. Working day and night to try and save the family ranch, Rosa waits for the miracle they need. 

Regina Jennings' does her homework! Her characters are deep and rich, her period details are woven into the story and she captures your attention from the beginning. You can picture yourself in the story and your heart will melt for Rosa and Weston... 

When all hope is lost, Rosa listens to her mother in law and spends the night at Weston's side. After a hasty wedding, will they ever find love with each other?

I promise you won't be disappointed by Sixty Acres and a Bride. I can't wait for the next book by Regina Jennings!
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.

The Extras:
Read what others are saying about Sixty Acres and a Bride on the blog tour

Learn more about the book in an interview with Regina

Celebrate with Regina by entering to win a Kindle Fire and coming to her Author Chat Party on March 27th!
One fortunate winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 3/26/12. Winner will be announced at Regina's Author Chat Facebook Party on 3/27. Regina will be hosting an evening of chat, fun trivia and more! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and some beautiful silver jewelry!
So grab your copy of Sixty Acres and a Bride and join Regina and friends on the evening of March 27th for an evening of fun.

And now, my giveaway!

How to enter:
1. Main entry -Leave a comment letting me know you want to win!

Bonus entries - You must leave a separate comment for each in order for it to count!

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Contest will end Tuesday, 3/27/2012, at 10:00 pm CST and the winner will be chosen by a random number generator.

The winner will be mailed a copy of Regina Jennings’ Sixty Acres and a Bride via media mail.

*Fine Print: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are all mine and I was not required to give a positive review.

I hope you win! ;)



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