Thursday, April 4, 2013

"Love in the Balance" Book Review

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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?

My thoughts:
Love in the Balance was a sweet read and Regina Jennings is a very talented writer. I enjoyed every  minute of it, even if half the time I was talking out loud to a character in a book, telling her not to do something! I appreciate that Regina doesn't just write sappy, super happy books. Her characters are written as real people, who make real mistakes and struggle with real things.

I was surprised by the twists in the story (and maybe a little frustrated, hence my talking to a fictional character!). It definitely kept me guessing as to who Molly would choose and how it would end. 

I enjoyed that Love in the Balance picked up where her last book, Sixty Acres and a Bride, left off. Each book can stand alone, but I appreciated 'seeing' Rosa and Weston and the others show up in this one. 

Love in the Balance is a wonderful story about how God can use even the bad things in our life, to bring us closer to him. Something that sometimes we all need to be reminded of. 

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.

The Extras:
Find out more about Regina at

Read an excerpt of Love in the Balance here

Don't miss my review of Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings.

The Fine Print:
I was given a promotional copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to give a positive review and the opinions expressed are all mine.

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