Monday, March 26, 2012

Sixty Acres and A Bride By Regina Jennings

I received this book from Bethany House Publishing for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book.

Book Description:

With nothing to their names, young widow Rosa Garner and her mother-in-law return to Texas and the family ranch. Only now the county is demanding back taxes and the women have only three months to pay.

Though facing eviction, Rosa can't keep herself from falling in love with the countryside and the wonderful extended family who want only her best. Learning the American customs is not easy, however, and this beautiful young widow can't help but catch wandering eyes. 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, to what lengths will Rosa go to save her future?
My Thoughts:
Sixty Acres and A Bride is the debut novel by Regina Jennings.  It is an awesome debut novel.  This novel takes place in Caldwell County, Texas in 1878. Rosa Gardner comes to Texas with her mother in law Louise Gardner, after they both lost their husbands. They came back to the Gardner family home to find out that in order keep their land they have to come up with over $100.00 in back taxes in just about three months.  So Rosa and Louise work hard to find any ways to make money so that the land is not lost.
Regina Jennings writes a beautiful novel of faith, family, and sacrifice.  The characters in this story are real people who have real problems and are not perfect.  I felt close to the characters in this story.  Regina Jennings writes with such expertise about this time of history, the surroundings, clothing, and everything specific to that time period. I could picture everything she described.  I felt like was right there watching.  This novel has a little bit of everything: history, love, heartbreak, suspense.  I truly enjoyed this beautiful novel by Regina Jennings and cannot wait to read more of her novels.  If you enjoy historical fiction you will love Regina Jennings Sixty Acres and a Bride.

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