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Posted May 30, 2013
LOVE IN THE BALANCE by Regina Jennings is an exciting inspiratio
LOVE IN THE BALANCE by Regina Jennings is an exciting inspirational Historical Fiction set in 1879 Lockhart, Texas. Follow, Molly Lovelace,Bailey Garner and Edward Pierrepont on a journey of faith, and love. Filled with secrets,betrayal,healing,forgiveness and romance. Molly is swept off her feet when stranger Edward Pierrepont comes to town,but all is not what is appears. Bailey has loved Molly all his love it seems. With pressure from her parents Molly makes a decision that not only could destroy her life but damage her reputation as well. She must chose between the handsome stranger,who is a debonair Tycoon and her steadfast friend the handsome Cowboy,Bailey. A very compelling tale of how our decisions effects those around us as well as our future. Ms. Jennings is a wonderful storyteller who has engaging characters,her stories are filled with rich historical details as well as a intriguing plot. A must read! I would recommend this title to those readers who enjoy rich historical details,a bit of romance,lots of drama, with a bit of mystery along the way. Received for an honest review from the publisher.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Posted May 9, 2013
I'll be truthful here. When I first started this book, I didn't
I'll be truthful here. When I first started this book, I didn't care for Molly Lovelace at all. She was a self-absorbed, self-centered twit without regard to anyone but her own selfish desires. After reading further on, I learned to love Molly ~ even with all her issues because not all is as it seems. Raised in a home where she's groomed to marry for money or 'the family business will go under,' Molly is forced to make some very adult decisions ~ and they come with disastrous consequences.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
But, like the story of the Prodigal Son, sometimes we learn the most from the mistakes we've made and we're better because of them. Such is the intricate story woven into this book.
Although fiction, this book packs a punch, and teaches some very valuable lessons for everyone. From parents that have their own selfish desires rather than the good of their children at heart, church people who are quick to judge without knowing the entire story ~ or without enough sense to realize that all are sinners who must be saved by grace, to people who learn that owning up to their mistakes is always the best course of action, this book is a winner.
**My thanks to Bethany House for providing me a copy in exchange for my honest review. I am not required they be positive. These thoughts are my own.**
Posted March 28, 2013
One unusual thing about Jennings¿s Love in the Balance is that i
One unusual thing about Jennings’s Love in the Balance is that it begins with a hero and heroine who have already been romantically entangled. Molly Lovelace’s parents are high society and she struggles with the approval of her parents and finding her own way in the world. When she meets a man who seems mysterious and exciting, not to mention financially stable Molly is swept off her feet. When her father is injured, Molly feels an even stronger pull to help keep her family afloat. Bailey has seen the dangers of following his feelings, yet he can’t seem to shake the memory of Molly and what they shared from his mind. These longings sometimes seem to contrast with the calling he feels towards full-time ministry.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
There is a strong redemption thread running through this novel. Molly’s faith as the story begins is shallow and easily shaken. The novel begins with a strong repentance theme shown through Bailey’s character as he gives his feelings toward Molly to the Lord and asks forgiveness for failing to keep a pure heart. This emphasis on purity in relationships is a theme that I would love to see tackled more often in Christian fiction. As the reader cheers for Bailey, Molly is beginning to see her need for surrender and looking to the Lord as she makes decisions. Even her sins are used in the hands of a mighty God to bring her to this point of surrender. At times it is hard to accept the hardness of Molly’s heart and her slowness in changing, perhaps because we see these same qualities in ourselves. I enjoyed Regina Jenning’s second novel and look forward to her next volume.
Posted March 21, 2013
We have all heard the saying ¿the couple that prays together, st
We have all heard the saying “the couple that prays together, stays together.” I also say “the couple that laughs together, lasts forever!” If you can make me laugh, you instantly have a friend in me! In Love in the Balance, Molly and Bailey cracked me up continuously. They are so playful and funny I instantly thought they were destined to spend forever together.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
But wait…along comes Edward who is the complete opposite of Bailey and the complete package! He has everything that Bailey lacks: money, class, fancy upbringing and security. He’s not bad to look at either! Molly faces the dilemma of choosing between two men. Personally, I’m not feeling too sorry for her at this point!
Will Molly choose the man she grew up with and has always loved or the newcomer with an exciting life that promises money, adventure and security! When she’s forced to make a decision, she must think clearly because most decisions made in haste are not made well! Only by putting God back in the decision will she find Love in the Balance!
Jenning’s writing is simply delightful and I did not expect to laugh so much in a romance novel. Jenning’s found a fan in me with Love in the Balance!
Posted March 9, 2013
In a world that disregards purity, this book shines out. I loved
In a world that disregards purity, this book shines out. I loved the fact that Bailey realized that his intentions with Molly were wrong even though nothing physical actually happened between them. That the liberties he took with Molly were kisses he was stealing from another man's wife (even though they occurred while she was unmarried).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
As a young woman, I found Molly to be a character I could connect to. She likes her finery and the idea of being rich and adored, however as she discovers those aren't character traits that can leave you happy in the long run.
It did take me a little while to get into the story, but over all it was an excellent read.
Posted July 14, 2014
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