Sixty Acres and a Bride (Ladies of Caldwell County Series #1)

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Sensational debut Historical Romance Finds Love on the Texas Range

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 ...

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Overview

Sensational debut Historical Romance Finds Love on the Texas Range

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?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Jennings’s debut novel will have historical romance fans flocking to her tale that puts a Texas spin on the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz. Rosa Garner, widowed daughter-in-law of widow Louise Garner, returns with her to Lockhart, Tex., to take over the farm the Garners left years before. Her Mexican ways, however, take the town by surprise, and also catch the eye of Weston Garner, Louise’s nephew and a wealthy landowner. Rosa and Louise soon find themselves in trouble over back taxes. When Rosa follows Louise’s suggestion to approach Weston for help—straight from the Ruth/Boaz story—she gets more than she bargained for. But can she live in a loveless marriage that can save the family farm but damage her heart? Jennings’s story is rife with interesting subplots—evil neighbor, unrequited love, guilt—though a bit disjointed at the start as readers struggle to figure out who is who. The denouement, however, is a lovely picture of God’s provision, forgiveness, and love. Agent: Rachel Kent, Books and Such. (Feb.)
Library Journal
A vivacious young widow returns to the family ranch in Texas and finds that the county is demanding back taxes she cannot pay. Several men offer to help her out of her bind, but only one of them seems honorable. A fresh voice in Christian historical romance makes her debut with this lovely Texas twist on the biblical story of Ruth and Boaz.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764209901
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Series: Ladies of Caldwell County Series , #1
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 289,012
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Good clean read

    Sad and tormented souls struggle to find happiness even when it's right there in front of their faces. Clean Christian read. 276 pages

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2012

    Wow, Wonderful Debut Novel and Must Read!

    Sixty Acres and a Bride By Regina Jennings

    Like several other readers, when I read the last page of this book, I was wishing it was longer, I was wanting more of this wonderful story. Regina Jennings’ debut novel, “Sixty Acres and a Bride” is a book well worth your time and money.

    Does this story sound a little familiar? Is this modern day Ruth, Naomi and Boaz or what? Rosa Garner and her mother-in-law Louise have recently lost their husbands in a Mexican earthquake and Rosa agrees to go back to her hometown in Texas. Immediately hard time hit these two ladies and they both strike out to save Louise’s ranch. Rosa was content in helping her mother-in-law, and after a no love marriage, the last thing she thought about was another man. But that was before she met her husband’s cousin, Weston Garner. Weston has his own past issues that he didn’t like to think about. Could these two overcome the hurts and difficulties of their past and make a life with each other?

    Rita Jennings creates a cast of characters that will take hold of your heart and keep it until well after you finish the book. Rosa was a special, humble young lady that I loved from the beginning. And I really was routing for she and Weston. I was so intrigued with this story that I couldn’t put it down. And I can’t wait for more books from Regina Jennings. She is now a new favorite author for me!

    A copy of this book was provided by Bethany House for me to review. I was responsible for giving my honest opinion, which I have here.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2014

    Good story

    Clean read

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2014

    Anon

    In general the story is ok. However, if the auther is going to write about another culture, she should investigate it a bit more. "I think I'll whip up some mole for dinner tonight" said no Mexican woman ever, and especially in an era without electric blenders. Mole is an exotic blend of so many different chiles and spices, all ground by hand in a "molcajete". It takes hours to make. "La Santa Muerte" is not a stand alone religion, so this woman would probably identified herself as "(ex) Catholic". And how in the world did a simple village girl learn such good English? Just some of the inconsistencies I found.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2014

    The length and editing were nice

    This book dragged on and on. The two main characters wrre whiney and immature. They spent most of the book bemoaning how bad they had it. Of course all the men wanted the gorgeous heroine and all the men worshipped at her feet, except for the hero. The hero was perfection and of course every woman wanted him, including the heroine. I got angry when the neighbor convinced her, it was okay for him to molest her and she believed him. When the heroine begged to be treated like a servant and her husband treated her like one, I got disgusted. The editing and length were well done. The greatest thing about this insipid love story was the ending, because it meant the book was over. No explicit sex. No profanity, there was murder, spousal abuse, violence and religion. Chick lit. Ages 16 and up.

    AD

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2014

    Rosa and Weston are a lively match in this lovely debut novel by

    Rosa and Weston are a lively match in this lovely debut novel by Regina Jennings.  I love that we have a Hispanic heroine, Rosa. The reviewers on my blog raved over this story and once I read it I could see why. Once I read this book I went on and bought and read the rest of Regina's stories that were available! Highly recommend!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Good Read

    Well written; loved the charachters, I look forward to reading the rest of this series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2015

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2015

    Leaf

    She smiled cunningly, reaching her tail up to stroke his a<_>ss.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2015

    Pine

    Purred w5oth pleasure (gtg)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2015

    Good story

    Hard to put down. I loved this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2015

    Great Read

    Awesome story Great read

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  • Posted January 17, 2015

    A must read.

    I really enjoyed this book.I give it
    an A++++.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2015

    Good

    I enjoyed the book very much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2015

    Enjoyed this book!

    The author wrote of feelings between characters accutately with added humor. I enjoyed reading this story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2014

    Dreadfully boring

    I kept reading because I am compulsive! I don't leave any book halfway. I can't imagine escaping a busy schedule to read this book.IT'S SIMPLY NOT THAT CAPTIVATING!
    All these five star reviews are suspect.

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  • Posted December 28, 2014

    What a delightful story. The author does a wonderful job in bri

    What a delightful story. The author does a wonderful job in bringing her characters to life. This is one of those books that draws you and doesn't let go, even for a moment. I chose a busy time of year to read this novel and it drove me nuts that my reading time was interrupted. I found myself slipping away for a moment or two to read another chapter.

    If you are not familiar with Regina Jennings work, you are in or a fun surprise. She includes a little bit of everything in the story.

    I especially enjoyed Rosa with her love of life. Even when she didn't fit in, she pushed onward and made the best of the situations.

    I highly recommend Sixty Acres and a Bride for anyone who likes historical, romantic fiction.

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  • Posted December 5, 2014

    Highly Recommended .......You gotta read this.

    I love this Western Romance Book. She rode all the way from New York..
    to get away from someone. She had some trouble with the rancher who had the 60 acres of land. That is all I am going to tell you. Please Check out this book..You will enjoy it.....YES!

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  • Posted December 3, 2014

    Just finished reading the three books related with this one. I l

    Just finished reading the three books related with this one. I liked all of them. This author really get you into the story. Thanks.

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  • Posted December 3, 2014

    This is a marvelous story plenty of love, makes you want to be a

    This is a marvelous story plenty of love, makes you want to be a believer of all the trepidations in life can't never desist your love for what you believe.

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