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

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

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by Regina Jennings
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

"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... a lovely picture of God's provision, forgiveness, and love." --Publishers Weekly

"Unconventional heroine; engaging secondary characters...brings something new to the genre."--Christian Manifesto

"The twists and turns in this book keep your attention to the very end." --Libraries Alive

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441269973
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Series:
Ladies of Caldwell County , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
27,072
File size:
1 MB

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.
Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She is the author of A Most Inconvenient Marriage, Sixty Acres and a Bride, and Caught in the Middle, and contributed a novella to A Match Made in Texas. Regina 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, Oklahoma, with her husband and four children and can be found online at www.reginajennings.com.

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Sixty Acres and a Bride 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sad and tormented souls struggle to find happiness even when it's right there in front of their faces. Clean Christian read. 276 pages
ibjoy1953 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clean read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good you must check it out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed very much. Kept my attention. Didn't know until the very end how it would turn out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should have and could have been so much more. Too much back and forth and the female character didn't submit until the end. I feel as if I wasted so much time. I wanted more. More healing, more resolution and more growth and more story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enjoyed totally. Jennings has a way with keeping your interest.
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Heartwarming read
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Awesome read
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An interesting version of the book of Ruth. The setting: 1800s Texas. The foreign daughter-in-law, Rosa, is Mexican. Her husband's family had moved to Mexico after the Civil War. She wss kinda pushed into marriage. Her husband never loved her, though she loved him. The Garners, the parents, were responsible for helping her become a Christian-- a decision that her parents didn't approve of, so they disowned her. After her husband and her father-in-law died, Rosa journeys with her mother-in-law Louisa, to Texas, where the family owned some land. They get there only to find that the property is behind in back taxes. They only have 3 months to earn enough to keep their new home. But the cost is staggering and the people treat her badly because she's Mexican. The only work she can get is by working for Weston Garner, her dead husband's cousin.... I don't want to spoil the story, but is really good. I really liked Rosa, with her strength, she's had a hard life-- she feels unloveable and people are always manipulating her for their own gain. She only wants to have someone love her for herself. But can she learn to trust?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story line - How we can misinterpret others customs and its effects on our lives
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Hard to put down. I loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome story Great read
rosiejrJS More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book.I give it an A++++.
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I enjoyed the book very much.
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