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Posted February 11, 2014
Sad and tormented souls struggle to find happiness even when it's right there in front of their faces. Clean Christian read. 276 pages
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Posted May 24, 2012
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.
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Posted October 11, 2014
Posted October 8, 2014
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.
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Posted November 20, 2014
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.
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Posted May 12, 2014
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!
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Posted January 6, 2014
Posted March 14, 2015
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?
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Posted December 31, 2014
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.
Posted December 28, 2014
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.
Posted December 5, 2014
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!
Posted December 3, 2014
Just finished reading the three books related with this one. I liked all of them. This author really get you into the story. Thanks.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.