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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 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 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 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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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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This might have been a decent read had the author eliminated all of the repetitive "head chatter" by both main characters that ran through out entire book. Still not 100% certain what is was that kept the main characters "hating on" each other up until the last few pages...glad it was free
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