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

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

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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: 9781441269973
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Series: Ladies of Caldwell County , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,069
  • File size: 2 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 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. Visit her website at www.reginajennings.com.
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Customer Reviews

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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.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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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

    7 out of 7 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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  • 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 November 24, 2014

    Loved this book.Thanks

    Loved this book.Thanks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2014

    Very nice book

    This is a very nice book to read. I can read it in little bites but I always look forward to opening it back up for the next chapter.

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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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2014

    wonderful story

    wonderful story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2014

    Snore

    Snore. Save your time for something else. It drags

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2014

    An ok read!

    On a whole, the story was ok, but there were places that I found boring and a little on the immature side.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2014

    wonderful

    Can't wait to read another.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2014

    One

    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

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2014

    Good

    Enjoyed from beginning to end!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2014

    Couldn't put it down!

    I have just found one of my new favorite authors. I can't wait to read the rest of the series, this story kept me interested the entire time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2014

    NOOOOOOOOOO!

    I didn't make it into Chapter 2 this was so bad! Thank goodness it was free. (I sure don't understand the high ratings from other people.)

    Basically it made no sense

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  • Posted October 18, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    I feel like this was not well written.  The story line was good,

    I feel like this was not well written.  The story line was good, just choppy writing at times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2014

    Great read!

    Great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2014

    Beginning is so confusing

    The beginning is confusing. It is hard to keep track of the characters and who's who.

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