At Love's Bidding

At Love's Bidding

by Regina Jennings

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ISBN-13: 9780764211416
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 713,874
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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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Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
At Love's Bidding By Regina Jennings Miranda Wimplegate has never crossed anyone and she's not about to start to do so now, but something about Wyatt Ballentine just brings out the worst in her and she's only just met him! But when Miranda didn't stop her grandfather from auctioning off the wrong painting she is determined to help him right the wrong and save her family from ruin. All Wyatt has ever wanted was to be accepted by his family and own the action barn that he has worked at most of his life. But when some upper-class Bostonians buy the whole business sight unseen he is left in a quandary. It's obvious the Wimplegates have no idea what they have gotten themselves into and the auction barn is no place to add a touch of genteel refinement. It's obvious a new arrangement must be worked out if the Wimplegates hope to recover their investment - and where is the portrait that was rumored to be hidden away in this rural Missouri town? Time is against them in their search, but perhaps Miranda will find something of greater value in the Ozarks. This is a delightful book that deals with the difficult issue of dementia in the elderly. But overall I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a historical fiction that will leave you with a feel-good frame of mind. Perfect for an afternoon read. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher through TBCN/BookFun in exchange for my honest review.
itsraymarie More than 1 year ago
This is only the second book I've read by Regina Jennings, and while I don't think I liked it as much as the first book in this series, I did still enjoy this second installment. Miranda has always done what she is told. She just wants to be a good daughter and keep the peace. But when she is charged with accompanying her grandfather to find a lost painting, Miranda has to learn how to take charge. I liked Miranda. She was sweet, and just wanted what was best for her family. And we get to see her grow and learn what's best for herself as well. I did like Wyatt, as well as the other characters, some of which we saw book 1. The plot didn't really hook me though, as I put the book down a few times, and wouldn't pick it up again for a very long time in between. The communication issues did frustrate me a little bit, as I was screaming at them to "just talk already". I also got a bit lost there at the end, with everything that happened. It seemed a bit fast, everything at once. However, I did think this was a cute story, and I did enjoy it.
eLynda More than 1 year ago
Great Characters, Humor, and a Strong Spiritual Thread Friends of mine have recommended Regina Jennings’ books to me in the past, but for whatever reason I haven’t gotten around to reading her work until now. I will be making time for them in the future because I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and will be checking her earlier work out soon! The characters are an interesting mix of personalities, lending the story a fun “fish out of water” element. Boston meets Pine Gap, and as a reader I was never quite sure which side needed to be thrown back. Both had positives, and the individual people in each group represented the best each had to offer. One of the things I most enjoyed was how the main characters remain who they are despite what life throws at them—just a better version of themselves as they grow throughout the novel. There is a masterful plot twist about three quarters of the way through—it turned much on its head and really surprised me. I love when a book makes me think there is virtually no way for the hero and heroine to find their way to each other and I have to say this couple seems hopeless for much of the time. The key is to find an unexpected route that I never thought of but that still seems plausible to make me a happy reader. And in this novel, the twists aren’t just in the romance but also in the mystery surrounding our hero. A strong spiritual thread anchors this book, unafraid to ask the tough questions about why God allows pain and suffering. While not giving the reader cliché answers, the novel does remind us that God wastes nothing and we just need to be willing to learn and grow from what He allows to happen. This novel really has it all: an interesting plot with a few twists to keep the reader turning pages, engaging characters, humor, and a great romance, too! Jennings’ fans will enjoy this latest novel, and I’m sure she’ll gain new readers like myself, who are just now finding her work. I received a complimentary copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for this honest review. All of the opinions expressed are my own.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
At Love’s Bidding by Regina Jennings is the story of Miranda Wimplegate and her grandfather as they travel out to a small town in the Missouri Ozarks when her grandfather accidentally sells the wrong painting at the auction their family was holding. How the painting came to be at their auction house is beside the point, and the owners of it, the notorious LeBlancs, want it back. Desperate to appease the LeBlancs, the Wimplegates manage to track down the painting. Upon learning that there is an auction house in the town where the painting was shipped they assume that is where the painting was sent. They immediately purchase the auction house and Miranda and her grandfather journey out to it to retrieve the painting and leave. However they are in for the shock of their life when they learn that the auction house actually sells cattle and livestock instead of antiques and fine art. Wyatt Ballentine, the manager of the auction house, is not happy about the fact that the Wimplegates bought the auction house when he had so desperately wished to own it himself. They are rich and fussy and not at all accustomed to the Spartan life out here in the Ozarks. However he cannot deny the attraction he feels for this beautiful but timid young lady. And Miranda finds it difficult to ignore the draw she has for this ruff and gruff mountain man. Will Miranda and Wyatt be able to overlook their differences and the fact that they are from completely different worlds? Or will they let the differences of their class be their relationship’s undoing? And then there’s the painting… Why was the painting even shipped to the Ozarks in the first place and who was the person it was shipped to? Miranda just wants to find the painting so she can leave as quickly as possible. Her grandfather’s mental health has been in a decline since arriving at the Ozarks and she is desperate to get him back to Boston where he can be better taken care of. However Wyatt, the only person who might be able to help them, isn’t so sure he wants Miranda to leave. On a whole I enjoyed the story. It was a sweet romance- even if I felt like hitting Wyatt over the head with a two by four every once in a while- and I found it hard to put this book down. My thanks go to The Book Club Network, Inc. for providing me with a copy for an honest review. The opinions are my own.
Cindy-J More than 1 year ago
Funny yet serious misadventures with an auction house In At Love’s Bidding by Regina Jennings, Miranda Wimplegate has helped her family for years during the auction process. At one particular auction, however, her grandfather sells a portrait which doesn’t match the catalog description. The buyer gave a false name but was overheard shipping the portrait to Missouri. One thing leads to another, and Miranda’s grandfather purchases an auction house in the town where the portrait was shipped. When he travels west to find the portrait (and restructure the practices at the newly-purchased auction house in order to make a profit), Miranda goes with him to keep an eye on him and his health. Overall, I thought this was a good book. It included themes about aging relatives and trying to allow them freedom while also attempting to keep them from outlandish catastrophes of their own making. Other family dynamics such as feelings of never measuring up to your family’s expectations were also included. Mostly, I enjoyed the book, but with about 20% of the book still to read, I started scratching my head in confusion. It just didn’t make any sense to me at that point. However, I continued to read and eventually the storyline got back on track. The ending was good, although it wasn’t exactly what I expected. I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
Kathae More than 1 year ago
One look at the cover of At Love’s Bidding will tell you that this book is going to be fun, and author Regina Jennings does not disappoint. The contrast from Miranda Wimplegate’s life in an austere auction house in Boston to the hills of the Missouri Ozarks, where her family has purchased a livestock auction, makes for an absurd situation to begin with. Add to that a colorful cast of locals, and you are in for a delightful read. Miranda was a very likable heroine, whose loyalty to her family carried her through difficulties she faced and decisions that she made. Wyatt Ballentine, hardworking and compassionate, struggled with his identity and expectations placed on him. He always had others’ best interests at heart. When Miranda and Wyatt finally figured out that each other were not the enemy, their mutual attraction was sweet. But they both were keeping secrets from each other, which threatened to drive them apart forever. This is the second book of the Ozark Mountain Romance series, but it stands tall on its own. A few characters showed up from the previous book in the series, but anyone who hadn’t read that book wouldn’t have noticed. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and recommend it to those who like romance and historical fiction. It is a lot of fun, and will make you want to read the next one soon! I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
Lane_Hill_House More than 1 year ago
Monday, March 14, 2016 At Love's Bidding by Regina Jennings, © 2016 From the neat and tidy streets of Boston, Massachusetts, Miranda Wimplegate and her grandfather, Elmer Wimplegate, leave their Wimplegate Auction House to board the train heading through the Missouri Ozarks ~ only they will be stopping. Unfortunately, when Miranda saw the next item up for bid wasn't in her carefully drawn auction catalog, she didn't interrupt her grandfather so as not to embarrass him. How could a portrait of a man within a fine frame disrupt their reputation as a sale house? Thus, sends them on a merry chase to the auction house they have purchased sight unseen in Pine Gap, Missouri, to intercept the painting before it is resold. Will they be in for a big surprise upon arriving and finding what else is for sale along with the local art. "Mr. Pritchard here. So sorry we didn't have someone to pick you up, but here you are. Now, I did just as you asked and haven't sold a thing ever since you wired the money. We just took everything the folks brought in, but didn't let none of it go." At Love's Bidding, 45, 46 Wyatt Ballentine is caught off guard to find that all he has worked for has been passed on to someone else. Miranda's grandfather leaves her to travel through the countryside to find new offerings for their Boston sale house. Known to be shy and used to following directives from others, Miranda finds she must get some backbone to watch out for Grandfather and his ventures. Especially to stand up to Wyatt who has stayed on as manager. Wyatt has had to maintain his own livelihood, poked fun of as the younger brother. As he and Miranda search out how they can best work together, they find their differences become assets. I like Grandpère LeBlanc's appearance and humble surroundings. He helps the story along and projects character of those nearby. This story is interesting and I look forward to future gatherings of the countryside very aptly described by the author. ***Thank you to author Regina Jennings and Bethany House Publishing for sending me a review copy of At Love's Bidding. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***
MrsTina42MR More than 1 year ago
At Love's Bidding (Ozark Mountain Romance #2)**** by Regina Jennings 1873...Boston, Massachusetts...Miranda Wimplegate helps her grandfather at their Boston auction house and she is very good at her job. However, a serious mistake has been made—a priceless portrait, belonging to a powerful family, has been auctioned by mistake—could ruin the auction house and she must do whatever it takes to get the priceless portrait back to the rightful owners. Learning that it my have been shipped to the auction barn in Pine Gap, Missouri, Miranda accompanies her grandfather to Pine Gap hoping to recover it before someone finds it. Pine Gap—the manager, Wyatt Ballentine, is frustrated to learn the new owners don't know anything at all about live-stock or how he runs the auctions. Eventually Miranda and Wyatt form a partnership of sorts to work things out. The characters in At Love's Bidding captured me from the first page with their real-to-life challenges. It is full of humorous situations, some had me laughing out loud but there is a serious element that had me sympathetic in dealing with a loved one with dementia. Unsavory characters give the story a bit of suspense and mystery. I loved the young girl in Pine Gap, she certainly livened things up wherever she went. I love the faith thread woven throughout the story and how the characters learn to turn to God and allow Him to guide them in all areas of their lives...even love. An unexpected twist to the story brings the reader back to Boston with an exciting ending. ~I received a copy of this book from TBCN for my review, this is my honest review~
Librarycataloger More than 1 year ago
As I read At Love's Bidding I was reminded of the madcap romantic comedies that I have always loved. It features Miranda, a very proper young lady who is especially devoted to her grandfather and determined to help him as his symptoms of dementia continue to increase. Enter Wyatt, a young man who is her complete opposite. He lives in the Ozarks and runs a livestock auction that deals in cows, goats and even chickens; Miranda works at an auction house in Boston that deals in antiques and family heirlooms. Many humorous events occur as the two of them meet and begin to work together to uncover the location of a priceless painting that was sold in error by Miranda's grandfather. This together time fuels their growing attraction to each other and we are given humor and romance at its finest! Regina Jennings has given her readers a thoroughly enjoyable story that is filled with both humor and sadness and I found myself both laughing out loud and then searching for tissues. At Love's Bidding offers us family love and devotion; it gives us romantic love that we all hope for; and it reminds us of God's great love and grace that we all have been promised. This is an excellent book and I recommend it highly! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Allisonmwrites More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in Jennings' Ozark Mountain Romances series. This is what really turned me on about the books. I love the local. She does a wonderful job presenting 19th century life in Missouri. The beginning of this book started off a little slower to me than the previous novel, but within a chapter or two, the pace evened out and presented an entertaining, heart-warming story with excellent secondary characters and a several laugh out loud moments. I highly recommend Jennings writings.
CarolJo More than 1 year ago
At Love's Bidding is a humorous but not quite believable tale of a kind but timid young lady from Boston who travels to Missouri with her aging grandfather in search of a portrait which was sold by mistake. Miranda's family owns a Boston auction house dealing with fine antiques. Sight unseen, Grandfather has purchased an auction house in Missouri which turns out to be what we in the midwest call a "sale barn" dealing with animals. Handsome Wyatt Ballentine tries to help Miranda protect Grandfather as he becomes more confused and makes unwise decisions. At times the story seemed to be slow moving but the characters are very interesting. At Love's Bidding was an interesting read but I did not enjoy it as much as I have Regina Jennings other books. I received At Love's Bidding from www.bookfun.org in exchange for my honest opinion.
Pammer1 More than 1 year ago
This is a "moo-ving" story of wrong first impressions. After a costly mistake, Miranda Wimplegate travels to backwoods Missouri with her grandfather to try and correct the situation. A deadline must be met or her family could lose their business and more. Upon arriving, in the Missouri Ozarks, she chances to meet two brothers, making wrong first impressions of both. Miranda soon learns grandfather seems to have started a new business venture in Missouri, one he knows completely nothing about. He depends on one of the two brothers to help him out, that being the brother that made the worst impression on Miranda. Now she's stuck working with the poor, smelly, bullying, headstrong man. This is also a rags to riches to rags to riches story with romance, mystery, and backwoods all tied in. I received this book free from The Book Club Network, Inc. for my honest opinion. I have shared this review on Amazon.com; Goodreads; LibraryThing; Christianbook.com; Barnes and Noble; and Deeper Shopping.
SarahSundin More than 1 year ago
At Love’s Bidding is a fun and fresh take on the fish-out-of-water tale. Miranda’s adjustment to rustic Pine Gap is humorous, especially her attempts at poetic auction descriptions of the cattle! Wyatt is an appealing hero, struggling to find his identity, while Miranda struggles to find her voice. And as always, Regina Jennings has written a romance with both laughs and heart. Don’t miss this story!
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
Wonderful! I did not want to put this book down. I loved the comedy and the romance in this historical fiction. It would be hard to go from working in a prestigious Boston auction house to an auction barn. Miranda had to do this to help her family find a painting that they sold inadvertently by her grandfather. This book had many happy points and some sad points. Miranda and Wyatt were great characters that belong together. I received this book from the author and bookfun.org for a fair and honest opinion.
lsnlj More than 1 year ago
This is book two in the Ozark Mountain Romance series, however it is a stand alone book.Regina Jennings does an amazing job at writing a series of book that can also stand alone. You usually get to know a character a little bit in one book before they are the main one in another, and you reacquaint yourself with past main characters in the next books, yet they all stand alone. Jennings humorous, romance style of writing keeps you laughing throughout the novel. This novel focuses on Miranda Wimplegate, she and her family run a auction house in Boston, when things go wrong, she must accompany her grandfather to the back wood of the Ozarks. Miranda is a quiet, shy girl with opinions of her own. Yet when her family needs her she will do whatever it takes to get the job done. With worry over her grandfather and the feelings she is having for Wyatt, will she fail at everything her family asked of her or will God show himself, even when she doubts it. Wyatt Ballentine, is a determined mountain man. He is not prepared for Miranda nor her quirky grandfather. When the Wimplegate family secrets are revealed will Wyatt be able to help them or is there much more to the story? Miranda and Wyatt have sparks from the get go. They come from two different world, but are they so different that there is no chance at love? When strangers come to town will that be the undoing of Miranda and Wyatt. I was given a copy of this novel from net galley for my honest opinion.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
I love this cover! If you open the book, you can see exactly what Miranda Wimplegate is leading on that rope. I have found one of my young daughters also looking at this book a few times with the cover all of the way open. She even read the back description and said it sounds like a fun story – and she is definitely right! I found myself laughing out loud at one point in the book, but don’t let that fool you. There were plenty of serious situations and moral decisions that had to be made by the main characters. The book also dealt with the reality of a loved one who was showing symptoms of what we now call Alzheimer’s. There were humorous moments with that, along with frustrating and heartbreaking moments, as well. I enjoyed the tension between Miranda and Wyatt and they surely did not start off on the right foot with each other. I liked that the setting of the book took place in both the big city of Boston and the small town of Pine Gap. The second half of the book was my favorite and the story really took off and had quite a few interesting twists and turns. At Love’s Bidding was a very enjoyable story and a fun addition to the Ozark Mountain Romance series. It is book two, but can easily be read as a stand alone. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
centraleast22 More than 1 year ago
I liked the interactions between the characters and how they had to handle being in an unfamiliar situation. I know I would probably feel like a fish out of water if I had to go from the city of Boston to the Missouri Ozarks during this time and would have no idea how to get myself out of what they found themselves in charge of. I would recommend this to anyone who would like a lighthearted read. I received a copy of this from the publisher to review.
wfnren More than 1 year ago
A fun read! If you have read any of Regina's books, you won't want to miss this one. I really like her writing style, always a bit of humor along with some slight mystery. The characters are wonderful, some a little quirky, which just adds to the story. I would recommend this as a great book to add to your TBR pile.
Pooke More than 1 year ago
Caveat Emptor, or Let the Buyer Beware! Miranda Wimplegate, along with her grandfather, Elmer, are on a mission to save their family's business. They must find a painting, a family heirloom, that was mistakenly sold at their auction house in Boston. The wealthy LeBlanc family that owns it, is threatening to sue them, and ruin the Wimplegate name throughout the proper Boston society of 1873. In an attempt to stop that from happening, Miranda and her grandfather find themselves at an auction barn the Wimplegates recently purchased, in the backwoods of Missouri called Pine Gap. Through a comedy of errors, the Wimplegate family has purchased a livestock auction business, not an art and antique business like they own in Boston. Yet the clues to the whereabouts of the missing painting clearly pointed to Pine Gap. They no sooner arrive, when Grandfather Elmer's mind starts slipping, and he becomes prey to every scheme unscrupulous local characters try to interest him in. Additionally, Miranda and Elmer need to learn to run the sale barn, much to the consternation of the long-time manager, Wyatt Ballentine--who is unhappy because he had always planned on purchasing it. Travel can broaden your horizons, as well as, other things.... The longer Miranda is in Pine Gap, the more mysteries unfold, including that of Wyatt's background, along with his feelings for her. Yet life back in Boston always beckons her to return, making anything that happens in Pine Gap seem unreal. This tale has lots of twists and turns, which will keep your interest, and the pages turning. I liked this story a lot. It will take you on a wild ride through the small-town life of the Missouri Ozarks, to the snobbery of the upper crust of Boston society. In between, is a doctor who thinks character can be determined by bumps on one's head, a girl who gains self-esteem along with confidence in herself, and the possible missing heir to a very wealthy family. There is humor, mystery, and some romance, all kept clean through the talented pen of a Christian story-teller. I highly recommend this 5-star book to anyone who enjoys clean fiction. The publisher has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of At Love's Bidding through Bethany House Publishing for the purpose of review. I have not been compensated in any other manner. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
RachsRamblings More than 1 year ago
This book was mostly fun...with a real to life situation of dealing with a loved one with dementia. The characters are very well developed. The storyline has much to bring laughter and enjoyment. Taking someone from Boston and putting them in a small town selling animals, well how is that NOT fun! :) Miranda is a sweet character trying to help. The secondary characters in this book are great as well. They fully complete the story. It also has a serious side in how a family deals with a sweet man who is slowly loosing his memory and sanity. I really connect with that as it occurred in our family. This is an enjoyable read with fun characters, funny storyline, and I stayed up till midnight to find out what happens with the mystery part...I simply couldn't put it down!! "How does God allow a wiseman to become so foolish!..." "We've learned many lessons from your grandfather over the years, lessons that he enjoyed passing down. Caring for him will be the last lesson he has to teach us. It's up to us to learn it well." At Love's Bidding by Regina Jennings I received this book from the author/publisher for my honest opinion which I have given.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
At Love’s Bidding by Regina Jennings is the second book in the Ozark Mountain Romance series and it is set in 1873. Miranda Wimplegate is used to staying in the shadows. She does not like being the center of attention and you can tell from the dull clothes that she wears in colors that will make her blend in with her surroundings. Miranda works at her family's auction house Wimplegate Auction House (not very original) in Boston, Massachusetts. The family sold a painting that was not supposed to be in the auction (so who put it there). Miranda and her grandfather, Elmer Wimplegate (who seems to be having memory issues) go to Pine Gap (where the purchases mailed the painting) to retrieve the painting which will protect the reputation of their auction house. In order to ensure that they get the painting, the purchase the auction house in Pine Gap (sight unseen). What they do not know is that the auction house caters to animals (and whatever else anyone wishes to sell). Wyatt Ballentine is the manager of the sale barn at the auction house in Pine Gap. He has been saving up to buy it and is upset when he finds out that the owner sold it to outsiders. Wyatt is hoping he can convince Miranda and Elmer that this is not the business for them and get them to sell the auction house to him. Wyatt does not anticipate Miranda and her determined nature. Miranda will have her hands full with keeping an eye on her grandfather (who is getting worse each day), looking for the painting, and not letting Wyatt know what she is looking for in the auction house. I think Miranda and Wyatt are in for an adventure! At Love’s Bidding is a cute novel. I liked the main characters (especially Wyatt) and the setting of Pine Gap. There are some interesting people in this delightful little town. At Love’s Bidding is fun and easy to read. I give At Love’s Bidding 4 out of 5 stars (I liked it). I liked seeing Miranda grow and blossom during the course of the novel. At Love’s Bidding can be read without having enjoyed the first book in the series. I look forward to the next book in the Ozark Mountain Romance series. I received a complimentary copy of At Love’s Bidding from NetGalley and The Book Club Inc. (and the publisher) in exchange for an honest review.
Mocha-with-Linda More than 1 year ago
Regina Jennings quickly became one of my favorite authors with her debut novel several years ago, and I have enjoyed reading each of her books since that first release. This latest novel combines romance and mystery in a tale containing both dramatic and humourous moments. Jennings convolutes the circumstances with the contrast and clash of class distinctions as well as the disparity between provincial and urban cultures, adding conflict and tension. Perhaps the most meaningful aspect for me, however, is one you don't often see in historical fiction: that of an elderly character displaying dementia and the effect on the family. Jennings portrays this beautifully as Miranda, the community, and her family deal with the awkwardness, embarrassment, spiritual questioning, and decisions that come with such a situation, played out in an era when little was known about such a disease. I know God will use the nuggets of truth tucked in this story to minister to someone on a similar journey. Act now to get your copy of At Love's Bidding before it's going, going, gone! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Regina Jennings and Baker/Bethany House Publishers for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
LucyMR1 More than 1 year ago
I love how Regina weaves humor into her stories of historical romance along with a little mystery that keeps you guessing. The character development is great and I love how Miranda is so protective of her grandfather. Betsy is an adorable child that keeps you wondering what she will say next. This book is entertainment at its best. The best feature is how faith is what gets them through. ❤️ I was given a copy from the author for an honest review and it was my pleasure to do so.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
At Love’s Bidding (Ozark Mountain Romance- #2 ) By: Regina Jennings At Love’s Bidding is book two in Ozark Mountain Romance series. I really enjoyed this historical romance that Ms. Jennings has weaved for us. I love the story and the characters, both are easy to follow. The story has enough suspense in it for all you mystery fans, it is a humor intriguing story with vivid and quirky characters. I also love the spiritual thread that runs throughout the story . Miranda helps her grandfather at the Boston action house and is very good at her job. A valuable heirloom picture has been sold by mistake, and they must get it back. Wyatt is a Missouri auctioneer who runs a different kind of action, but he also is good at his job. Ms. Jennings weaves us a story of a heroine and hero that comes from a difference social class. Will the heirloom valuable picture ever be found? Can Miranda and Wyatt get along since their social standings are so difference? At times I was laughing so hard and other times I felt so sad. At Love’s Bidding can be read as a stand-alone. I was given a copy of this book by the author and Bethany House Publishing Group for my honest review.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
At Love's Bidding is the second Ozark Mountain Romance series. What a sweet and fun read! I love Regina Jennings's writing and how she is able to make the reader laugh one minute and then tug at one's heart the next. I just loved Miranda and Wyatt in this book and I look forward to more characters like this in the future. 5 plus stars.