Thursday, March 15, 2012

Litfuse Tour: Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings

About the book:

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. Read an excerpt:

About Regina:

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. Meet Regina here.

 Regina's website: here

Link to buy the book: here

About the giveaway and party:

Celebrate with Regina by entering to win a Kindle Fire and coming to her Author Chat Party on 3/27!


One fortunate winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings 

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 3/26/12. Winner will be announced at Regina's Author Chat Facebook Party on 3/27. Regina will be hosting an evening of chat, fun trivia and more! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and some beautiful silver jewerly!

So grab your copy of Sixty Acres and a Bride and join Regina and friends on the evening of March 27th for an evening of fun.


Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP TODAY and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 27th!

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My Thoughts:
This story is compared to Ruth and Esther  in the bible.  

Rosa Garner and her mother in law Louise Garner have returned to the Garner's family ranch in Caldwell County, Texas.  They have arrived from Mexico without their husbands whom were killed in a cave in.  When they arrived at the ranch it was in an appalling state.  It took a lot of work to get it ready for it's human inhabitants and rid of all other critters. 

Louise does not have a head for figures and had no idea they owed so much money on back taxes and that they were about to loose the ranch.  Louise's sister in law, Mary knew it was going to be almost impossible to come up with the money but Rosa was determined to put in crops along with  raising  chickens and selling the eggs.  She even took in embroidery work at which she was very talented.  Louise's nephew, Weston Garner from a neighboring ranch gave them some sheep which they prepared to sell. Weston did not know how dire the situation was with the taxes on his Aunt's ranch.  

For years Weston has battled buried emotions ever since the death of his wife.  He tries to avoid all the matchmakers and single ladies looking to catch a suitable husband and since Weston Garner has one of the largest ranches in Caldwell County he is most certainly a good catch.  Although he is not very sociable.  Then here is this little mexican gal, Rosa as pretty as can be, awakening feelings in him he thought were long well buried and he fights to keep them buried.  Rosa is also finding Weston very difficult to read because one day he is full of tenderness toward her and then he disappears for days as if he can't stand to be around her.  But why even try to develop a relationship when with anyone when Rosa and Aunt Louise are doomed to be homeless and this is the first real home Rosa has had since she left her parents home in Mexico.

This story was so like Ruth and Esther.  This young woman had so much faith in her mother in law and her new found faith in God.  How frightening it must be to know that you are about to be homeless, no where to go.  How far would you go to save your home?  Are would you have faith that God will provide?

I highly recommend this book.

I rate this book a 5 out of 5.

I was provided a free copy of this book for review by Bethany House Publisher for review.  This review is my own opinion.  I was in no way compensated for this review. 

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  1. I am definitely reading this book. Thanks for the review. I found you on the Its so Cheri blog hop and am now following you and would love a follow back:)

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