Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Perfectly Delightful ~ Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings ~ Review

“Sixty Acres and a Bride” is a stories I as a reader finds great pleasure is spending time with.  And at the close of such a novel, I’m a bit sorry to see it come to an end.

            I adore Rosa. She is so earnest and tries so hard, but so often it backfires on her. It was comical and yet I had to feel a bit sad for her, trying to learn to live in a foreign culture from her native Mexico. She’s a character one can’t help but love, because her yearnings and love for life is so infectious. I wanted to join the pages of the novel and become her closest friend.

            Weston is the epitome of the cowboy hero and I loved his pure heart – though he wasn’t without his faults! The depth of his backstory has wreaked havoc on his present and I wanted to see him free of those bonds. And ah the romance certainly helped with that!

            The story explores the beloved plot of Ruth and Boaz in my favorite era – western expansion on the Texas plains.

            It’s written in such a way that I felt I truly grew to know and love these characters. Words paint vivid pictures and I loved every single second. This novel is a treasure, one I don’t plan to part with and one I’ll peruse again for that lovely sigh of contentment at the end.

            This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers through CFBA for my copy to review.

More about the novel and author...

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Sixty Acres and a Bride
Bethany House (February 1, 2012)
Regina Jennings


A Word from Regina:

See me laughing. That’s what I do when someone calls me an author. Yes, it’s always been my dream, but I still can’t keep from giggling over it.

Other things I am – a Christ-follower, a wife, a homeschooling mother of four, a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, and a voracious reader.

Getting reading time isn’t easy. Seems like my family does more than our share of traveling. My husband is an insurance adjuster (I know, save the hate mail) and travels with the catastrophe team often. That’s allowed us to see a lot of the United States. True many times it’s in the middle of a hurricane or blizzard, but after spending three weeks in a hotel room with six people, you’ll brave anything to get out and see the sights – no matter how damaged they might be.

We also serve on the Missions Team at an amazing church, so we break out the passports frequently. Highlights include singing at a leper colony in India, holding church inside a Mexican prison and showing the Jesus film to a tribe in Senegal who’d never heard the gospel.

But I don’t have to go far away for unusual. My family provides plenty of colorful material with their love for practical jokes, pithy observations and strong agricultural roots. Because of the family business, a significant chunk of my life has been spent at sale barns and auctions – often behind the scales where I weigh pigs. I like to think of myself as a “redneck bluestocking” but I brought an entire marketing team’s discussion to a screeching halt when I said those words, so you didn’t hear it from me.

When I have spare time I love to talk books and quirky characters (real and fictional).


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?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Sixty Acres and a Bride, go HERE.


  1. Casey, This book looks so good! Regina's cover is beautiful and it's so neat hearing what you liked about the book. Your insights are always so interesting to me:) Thanks for spotlighting it here. You're the best!

    1. Laura, I think you would really like this book. It seems right up your alley! Regina is a talented author to watch. :)

  2. Great review! I want to read this book so much, some how some way I will! I really like your blog, I would love it if you checked mine out at http://bookreviewsfromabooklover.blogspot.com/ and consider following it. I have a giveaway running right now :).


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