Saturday, March 23, 2013

Saturday Review: Love in the Balance by Regina Jennings

A fun love story that certainly has its share of troubles and crosses a couple of lines in the sand that Christian fiction hasn’t for some time.

            It’s a fun story written in a style that’s sweet and the reader can easily imagine the characters traipsing through their surroundings and struggles. Molly Lovelace is an…well, let’s just say interesting heroine. Some of her flaws became distracting after a bit and not quite as humorous as they were in the beginning. I did feel a bit sorry for her as the story went on.

            It’s a bit hard to write the review of this book without giving away too many details. I will say it hasn’t been my favorite novel that I’ve read this year. It really has nothing to do with the quality in which it was written, setting or characters. It just…didn’t quite ring true for me as a book I’d like to read over again. I think portions of the story could have been cut for heightened flow and that’s what slowed me down more than anything.

            However, I will say that the love story between Molly and our hero (forgive me, I can’t remember his name) is very endearing. They had their lessons to learn though and I greatly appreciated that the novel wasn’t afraid to share those.

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

More about the novel...

Molly Lovelace dreams of a life without cares in Lockhart, Texas. She also dreams of handsome wrangler Bailey Garner, her ardent but inconsistent beau. The problem is, with Bailey's poor prospects, she just can't fit the two dreams together.

Then mysterious stranger Edward Pierrepont sweeps into town--and her life--and for the first time Molly wonders if she's met the man who can give her everything. But he won't be in Lockhart long and while he talks about their glorious future together, she can't quite get Bailey out of her mind.

What's a girl to do with all these decisions when love is in the balance?

Contest Info!

Regina Jennings is celebrating the release of Love in the Balance with a Kindle Fire Giveaway and a Facebook Author Chat Party on 4/4!


One "lovely" winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire 
  • A copy of Regina's Sixty Acres and a Bride and Love in the Balance
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 3rd. Winner will be announced at the "Love in the Balance" Author Chat Party on April 4th. Connect with Regina, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at a trivia contest, and chat with readers just like you. There will also be many fun giveaways -- gift certificates, books, and more!

So grab your copy of Love in the Balance and join Regina on the evening of April 4th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via 



and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 4th!


  1. "LOVE IN THE BLANCE" sounds like a great book, with Molly having to make up her mind which guy she is going to be with Edward or Bailey that is a hard choice to make. I would hate to be in her shoes. God bless you.
    Norma Stanforth

    1. I know, Norma, I would too! And Edward seemed like such a nice guy...oops, hope I didn't say too much there. ;) Happy Sunday to you!

  2. Does it follow closely to the first book in the series? I read that one and absolutely LOVED it. Just ordered this one. I'm curious to read it and see. :) I agree with you though, sometimes, it's not the writing but the character that is hard to relate to.
    I guess "making character lovable" really is important in writing fiction, huh?

    1. No. They are two completely different books. I really liked the first one too, but not so much this one. Very much so! I once read a book where the main character was completely unlikeable the entire novel through. I did finish it, but kind of felt like I had been whipped the entire reading.


Thank you so much for stopping by, I love to hear from those who traffic my blog! Have a wonderful day. :)

FTC Rules

According to new FTC rules I must let you, the reader know, that all views shared on this blog are strictly my own. Books to review are either provided for me by the author, publisher or ones I have purchased and I am under no obligation whatsoever to present anything, but my true opinion on any product. I receive no monetary compensation for anything written on this blog. Any giveaways on this blog are provided by the author/ publisher and I am not responsible for any views they express in their work or on this site. Giveaways are void were prohibited and chances of winnng are based on the number of applicants. A random winner is draw when a book is given away.

Blog Design by Imagination Designs all images from the Country Wildflowers kit by Laurie Ann