Feb 20, 2012

Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings

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.

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.

Sixty Acres and a Bride ... love the cover, loved the story, and sad when it was all over. I want to read more about Rosa and her new family.

Rosa was married for a very short time, and her husband and father-in-law were both killed when a cave collapsed and buried them. Rosa and her mother-in-law were totally destitute and had nowhere to go except the old family farm in Texas that had been leased out for many years.

When they arrived at the old homestead, they learned of the outstanding taxes owed on the property, and they had only three months to pay or they would lose the farm. They tried everything they could think of to raise the money, but the total amount needed was out of their reach.

In desperation, only hours before the bank foreclosed on their property, the two women devised another plan. Rosa had no idea how her life would be changed by one simple decision, and she resigned herself to a life of servitude to a man she hardly knew.

It is hard to say more about this book without giving away too much. I better stop here, and just say that I highly recommend Sixty Acres and a Bride. It is a fantastic story!

Disclosure: Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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