Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings

Sixty Acres and A Bride is the debut novel by Regina Jennings. She got the idea for this book when she was asked to write a fifteen minute skit for her church. That skit turned into much more. This book is about Rosa, a Mexican widow who's more than a little uncomfortable in her small town in America. She decided to follow her mother-in-law (also a widow) back to her hometown, reminiscent of the Ruth and Naomi story in the Bible. This book was well-written and sweet, the villain was the perfect bad guy and the ending of the story made me swoon. I enjoyed reading about Rosa's cooking style and the dances from her homeland.

About the book:
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. 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, and Rosa must decide to what lengths she will go to save her future.

This book was provided for review by Bethany House

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