Monday, March 19, 2012

Virtual Blog Tour: Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings Book Review

Enter Today and Save the Date-3/27!

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:    

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Let me begin by saying that I considered giving this a 5-star rating, but I determined that 4 stars was best.  Not because it is bad but because of some minor issues I will discuss later on.

I absolutely adored the allusions to the story of Ruth and Boaz in the Bible!  Since I am named after Ruth of the Bible, I always perk up when there are any allusions to her.  And I recognized it from the beginning.  I also liked the fact that there were enough differences that the story was not completely predictable.

I also adored Rosa.  It was nice to see a heroine that was not blonde, white, and meek.  I loved the fact that she was a Mexican who had converted to Christianity.  She and Weston made the romance in the story quite interesting, and the suspense almost took you to the last page!

My only criticisms concern the fact that I was not always certain about the backgrounds of the characters.  I think the author told their stories in an original way, but sometimes I didn't "get" it. Thankfully the Christian message was fairly strong, but there were times I would have preferred it just a little bit stronger.  But that is just my opinion.

If you are a fan of historical Christian fiction with a sweet love story, this book is for you.  I would actually give this a 4.5 rating if I could.  It is a nice, light read, and I think there is something for everyone.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated in any way, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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.

Learn more about Regina by visiting her website,
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.

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