Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sixty Acres and a Bride

Blog Tour ~ Review & Giveaway Notes


Sixty Acres and a Bride
by Regina Jennings
ISBN: 978-0764209901
$10.19 (paperback)
$6.29 (kindle)

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. Read an excerpt:
My Thoughts:
I loved this book! Rosa is a young bride whose husband and father in law dies in a mining accident. Her husband's family introduced her to the Lord while they were still in Mexico and helped her grow in her faith. After her family threw her out of the house because she chooses to become a Christian and not follow the family religion they take her in as a daughter and she ends up marrying their son not for love but because he had taken her in and was protecting her.

Rosa and her Mother in Law return to Texas to the family farm and find out that the taxes have not been paid for several years and they are in danger of losing their home if $160 is not paid within 3 months (can you imagine?). Between planting a garden, sewing/embroidery, raising chickens and keeping sheep that a family member has given them they hope they will have the money and be able to stay. Of course, men from town have noticed Rosa who is beautiful and single, a nasty neighbor starts stalking her and Rosa turns to Weston (her deceased husband's cousin) for help with protection and the farm.

The story takes place in the 1800's and you see some discrimination against Rosa who is Hispanic & a Mexican Indian. You also see her struggle as she learns American customs and the language (although her English is impeccable), her fear of the neighbor and her struggle with another loveless marriage and her pride in paying her debt and not relying on Weston beyond what he has done for her family. 

The author does a wonderful job showing the difference in the Mexican and Texan customs and the story is very well told. The situation with the neighbor is tastefully done and while there is a section at the end of the book that's a bit scary there are no graphic scenes. It will be a good opportunity for you moms to discuss safety and trusting their feelings about others with your daughters. I look forward to reading more of Regina Jennings books!

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About the author:
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.

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