Saturday, 10 March 2012

Review & Giveaway - Sixty Acres and a Bride

Sixty Acres and a Bride
BY: Regina Jennings
PUBLISHED BY: Bethany House
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0990-1
Pages: 368

In Regina Jennings’s debut historical romance novel, we, the readers, meet a strong-headed Rosa Garner, who recently lost her husband and father-in-law while hoping to strike rich in the silver mines of Mexico. Along with her grieving mother-in-law, Louise, Rosa arrives at their Texas family ranch, which they had leased out in their absence. To her surprise, she learns that the renters had abandoned their farm and stopped paying the taxes on it. The family owned one hundred and sixty-six dollars, which was a whole lot of money back in 1878, and with only three months until the payment is due! While staying with other relatives of her late husband, a cousin, Weston Garner, returns to Caldwell County and he may be her only savior.

    Sixty Acres and a Bride is a well-written novel and a great first outing for newcomer Regina Jennings. Rosa and Weston are believable characters, but they are not perfect. They do have their flaws, which makes them more realistic. I simply loved how Rosa adapted to her new surrounds and learned the lifestyles of her new family while staying faithful to her own customs and beliefs. I find that romance novels can become stale and predictable, but the author has constructed an original romance. It is a great read and I recommend it to everyone.

*I would like to thank Bethany House and Litfuse for sending me a copy to review.

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.


  1. I found you from the Alexa drop hop. I haven't read any Romance novels, but this looks interesting as I love history. I would consider adding this to my reading list. I hope you can drop by my site sometime. I enjoyed my visit! I am over at

  2. Historical Novels are some of my favorites. And the cover is lovely. Nice review. Best of luck with your book,Regina.

  3. This looks like a great novel, not just from the cover. Thanks for the review!


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