Sixty Acres and a Bride

Sixty Acres and a Bride

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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.

"Jennings's debut novel will have historical romance fans flocking to her tale that puts a Texas spin on the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz... a lovely picture of God's provision, forgiveness, and love." --Publishers Weekly

"Unconventional heroine; engaging secondary characters...brings something new to the genre."--Christian Manifesto

"The twists and turns in this book keep your attention to the very end." --Libraries Alive
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 140 x 213 x 25.4mm | 376g
  • Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group
  • Ada, MI, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0764209906
  • 9780764209901
  • 736,244

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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. "Jennings's debut novel will have historical romance fans flocking to her tale that puts a Texas spin on the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz... a lovely picture of God's provision, forgiveness, and love." --Publishers Weekly

"Unconventional heroine; engaging secondary characters...brings something new to the genre."--Christian Manifesto

"The twists and turns in this book keep your attention to the very end." --Libraries Alive
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About Regina Jennings

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.
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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.show more
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