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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sixty Acres and a Bride...Review

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.


When their husbands are killed while living in Mexico, Rosa Garner follows her mother-in-law when she returns home to Texas.  Upon arriving, Louise and Rosa discover that renters abandoned the family farm, back taxes are owed and they have no way to pay.  However, the extended Garner family looks out for one another and as they work to raise the necessary money and make the farm productive, Rosa finds herself drawn to one of the Garner men in particular.

Weston is the perfect cowboy, but a man who harbors his own grief and regret.  As he finds himself drawn to Rosa, he's not sure he's ready to commit to another woman.

Inspired in part by the story of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz, this is a charming and entertaining story of love and family and loyalty.   I absolutely loved Rosa and her spunk as she tried to find her way and fit into this new western, American culture. The Garner family is terrific and full of their own quirks, yet loyal to a fault.

A terrific debut novel.  I look forward to more from Regina.

Thanks to Amy at Litfuse Publicity for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Regina Jennings here.  You can purchase your own copy here.  You can see other reviews and tour stops here.

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4/5 Stars

2 comments:

Rissi said...

Heard a lot of good things about this novel - perhaps I should give it a try. =)

Ruth said...

Great review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this debut as well.