Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Litfuse Blog Tour: Sixty Acres and a Bride.

About The Book:

"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: http://ow.ly/9sK2C. "

My Review:

I can admit to being reluctant to reading this book. I kept putting it off. I thought this was going to be the usual retelling of Ruth that so many others have done. However, this book was not a retelling. It was its own unique story. Although the character's did play out some scenes from the Ruth and Boaz Biblical narration, it was its own unique story.

Its originality flowed from the very first pages.  Immediately, you were thrust upon an exciting scene. My mind raced with questions about how the character was forced upon this particular situation. This book was action packed. Slow reading was not an issue.  So far so good, right. 

Rosa was a mexican woman trying to fit in a white woman society. Her innocent mistakes added humor. Her wanting to fit in and her constant ridiculing made you feel compassion for her. Seeing how the characters had so many misunderstandings, when the reader knew what the characters really meant to communicate was comical.

At first, while reading this you felt very confused. There are so many questions in the beginning that make you wonder, but Regina ends the story question free. Not only for a debut novel, but for any type of book was this a very well written story. The characters experienced real life emotions, and dealt with real experiences. The sprinkling of the spanish words spiced the writing style. This was a very good collaboration of suspense, good romance, Biblical references, and some strong emotions. I would give this book a grand total of 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book from Litfuse Publisher for free, in exchange for my honest review.

You can purchase this book at CBD.

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.

Learn more about Regina by visiting her website, www.reginajennings.com.

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.
Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP TODAY and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 27th!

No comments:

Post a Comment

"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer."
(Psalm 19:14)