Sixty Acres and a Bride
by Regina Jennings
Publisher's description of the book:
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. 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, and Rosa must decide to what lengths she will go to save her future.
This is one of those books that took me a little while to get into, but once I did, I really liked it! I enjoyed the parallels to the Biblical story of Ruth and Boaz (one of my favorite stories, by the way), and also enjoyed the development of the characters. I liked Rosa's spunk and daring behavior in a town that was full of gossips. She really did have the same courage and perseverance that Ruth did.
I think this book would make a great movie! Maybe someday? I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian historical fiction. I rate this a "4."
About the author:
Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English. She has worked at The Mustang News as well as Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows. She and her family make their home outside of Oklahoma City. This is her first novel.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."