Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings | Kindle Fire Giveaway, Author Chat Party and Blog Tour

Welcome to the launch for debut author Regina Jennings’ first novel, Sixty Acres and a Bride

Regina has teamed up with her publisher, Bethany House, to host a fantastic Kindle Fire Giveaway and an Author Chat Facebook Party (where you could win some beautiful silver jewelry)! Details below.

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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. Read an excerpt.

Regina Jennings

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Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She is the author of “A Most Inconvenient Marriage,” “Sixty Acres and a Bride,” and “Caught in the Middle,” and contributed a novella to “A Match Made in Texas.” Regina 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, Oklahoma, with her husband and four children.

Find out more about Regina at http://www.reginajennings.com/.

More about Regina’s Kindle Fire Giveaway and Author Chat Party

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 atRegina’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!

Buzz

Critics agree Sixty Acres and a Bride is a winner:

“Jennings’s debut novel will have historical romance fans flocking to her tale… a lovely picture of God’s provision, forgiveness, and love.” — Publishers Weekly

“Jennings’ characters are well defined and thoughtfully planned out. Her historical details are rich and hearty.” – 4 Stars, Romantic Times Book Reviews

“A fresh voice in Christian historical romance makes her debut with this lovely Texas twist on the biblical story of Ruth and Boaz.” –Library Journal

Reviews

3/7

Melanie at The Ramblings of Two Readers Jennings’ description of the Texas landscape and the sheep ranch is a welcome departure to the more traditional settings of historical fiction.  The details of the daily chores involved in running a ranch and the struggles in covering expenses add realism to the plot.  So often ranch life is  romanticized  in novels, and I appreciated Jennings’ less glamorized approach.

Holly at 2 Kids and Tired Books 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.

3/8

Mary’s Cup of Tea There are lots of twists and turns in the book. It is a nice story to remind us it is better to speak what is on your mind because people cannot read minds!

3/9

Amy at A Nest in the RocksThis is a fiesty, fun look at love in Texas 150 years ago.

3/10

Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer I find that romance novels can become stale and predictable, but the author has constructed an original romance.

Pam at Southern Gal Loves to Read A delightful debut!

3/12

Brenda at WV Stitcher Great characters and an interesting plot filled with vivid descriptions, woven with bits of humor and a nice christian theme makes this a fantastic story.

Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews Regina Jennings has done herself proud with this debut novel, and I look forward to reading more faith-filled stories from her in the future.

Renee at  Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot With her book Sixty Acres and a Bride you get a story that is almost perfection and it’s obvious that she has poured her heart into it.

3/13

Alicia at Surrendering All of Me 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.

Janelle at The Cole Clan Adventures My favorite part was the illustrations of Texas during this time in it’s history.  I am a resident of Texas, and while I was not born here, I love to learn about its’ history, not to mention loving the ranch life as well!

Amanda at Short and Sweet Reviews For a debut novel, I was impressed.  Regina Jennings has the skill and and comfort in her craft of much more experienced authors.  I am eager to read many more books by this author!

3/14

Tammi at Our Homeschooling Pilgrimage I enjoyed the story. I found the characters to be so very real. There were times I cried and laughed, and times I scolded. As well as, times where my heart was beating wildly, wondering how things would turn out.

April’s Lifestyle Show This is a great ride and I want another!! You will love this book and will not put it down.

Lori at Morning Glories and Moonflowers I had a hard time putting the book down… I couldn’t believe this was Regina Jennings first novel.

3/15

Theresa at  Just One More Paragraph What a wonderful book! I felt like I was saying goodbye to my dear friends as I turned the final page. For me, this book was much to short – I just didn’t want it to end.

Patricia at It’s Time To Read Mamaw I highly recommend this book.

3/16

Amber at snidbits I liked the parallel to Ruth and Naomi – I’ve read other books based on the story but Regina was able to put her own spin on it.

Danielle at The Happy Wife http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com I highly recommend this book to all those who enjoy a good love story, to those who enjoy the Biblical story of Ruth and Naomi, and to those who enjoy reading about women who follow their hearts, despite what society wants them to do.

Alena at Little Bit Of Wonderful Regina Jennings is a masterful storyteller and this book is well worth the read!

Jessica at From Me to You … Video, Photography, & Book Reviews I really enjoyed this novel and hope their will be another novel that involves some of the secondary characters since I truly loved them!!

3/17

Leticia at My Daily Trek The characters are quite believable and you do begin to admire this woman who is totally out of her element and must learn American customs to fit in, but not lose her heritage.

Shari at The Knit Wit by Shair This book may be about a widow struggling to make ends meet, and what she is willing to do to make them meet.  But, we can all learn something from it, and you may find yourself in Rosa’s story.

Caroline at Happy Four It is hard to believe that this is Regina’s first novel.  It is amazing!

Athena at Our Crazy Life Regina Jennings’ does her homework! Her characters are deep and rich, her period details are woven into the story and she captures your attention from the beginning. You can picture yourself in the story and your heart will melt for Rosa and Weston…

Vic’s Media Room Ms. Jennings knows how to give us history without making it seem as though we are in class.

3/19

Carrie at Our Blessed Chaos An exceptional debut!

Ruth at My Devotional Thoughts I absolutely adored the allusions to the story of Ruth and Boaz in the Bible!

Laura at Lighthouse Academy It is a different sort of historical, with some laugh out loud moments, some delicious sexual tension, and lots of conflict.

Wendy at Minding Spot Sixty Acres and a Bride is a rivetting read with compelling characters.

3/20

Whitney at Rambles of a SAHM Many seasoned authors would tell you that there is always room to improve on their craft. While I agree with that statement, I must say that Regina has done an amazing job for a first work. I am really looking forward to reading whatever else she puts on paper. I didn’t feel as if the words were stumbling or halting, instead they flowed and drew you from page to page and chapter to chapter. I stayed up way too late finishing this one!

Maopa at Luscious Deals I really love reading this book and didn’t want it to come to an end.

Kate at Books, Baking & Beyond Sixty Acres and a Bride is a solid start for Regina Jennings.

Crystal at Cinnamon Hollow It was a joy to read. I read it in just a couple of days because it was yet another I didn’t want to put down.

Courtney’s Chitter Chatter Weston is the perfect hero. He is a quiet cowboy that keeps to himself after the loss of his wife. He takes care of his family and feels strongly about protecting Rosa. He isn’t without faults but he sure is swoon worthy!

3/21

Faye at Labor Not In Vain Sixty Acres and a Bride is a totally fresh tale filled with moments of humor and intensity, about overcoming fears and embracing the future.

Jill at Frugal Plus

Marg at Simply Shop and Save

Tina at Giving N Sharing I loved this book!

3/22

Tammy Is Blessed Jennings does an excellent job of bring the setting to life – you can just picture it in your mind’s eye.  I really enjoyed this book!

Holly at Shelf Life If you want to induldge in some flavorful writing with unique characters and a compelling story, then  Sixty Acres and a  Bride is for you! 

Becky at Christian Chick’s Thoughts Debut author Regina Jennings has crafted a wonderful story inspired by Boaz and Ruth.

Melanie at A Year of Jubilee Reviews I appreciated how Regina Jennings made this a true Christian fiction novel by continually bringing the reader back to Christ.

Carrie at Farming On Faith I started this book a couple of nights ago and stayed up into the wee hours of the morning finishing it last night. It was a fun book~ I really enjoyed it .

Sara at Shoopette’s Book Reviews I thought the overall story was extremely interesting and engaging.

3/23

Kelli at The Zen of Motherhood Rich in historical detail, humor, and heartfelt romance, Rosa’s story of struggle, culture shock, and unexpected love is a true page-turner.

Michelle at Healing Hearts book review blog I loved the fact that I cared about what happened to [the characters]. I would definitely recommend this story to lovers of historical fiction and romance.

Book Reviews By Jenny This is Regina’s debut novel and I absolutely loved it! I can’t wait to see what she comes out with next.

3/24

Maureen’s Musings Regina has woven a delightful tale in this book. You will want to get lost in the lives of Rosa and Wes.

Michelle at Life in Review I VERY highly recommend this book. The writing is outstanding, and the characters are so vivid and real. This one is definitely going to be on my favorite Christian fiction books for this year.

Suzanne at Cows and Lasers and Everything in Between This is one of those books that once you start reading it you honestly can’t put it down until you find out what happens.

Patty at Broken Teepee This was an enjoyable book with great themes and wonderful characters.

Kathleen at KdQuilts Regina Jennings did a fantastic job developing both her characters and the story line.

3/25

Lena at A Christian Writer’s World Author interview and book giveaway.

Sarah at Growing for Christ 

Mindy at A Room without Books is Empty  If you like Historical Fiction this would be a good book for you as it takes a look from the perspective of a Mexican Woman coming to America.

Gina at Gypsy Mama Logs This story of a strong woman in tough times was engaging and kept me reading non stop till I finished the book.   Go check out this wonderful book…. you will not be disappointed!!

3/27

Lindsay at Live To Read A terrific Western romance!

Megan at The Joys of Life I really hope that Regina Jennings writes another book soon.  She has such talent to keep the readers engaged in her book!

Charlene at Quintessentially Quilly This story is an emotionally exhilarating roller coaster ride.  

Jami’s Reviews Sixty Acres and a Bride is a first novel byRegina Jennings, and boy did she write a winner!

Cara at the Law, Books & Life In Sixty Acres and a Bride, the author weaves a tale that breathes new life into the Biblical story of Ruth and Naomi.

JHS at Colloquium Sixty Acres and a Bride is a delightful, romantic surprise.