Saturday, March 17, 2012

Welcome to the blog tour for Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings!

DISCLAIMER: I received Sixty Acres and a Bride free from LitFuse Publicity in return for a review of the book. Thank you so very much.

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

About Regina:
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.


My Review: First of all I LOVED that the main character was a Mexican woman. However, in all honesty, I suppose I wanted her character to be more fitting to her environment and not  standing out as if on display. I liked that she was described as beautiful, but not all Mexican women dressed provocatively and were probably just as demure as the American women, just that most Mexican women wore dresses with a lot more flair and color but no less modest. 

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. I almost saw her as Ruth and Naomi. She followed her mother-in-law and left her people behind when her husband passed.

Rosa is very likable and of course you have the cowboy, loner, hero that comes along to steal her heart.

A sweet love story.


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!

2 comments:

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

This may come as a shock, but it's not quite my cup of tea. That said, I applaud your honesty in terms of being sent a promo copy and your agreement with the author. That's how things get done these days. Most persons would keep that agreement under wraps and try to pass the review off solely on their own.

On the other hand, I know that, as a reader, I can come here and expect such honesty.

That's what makes you endearing.

BZ

Leticia said...

Thanks, BZ. That really means a lot to me. :)