Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sixty Acres and a Bride



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.
My Review:

As exquisite as the cover, Sixty Acres and a Bride makes a solid case for judging a book by its cover. Sublime! I enjoyed every minute and didn't want my reading experience to end. This is the kind of book you grieve over at the finish. (I'm still in mourning.)

The author definitely engaged this reader with dynamic characters that quickly became real people who charged into my life and practically took it over. I laughed with them, I cried with them and I worried over them whenever I managed to drag myself back into the real world.

Jennings did an amazing job with her heroine's storyline. Rosa is a displaced person in so many ways, having suffered enormous losses in her young life. Desperate for a place and people to belong to, she strives to adapt to a foreign culture filled with unfamiliar ways. I think every reader will be able to identify with that yearning and that is what makes Rosa's journey so poignant. She's a winning combination of grit and vulnerability. Of course that lambasts poor Weston who can't define Rosa's place let alone keep her in it!One of the brilliant strengths of this book is their incredible love story.

It's not an easy journey and definitely fraught with all manner of obstacles but Jennings has mastered the craft of romance. She kept me riveted with tantalizing scenes that were deeply intimate even though Rosa and Weston didn't even touch. But when they did...oh la la!!!!! Haul in the fainting couch one more time, ladies, you might as well recline there while you read. No point in getting up and risking a head injury when you fall back down again!

This book also has one of the best seamless inspirational threads. It develops naturally from within different characters in so many scenes and always seems  plausible. It enhances the story and uplifts the reader which is exactly as it should be in an inspirational romance.

Sixty Acres and a Bride is definitely destined for keeper shelves across the country. Don't pass this one by and when you're at the store buy two -- one for you and one for a friend!

Giveaway Opportunity:
If you would like to win a copy of Sixty Acres and a Bride please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Remember to put the title in the subject line so I can spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday February 19 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


  1. I told you I would be back, Kav! LOL And, groan...first comment usually doesn't win. :( Well, anyway, like I told you before, the moment I saw this cover I posted it on my FB wall to remind me of the release date! and put it on my wishlist and saved it to my drafts! lol Thank you for the great review and the opportunity to win.


  2. My crit partner has been telling me about this one, please enter me!

    rmjagears AT gmail DOT com

  3. I want to read this book so badly, and have entered a few giveaways with no luck yet. Maybe this will be the one :). The book sounds so good and right up my alley with what I like.

    jen.whitney08 at gmail dot com

  4. I would love to read this book. I'm so glad that I found your blog.

  5. I would love to win this book. It looks really good! What a beautiful cover too.

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

  6. This sounds like a great book, and I would love to read it. Thanks for the opportunity!


  7. This has been on my need to read list for a while now. Thanks for the giveaway!


  8. That's great advice! There's no point risking a head injury when you're completely into a story lol. I like Texas/Western settings in the story and the storyline is a little different from what I read. That's a good thing :)


  9. Please enter me for this book. Love to read it.

  10. I'm in the mood for a romantic story that makes me swoon, Sixty Acres and a Bride sounds terrific. I'd love to be entered. Thanks for another great review and another book I need to put on my wish list!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  11. Sounds a little like Ruth and Naomi (loosely based of course!). I'd love to read this!

  12. would love to read this novel...thanks for the chance :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  13. Would love to read this book! Love the cover...


  14. I love "Ruth" stories. Thanks for introducing this new-to-me writer. This sounds like a great read to cozy up with for our long weekend. :)

  15. I knew this one would be popular! Good luck everyone! I wish I could send you all a copy! :-)

  16. Hi Kav,

    This sounds like the era I enjoy reading about. Thank you for the review and the cover on this one makes me want to pick it up and read it. Please enter me in the drawing. My email address is: triplel(at)evertek(dot)net

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    God's Blessings,

  17. Thank you for the review, I would love to win this Book, it sounds awesome, please enter my name


  18. Hi, Kav! I wanted to ask you if there was any way to subscribe to your blog via email? I have to click off and go to another browser to enter your giveaways or to comment on your articles. If not, it's perfectly ok and sooo worth it. We have weekly giveaways on our blog, too, but I can't enter those! LOL!


  19. I think I may have to start a list of books to get just from your reviews, I may have to enter every give away!!!

  20. Your more than welcome to enter every giveaway, Jody. Wish I could just hand books out to everyone, wouldn't that be fun?!

    Diana -- I have no idea if you can subscribe to my blog via email. I'm a total tecno-un-nerd, so if it's possible and someone can tell me how I'll try to make it happen. :-)

    Good luck everyone!

  21. Oh, good--a fellow tecno-un-nerd! LOL! I'm still learning and I haven't the foggiest idea. I had to call someone to explain how net galley works! I'm pathetic when it comes to computers. :(

  22. Kav, you can add a gadget to your blog to allow e-mail subscribers. Here is how:

    Go to Design --> Layout --> Click on add a gadget wherever you want the e-mail subscriber box --> add follow by e-mail and the apply to blog and you are done!

    Very easy.

    for being tech support I think I should win the book....totally joking...good luck everyone and have a great weekend