Saturday, June 9, 2012

Book Review: Sixty Acres and a Bride

I received Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings for review from Bethany House Publishing. This book takes place in Texas in the late 1870s. A young Mexican widow, Rosa, moves to Texas with her mother-in-law, who was also widowed. They find out that the renters of the property abandoned their ranch and the taxes hadn't been paid for a few years. The women must find a way to pay off the debt in only 3 months! 

This book was a bit difficult to get into, but once the characters were developed, I absolutely loved it and couldn't put it down! Rosa and her mother-in-law's story follow the same storyline of Ruth and Naomi from the Bible. They even have their own Boaz - Weston, a nephew of Rosa's mother-in-law. Weston, a tough cowboy,  takes on the role of protecting his family, including Rosa. Rosa and Weston's story of their relationship is beautiful. 

I would recommend this book to woman! It's a great love story! You won't be able to put it down once you start!!!