Thursday, August 15, 2013

Bring In The Books Series: Sixty Acres And A Bride by Regina Jennings

Okay! Fourth book out of five, we are reaching the end of our destination. (sniffles and tears up) Now, this book was kind of a let down, as well.
Sixty Acres and a Bride
By Regina Jennings
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Rosa Garner is a young mexican woman who has lived in Mexico for quite a while. Now, her husband has died, and with her mother-in-law Louise and Aunt Mary to seek a new life and family out in Texas.  Weston Garner, Louise's nephew agrees to let Rosa and Louise work for him, while he is grieving over his own lost love. Rosa, being Mexican and beautiful is a fine catch to the men of the town, but basically a disgrace to the women's society. Everything she does causes mens unwanted attentions to come, therefore the woman are disgusted by this new woman. Such things that Rosa innocently do are disgraces to any women. Such as the way her skirts don't touch her ankles, she doesn't wear a corset, yada yada yada. But geez, she's Mexican, not American, that's her culture! Ladies, give her a break!!!! In this book, Rosa and Louise struggle with financial problems. They must come up with $166 by three months. But just Rosa, struggles with unwanted attention from an unwelcome man, the gossip of every woman in town, being basically forced into a marriage to Weston Garner, and struggling with the woman who has been in love with Weston for quite a while. Weston sort of drove me nuts. From reading Short Straw Bride, I was hoping for a protector, for someone who tried to love Rosa even though he was forced into a marriage. It didn't happen.

Regina Jennings
Author of Sixty Acres and a Bride
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Molly and Nicholas Lovelace (Friends (if you want to call them that) of Weston and Rosa
Eliza (Related to Weston (I don't remember how)
Mr. Tillerton (A man attracted to Rosa)
Jake, Willie, and Red (Weston's ranch hands)

This book was another sort of dud for me. This and Prize Of My Heart were a bit of let-downs for me. I don't know what I didn't like about them. Maybe the characters, or the plot, or something. Great writings, good characters with many flaws. I like characters who are not perfect. This book in a way, is like a Western version of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz. It even references in there. Romance is kept a a very decent modesty level, which I appreciate. This book gets a 3 and 1/2 stars for me.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not surprised that Rosa was looked down on by the women in the town since she didn't meet their social expectations. I'm not sure if I would like it or not since I usually don't enjoy books where people are forced into a marriage. But I'll still give it a try, thanks for the review!


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