Saturday, March 10, 2012

Blog Tour: Sixtry Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings

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: here.

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.

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I must say, I a bit of trouble staying interested in this novel. I guess when you mix in a pretty slow developing plot with characters who don’t really stand out, it makes it hard for the reader to keep from getting bored.

The main issue I saw was Rosa, the protagonist. She’s quite dull, much too dull for a main character. She is supposed to be this fresh, young thing with a strong personality, but she doesn’t come off that way. On the contrary, all her internal wavering gets frustrating to read. She doesn’t seem to make any decisions on her own, which makes her too passive a character. Another thing that bothered me was the way that the North American ladies had to teach Rosa how to be a lady. It’s not like Mexico at that time period was full of heathens! It just seems like this was overdone, as if Rosa was about to strip naked in front of everyone if the “ladies” didn’t tell her otherwise.

The plot was slow moving, only speeding up towards the very end, and not much then, either. All in all, this is not one I’d easily recommend. There are other books that are more interesting to pick up.

1 comment:

Coranne said...

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy it- but thanks for the great review! <3