Handsome Cowboy or Debonair Tycoon. How’s a Girl to Choose?
Molly Lovelace dreams of a life without cares in Lockhart, Texas. She also dreams of handsome wrangler Bailey Garner, her ardent but inconsistent beau. The problem is, with Bailey’s poor prospects, she just can’t fit the two dreams together.
Then mysterious stranger Edward Pierrepont sweeps into town–and her life–and for the first time Molly wonders if she’s met the man who can give her everything. But he won’t be in Lockhart long and while it certainly seems like he talks about their glorious future together, she can’t quite get Bailey out of her mind.
What’s a girl to do with all these decisions when love is in the balance?
There is a perennial unwritten rule in inspirational historical romance: If there is a handsome rich bachelor that your parents want you to marry but your poor best friend is waiting in the wings to profess his long unrequited love, the latter always takes the prize. Book descriptions do irrevocable damage to plot tension when there is no effort made to conceal the final result from readers. It is all in the wording and has become the status quo in all such storylines. Thankfully, Regina Jennings throws readers a few curves to detract predictions from the inevitable trajectory of the love triangle and this helps to keep the reader invested.
Regina’s characters (most notably Bailey) and the flow of writing punctuated by humorous intervals are the saving graces to what could otherwise fall into a formulaic story. Molly is a heroine who took a few chapters to endear herself to me, but she won me over after the first quarter when it became obvious that her simpering and whimpering were a direct result of her manipulative and emotionally detached parents. To a certain degree, she is a product of her environment. Torn between expectation and destiny, Molly is on a journey of self-discovery and faith awakening that is both heartwarming and entertaining. Bailey’s struggle between honour and desire admits readers in to the depths of his heart, easily making him the champion for Molly’s affections. Lovers of Sixty Acres and a Bride will not be disappointed and will appreciate the reprisal of certain characters.
**Disclosure: review copy provided by Litfuse Publicity**