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Falls a bit flat but still shows promise of debut author,
This review is from: Sixty Acres and a Bride (Paperback)
The heroine, Rosa Garner, is refreshingly unique - a Mexican beauty who can't help attracting attention with her exotic looks and awkward attempts to adapt to the conventions of her new home in Texas. The parallels in this book to Ruth and Boaz's story in the Bible give the latter a new depth, yet the author doesn't let the plot become too predictable. All in all, the characters and storyline showed a lot of promise.
The writing itself, however, offered way too much room for improvement. The book seemed longer than it needed to be and would have benefited from some tightening up in the editing process. And although I liked many of the secondary characters as well, it seemed the author had an abundance of details and sub-stories she wanted to include and tried to squeeze them all in, rather than choosing a few and doing them justice.
Despite those flaws, Sixty Acres and a Bride is a solid start for Regina Jennings, and I look forward to seeing what she comes up with next. Hopefully it will also be set somewhere in Texas with the type of settings and characters that she brings to life so well.