Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Love in the Balance by Regina Jennings ~ Litfuse Blog Tour with review

Love in the Balance

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (March 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764209914
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764209918

This book is also available as an e-book.

March 1, 2013

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?

My take on this book:
I found myself drawn into this story from the beginning. Molly Lovelace has always been treated like Daddy's little princess, and because everyone seemed to think that she was just a pretty female, who loved to shop, without a true thought in her head that's just how she acts. Her father has decided who he wants her to marry and doesn't plan on giving her a say in matters. Thing is she already has her heart set on someone, and that someone isn't who her father has in mind for her. He wants her to marry someone wealthy, such as Edward Pierrepont, but she can't get the cowboy Bailey Garner out of her heart. Will she go against her father, who does she ultimately choose? 
I really enjoyed Regina Jenning's first novel, "Sixty Acres and a Bride" so I was totally anxious to read this one, and as a fan of historical romantic fiction this book certainly suited me to a tee!  Once I got Molly's story I totally understood why she acted the way she did, after all her father Thomas had certain expectations of her. I also understood her feelings for Bailey, after all they had been childhood friends. I could just imagine the pressure that Bailey felt in finding a job so that he would be financially "secure" enough to support Molly in the way that she was accustomed. the on again off again twisty relationship between the pair kept me guessing as to how things might work out. I felt like the author created authentic characters for the time period  For me though it  was their spiritual development   that really made the characters shine. I enjoyed seeing several of the characters from "Sixty Acres and a Bride," but did feel like the author provided enough information that this could be read as a stand alone novel. Fans of historical romance with an inspirational slant will certainly enjoy this one. 

About the author:

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.

Regina Jennings is celebrating the release of Love in the Balance with a Kindle Fire Giveaway and a Facebook Author Chat Party on 4/4!


One "lovely" winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire 

  • A copy of Regina's Sixty Acres and a Bride and Love in the Balance

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 3rd. Winner will be announced at the "Love in the Balance" Author Chat Party on April 4th. Connect with Regina, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at a trivia contest, and chat with readers just like you. There will also be many fun giveaways -- gift certificates, books, and more!

So grab your copy of Love in the Balance and join Regina on the evening of April 4th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 4th!


  1. hi Brenda, thank you so much for visiting my blog!
    I'll follow you back :)

  2. Good Review Brenda, I want to read this one too, thanks for sharing..really like all the old timey stuff on your blog..
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)


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