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Love in the Balance (#02 in Ladies Of Caldwell County Series)

Regina Jennings

Love in the Balance (#02 in Ladies Of Caldwell County Series)

Regina Jennings

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Jennings's Newest Historical Romance
Is a Delight!

Molly Lovelace dreams of being a society leader in 1878 Lockhart, Texas, but being smitten with handsome wrangler Bailey Garner doesn't seem the quickest route. If only he would settle down so he could support a family.

Bailey imagines doing great things for God, but his biggest issue is Molly. As long as he thought they'd be married, he excused their stolen kisses, but when she keeps refusing, he vows to earn her love. In town, he tries his hand at several different trades, but everywhere he turns he runs into the mysterious stranger Edward Pierrepont. No surprise that Molly's always making calf eyes at the wealthy adventurer.

One large fight and some crossed wires later, Molly is prepared to swear off Bailey forever, especially since Pierrepont seems to be hinting at marriage--only he's also about to leave Lockhart. As pressure from Molly's parents grows she is forced into a hasty decision. Had she weighed all her options and will she find love in the balance?

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About "Love in the Balance (#02 in Ladies Of Caldwell County Series)"

Jennings's Newest Historical Romance
Is a Delight!

Molly Lovelace dreams of being a society leader in 1878 Lockhart, Texas, but being smitten with handsome wrangler Bailey Garner doesn't seem the quickest route. If only he would settle down so he could support a family.

Bailey imagines doing great things for God, but his biggest issue is Molly. As long as he thought they'd be married, he excused their stolen kisses, but when she keeps refusing, he vows to earn her love. In town, he tries his hand at several different trades, but everywhere he turns he runs into the mysterious stranger Edward Pierrepont. No surprise that Molly's always making calf eyes at the wealthy adventurer.

One large fight and some crossed wires later, Molly is prepared to swear off Bailey forever, especially since Pierrepont seems to be hinting at marriage--only he's also about to leave Lockhart. As pressure from Molly's parents grows she is forced into a hasty decision. Had she weighed all her options and will she find love in the balance?

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Regina Jennings

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. A

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Surprising story
3 stars By Jenny Skinner, Oct 12 2014
LOVE in the Balance is not at all what I was expecting from Regina Jennings after reading Sixty Acres and a Bride numerous times. It lacks the quirky humour that typified her first novel and the characters seem to lack a depth that make them believable. However, once I was part way through, the characters decisions made a little more sense and you began to see how the author strove to demonstrate biblical concepts such as obedience to your parents into the story line. 
If you have never read Sixty Acres and a Bride I am sure that you would find this book much more enjoyable than those of us who picked it up expecting the same flair as evidenced in Regina's first book. 
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Standalone Sequel to Sixty Acres and a Bride
4 stars By Iola, Mar 11 2013
Molly Lovelace lives and works in Lockhart, the cultural centre of Caldwell County, Texas. She is looking for a husband who will meet her parents' expectations and who will be able to support her in style. Who will be that man? Old friend Bailey Garner, or Edward Pierrepont? Her parents certainly favour the rich and dashing stranger from New York who is visiting Lockhart, and who seems rather taken with their daughter.

Bailey Garner has romantic feelings for Molly, but he is not a man her parents will approve of-and when he announces in front of the whole church that he needs prayer to free him from the burden of temptation so he can get right with God, Molly assumes she is the temptation he is speaking of and takes offence.
Molly comes across as rather self-absorbed in the early chapters. She is an intelligent woman with thoughts and attitudes that weren't exactly commonplace in 1878 Texas. In fact, I found this really hard to get into because while Molly wasn't stupid, she made some rather silly and impulsive choices. However, by halfway through I was absorbed and found I couldn't put it down.

By the end I could see that some of Molly's bad choices were actually made because she was trying to obey her parents, in particular her father, who didn't really know or understand her. I thought the Christian side of the story was excellent, with a difficult theme of redemption and making the decision to obey our heavenly father, not our earthly one.
Thanks to Bethany House and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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  • Catalogue Code 359558
  • Product Code 9780764209918
  • ISBN 0764209914
  • EAN 9780764209918
  • Pages 364
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Baker Book House Fiction
  • Publication Date Mar 2013
  • Sales Rank #53801
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 27 mm
  • Weight 0.374kg

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