Monday, March 25, 2013

Love in the Balance

Love in the Balance
Regina Jennings
(Bethany House)
ISBN: 978-0764209918
March 2013/368 pages/$14.99

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?

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.

Find out more about Regina at


After thoroughly enjoying Regina Jennings's debut novel, Sixty Acres and a Bride (reviewed here), I was eager to read her second novel. While some authors with a successful debut flounder a bit with their sophomore offering, Jennings has cemented a spot on my favorites shelf with Love in the Balance. A thoroughly engaging read with plenty of fun moments sprinkled throughout, this novel also portrays the more serious concepts of faith and the importance of looking to God for guidance when making decisions, yet it does so in a manner that is natural to the story and doesn't preach. I loved the characters - well, Molly's parents got my dander up few times! - and I enjoyed the occasional glimpses of Rosa and Weston, the characters from the first novel. (The books are stand-alones and don't require that you read them in order, but I urge you not to miss either of them!) I am already enthusiastically awaiting the third book in this Ladies of Caldwell County series.

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!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Bethany House Publishers and Litfuse Publicity as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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