Saturday, March 16, 2013

Book Report: Love in the Balance by Regina Jennings

Here's yesterday's book review--it was postponed because I still had my nose in this book! :)
If you loved Regina Jennings's debut release Sixty Acres and a Bride, you'll enjoy her new release Love in the Balance.

Setting: 1879 Texas.

Love & Romance: Jennings paints a picture of burgeoning seedlings of love planted in the imperfect grounds of early young adulthood and takes us on a journey to it's full bloom. All Molly Lovelace had wanted was love and security, but the counterfeits made for rocky ground that nearly cost her both. Bailey Garner just wants to get his priorities right, regardless of how foolish he might look to others--all for the girl he loves and the God he's working to serve.

Scandal? Mistakes? Will Molly let them define her or take Bailey's advice----"Refuse to believe there's a scandal. Hold your head high. Don't act ashamed." I loved this advice from Bailey. Too many times it's easy to let mistakes define us and wound us far beyond the reach we should allow, letting us care too deeply what other's must think when we should be spending our energy on healing no matter how it looks to others. Will Bailey be content to hold his failings in secret and let the townspeople think what Molly says to him: "Even if you can't walk on water, everyone here figures you'd float pretty well"? 

Peeling away the masks we hide behind can be painful and costly, but the reward is a treasure and security Jennings's shows us well on this fun ride with Molly and Bailey.

"Looks are deceiving"--"Timing is everything"--what events, decisions, best laid plans, plot twists have shaped your journey?

How did you find your way despite a path that was deceptive?

What would you tell someone caught in scandal or mistakes about finding their way out?

Leave a comment or question for Regina for a chance to win a free copy! Winner will be announced March 22. Continental U.S. only.

Regina's Bio:

Regina Jennings is homeschooling mother of four from Oklahoma. She enjoys watching musicals with her kids, traveling with her husband and reading by herself. Regina graduated from 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. For more posts by Regina or information about her novels, Love in the Balance and Sixty Acres and a Bride, please visit her website -




  1. Sweet post, Anne! Thanks. I like how you reviewed. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  2. Sounds wonderful. I can't wait to read this book!
    Sandra Daniel

  3. I really enjoyed Regina's first book, and am looking forward to this book. If I'm not mistaken Molly was a character in the first book?


  4. My sister-in-law, Tricia Robertson, introduced me to Sixty Acres and a Bride. Looking forward to reading this one!

    Mary Jo Robertson

  5. Interesting review. Thank you.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

  6. I have Sixty Acres and A bride, and would love to have this one. Thanks for the chance. The only thing I could tell them is to be honest about it and ask God's forgiveness and let Him lead you to where will finally get right for them. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  7. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book.

  8. I loved Sixty Acres and A Bride! This one looks and sounds just as good, thank you for the chance to win it.



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