Sixty Acres and a Bride is Regina Jennings debut novel.
Rosa Garner and her mother-in-law Louise return to the family’s Texas farm after their husbands are killed in a mining accident in Mexico, where Rose grew up. They arrive to find back taxes owed on their property and only three months to scrape together the money.
Facing eviction, Rosa does all she can to make money, like raising produce to sell in town as well as stitching linens with the colorful designs of her home country. Despite her best intentions she can’t keep herself from falling in love with the country as well as Louise’s nephew Weston.
Weston Garner is caught up in his grief after the death of his wife and is unwilling to move forward with his life until Rosa injects color and excitement back into his bland world.
Throw in a bad guy, some fun loving youngsters, and this historical inspirational romance makes for some nice reading.
The ending felt a little rushed, but overall a very good read, especially for a debut!