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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Love in the Balance by Regina Jennings

My Thoughts:

Molly Lovelace has more than her share of problems.  She thought she loved Bailey Warner until he declared her to be a "temptress" to the entire church congregation, her parents are pressuring her to marry a man of means (and she doesn't even like him) and there's the issue of the new mysterious man in town who wants to take her with him on a trip around the world.  Just thinking about all this makes my head hurt!  I had a bit of trouble warming up to Molly until I realized that she was a lot like me.  The decisions she makes in Love in the Balance are quite similar to ones that I would make if I were in her shoes.  Despite the fact that Bailey Warner declares his intentions in front of the church and his words unintentionally paint a less than favorable picture of Molly, I really liked him.  He's quite human and does make a few wrong choices but his convictions are strong and his integrity is admirable.  Edward Pierrepont, the new man in town, is intriguing and mysterious.  He gives the story a terrific twist that readers will never expect.:)  I enjoyed revisiting the characters Rosa and Weston, who were in Regina's first book Sixty Acres and a Bride and I especially LOVED how Regina Jennings ended this story.  I wondered if/how Molly would be redeemed and if there was even a possibility of a happily ever after.  I won't give the ending away, but I will tell you that the words made me cry.  Love in the Balance is in no way a fairytale.  It's deeper and richer with a focus on forgiveness and love, much like God freely gives to us.

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.

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!

*I was given a copy of Love in the Balance from Litfuse Publications in exchange for my honest opinion.   No other compensation was received.*

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