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Monday, January 11, 2016

Rebecca Reviews ~ At Love's Bidding by Regina Jennings

 
At Love's Bidding
Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 1st 2015 by Bethany House (first published November 24th 2015)
 
 
Reviewed by Rebecca Maney
4 STARS
 
Miranda Wimplegate has lived an entire life in the shadows of her parents' prestigious auction house, faithfully cataloguing and describing items of infinite worth for Boston's elite. One ordinary transaction evokes quite an extraordinary reaction, when a treasured family portrait is mistakenly sold to an anonymous buyer. Miranda rushes to her family's defense and accompanies her grandfather to a remote western auction house with the intention of surreptitiously recovering the painting and avoiding scandalous ruin. To their complete surprise, they arrive in Pine Gap, Missouri only to discover that the place of business which they have hurriedly purchased is nothing more than a large rural stock barn with an irate manager, not at all pleased to have been bought out by cattle-ignorant "city slickers".

Wyatt Ballentine is not about to lose control of his family's heritage to Bostonians, even if one of them is the most beautiful woman on the face of God's green earth. He cannot imagine what they could possibly want with a stock barn, but he is convinced that there is more to Miranda Wimplegate than meets his most pleased eyes. But then, there is more to Wyatt Ballentine than anyone in his family is willing to admit. Wyatt's background is riddled with mystery and it is no coincidence that his mystery and Miranda's mystery begin to coincide, no coincidence at all. The question is, what will they decide to do about it?

This delightful story is stocked full of interesting characters, intriguing suspense, and unabashed romance that hits dead end after dead end until the gavel announces; "going once, going twice, loved by the heart's highest bidder "! Enjoy every page of "At Love's Bidding"!

It was my pleasure to receive a copy of this book from the author in return for my honest opinion.

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Rebecca is a graduate of Bryan College with a degree in Christian Education, and is currently serving at the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina as the Director of Children's Ministry. With nearly 28 years of experience in her field, she has had many opportunities to use her love of reading and writing in creative ways across the generations. A wife, mother of four "nearly" grown children, and grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren, Rebecca has been able to return to her love of reading and more recently reviewing, with a renewed passion for the "beauty of story".
 

3 comments:

  1. Oh, what a splendid review! Every book that I have read by Regina Jennings has been a delight so I am happy to learn this is another winner. I will have to add it to my wish list :)

    Thank you, Rebecca, for the great review, and thanks to Anne for sharing. Hugs!

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    1. Rebecca is a pro at writing fascinating and enticing reviews! I'm so blessed to have her as a book friend. :)

      Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment, Stephanie!

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  2. Thanks Stephanie! I really enjoy Regina's books, as well. There was a particular depth to this one that kept me turning page after page!

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