Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A Bid for Love + Giveaway

Who will hold the winning bid for her heart?

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Title:  At Love's Bidding
Author:  Regina Jennings
Publisher:  Bethany House
Release Date:  December 1, 2015

      

ABOUT THE BOOK

She sells priceless antiques. He sells livestock by the pound. Is he really the man to make a bid for her heart?

After helping her grandfather at their Boston auction house, Miranda Wimplegate discovers she's accidentally sold a powerful family's prized portrait to an anonymous bidder. Desperate to appease the people who could ruin them forever, they track it to the Missouri Ozarks and make an outlandish offer to buy the local auction house and all its holdings before the painting can move again. 


Upon crossing the country, however, Miranda and her grandfather discover their new auction house doesn't deal in fine antiques, but in livestock. And its frustratingly handsome manager, Wyatt Ballentine, is annoyed to discover his fussy new bosses don't know a thing about the business he's single-handedly kept afloat. Faced with more heads of cattle than they can count---but no mysterious painting---Miranda and Wyatt form an unlikely but charged partnership to try and prevent a bad situation from getting worse.
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MY THOUGHTS

The premise of At Love's Bidding seems far-fetched to this city girl, but in truth after reading, I find quite entertaining. By the end of the novel, I resolved to simply say that it was worth my time, but I still wished for a little more.  A story where we meet several characters that will bring you to tears, laughter, annoyance and moments of yelling "goodness!"  With that said, there are some things and some characters that irked me in more ways than one, but then if you think about it, it's not necessarily bad. I'm involving myself into their journeys almost like a bystander looking in, but have the ins and outs of how their characters feel.  It's like watching a movie and wishing the characters would just get their game up! So in all, the characters made this story and brings it to life. The plot in all can be convoluted at times, which is complicated by certain characters' tenacity as well as their propensity for misunderstandings, but again like a movie, it wraps you in.  The back and forth of certain plot lines and the constant miscommunication and misunderstandings almost drives the readers to want to shake these characters with several "Come ON!"  I must say the epilogue leaves me wanting more, and I guess that brings readers a sense of there's more to come, and that doesn't give me a final closure that I would like.  However, with humor and multiple twists and turns, Regina did gave readers their run for a fun read that will have you spinning.  Pick one up and read if you dare. =)

QUOTABLE QUOTES

Lastly, I want to point out these quotes because I think it helps build character and as a reminder to those who need some encouragement. 
  • "The world needs you to be who God created you to be. And don't let some fool tell you who that is." (167)
  • "She couldn't choose her circumstances, but she could choose her response." (303) 
Yes indeed, and so can we.  God bless you. 


Don't forget to scroll down for the giveaway and more information on the Facebook Party

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book through Litfuse Publicity Tour for an honest review. 


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor.  She is the author of A Most Inconvenient MarriageSixty Acres and a Bride, and Caught in the Middle, and contributed a novella to A Match Made in Texas. Regina 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, Oklahoma, with her husband and four children.

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GIVEAWAY


Join Regina in celebrating the release of At Love's Bidding by entering to win her Cozy Winter Night giveaway and RSVPing to her January 5th author chat party!

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One grand prize winner will receive everything you need for a cozy winter night:
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 1/5. The winner will be announced at the At Love's Bidding Facebook party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Regina and other readers, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!

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RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 5th!

6 comments :

  1. Thanks for a the great review. Also, the quotes are a great reminder we need the character that God wants us to have. Blessings.

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  2. Yes indeed, Marilyn. Stay tune, I should be getting the giveaway info soon. Thanks for dropping by!

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  4. Love the review and hope to win this fabulous package giveaway. I could use a good getaway from it all opportunity this package would give me. Thanks, Regina.

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  5. What a fun giveaway!! Love everything about it ~ especially Regina's story; I haven't had a coloring book as exquisite as these! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  6. I'm all signed up for her party! Thanks for your review because it shows what I feel about her books but could never put into words. I have enjoyed several of her books. Jenny

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