I love this cover! If you open the book, you can see exactly what Miranda Wimplegate is leading on that rope. I have found one of my young daughters also looking at this book a few times with the cover all of the way open. She even read the back description and said it sounds like a fun story – and she is definitely right!
I found myself laughing out loud at one point in the book, but don’t let that fool you. There were plenty of serious situations and moral decisions that had to be made by the main characters. The book also dealt with the reality of a loved one who was showing symptoms of what we now call Alzheimer’s. There were humorous moments with that, along with frustrating and heartbreaking moments, as well.
I enjoyed the tension between Miranda and Wyatt and they surely did not start off on the right foot with each other. I liked that the setting of the book took place in both the big city of Boston and the small town of Pine Gap. The second half of the book was my favorite and the story really took off and had quite a few interesting twists and turns.
At Love’s Bidding was a very enjoyable story and a fun addition to the Ozark Mountain Romance series. It is book two, but can easily be read as a stand alone.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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 furious family, her grandfather tracks it to the Missouri Ozarks and makes an outlandish offer to buy the local auction house if they promise not to sell anything until he arrives.
Upon their arrival, however, they discover their new business doesn’t deal in fine antiques, but in livestock. And its manager, ruggedly handsome Wyatt Ballentine, is frustrated to discover his fussy new bosses don’t know a thing about the business he’s single-handedly kept afloat. Faced with more cattle than they can count–but no mysterious painting–Miranda and Wyatt form an unlikely but charged partnership to try and salvage a bad situation getting worse.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
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