Regina Jennings Is a Rising Voice
in Humorous Historical Romance
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.
What I Loved: Some books just cause you to gush over it and At Love’s Bidding is one of those. Aside from the wonderful tension bouncing between Miranda and Wyatt, there were secrets that threaten to keep them apart. Jennings knows how to write a solid romantic comedy complete with an original plot, unique characters, Christian role models, and a bit of romance. But the thing I found the most charming was how patiently both Wyatt and Miranda tended her ill grandfather. There was such a theme of respect for life throughout the novel that I found refreshing when compared to the common thought of society today.
Rating and Recommendation: I’m giving At Love’s Bidding 5 stars and recommend it to anyone who enjoys Historical Christian Fiction.