Oh my, this is going to be one of the most difficult reviews I have written to date because it will be nearly impossible without spoilers. There is just so much that happens within the pages of “Love in the Balance” that I am not going to even try to give an overview of it.

What is a pampered and self-indulgent young woman to do when she loves a handsome cowboy with absolutely no prospects – at least in the eyes of her ambitious father and mother who want so much more for her future. Molly Lovelace and Bailey Garner have know each other their entire lives and would like to marry but Molly’s parents would never agree. Bailey has decided he has to keep his distance from Molly to avoid the growing temptation that threatens to overtake them both. Unable to understand his motives, Molly allows herself to be courted by a stranger in town, one Edward Pierrepont who seems able to provide everything her parents desire for her.

“Love in the Balance” does not follow the usual romance formula but takes the reader on an adventure that is rife with so many twists and surprises that one will wonder how the story will end. As Molly’s circumstances change, she begins to see others with new eyes and is able to view their circumstances with compassion. I loved the way the author portrayed both Molly and Bailey, especially as they wrestled with their own shortcomings and finally found forgiveness from each other and from themselves.

A beautiful picture of the Lord’s faithfulness, “Love in the Balance” is one novel that fans of western historical romance will not want to miss. It is the perfect followup to Regina’s previous novel “Sixty Acres and a Bride”.


This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.

LoveintheBalanceHandsome 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?


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Regina JenningsRegina 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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