Today's book is called At Love's Bidding, written by author, Regina Jennings. It's actually a "book 2" but it stands alone as an interesting read.
While historical fiction/romance can be a bit of a fluff read, I did find a couple of thoughtful nuggets in this book that made me pause and think. One of them is on page 303, where Miranda tells herself, "I have a choice." She goes on to reflect that she couldn't choose her circumstance, but she could choose her response. That was deep, and a good reminder for all of us.
So what are Miranda's circumstances? She's traveling with her grandfather, who is at the beginning stages of dementia. She's totally out of her city-born element in a backwoods town she doesn't understand or appreciate. She's on a quest to fix a mistake she didn't make, but feels responsible for. And she's afraid of letting her family down. The perfect time for a romantic distraction, right?
Wyatt, although raised in a totally different life from hers, ends up being her social superior in a bizarre twist of fate. If she admits her feelings for him when he's wealthy, after disdaining him when he appeared poor, what does that make her look like?
Another deep little nugget comes on page 332, when Miranda tells her father, "If it means facing heartbreak, then that's just the cost of being brave." After all, it's not bravery if you have nothing to fear.
Along Miranda and Wyatt's interesting path to each other, we meet up with Abigail Calhoun, who was a character in book 1, A Most Inconvenient Marriage. The description sounds intriguing, so I think I'm going to have to read it, as well.
I enjoyed At Love's Bidding, and I hope you will, too.
After a cross-country trip to track down a sold painting that could ruin her family's business forever, Miranda Wimplegate forms an unlikely but charged partnership with livestock auctioneer Wyatt Ballentine in Regina Jennings' At Love's Bidding. Miranda and her grandfather discover their new auction house doesn’t deal in fine antiques, but in livestock. And its frustratingly handsome manager, Wyatt, 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 must try and prevent a bad situation from getting worse.
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!
One grand prize winner will receive everything you need for a cozy winter night:
- One copy of At Love's Bidding
- A coloring book for adults
- A pie dish
- Gourmet hot chocolate
- A fuzzy throw blanket
- Warm slippers
- Wintery coasters
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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