Sunday, March 11, 2012
Sixty Acres and a Bride - A Review
Young widow Rosa Garner returns to Texas with her widowed mother-in-law Louise. Once there, they find that the farm is in disrepair and years of back taxes are owed on the property. The ladies have three months to come up with the money. Louise's nephew, Weston Garner, is determined to protect his family, all of them. When Weston offers a solution, will Rosa accept being bought for sixty acres? But what will happen when their feelings change?
Fast paced, funny, and sweet, this is a tender loose retelling of the story of Ruth. The book of Ruth has long been my favorite, so I typically read any retellings. Rosa is funny. I loved seeing her wrestle with a sheep and her determination to ensure that her mother-in-law doesn't lose the ranch. Weston is suffering from guilt. Guilt that he's to blame for the death of his first wife. This unlikely pair make a great Ruth and Boaz. I loved this book.
Rating - 5 stars