Love in the Balance by Regina Jennings


Love in the Balance by Regina Jennings

Published: 2013

Publisher; Bethany House

Series: There is no series given but this book does follow another book which I will link below.

Goodreads Summery: 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 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?

     Molly needs to marry someone with money to help keep the family saw mill running but she is in love with Bailey who is just an average cowboy. Bailey knows he needs to find a job that he can support a wife but finding that job is none to easy. When Molly’s dad starts to have health issues finding a husband becomes even more urgent. When a rich and handsome man enters her life she thinks maybe its time to forget Bailey and do what her family has been asking. Can she let her true love go and meet her obligation to her family?

     We first meet Molly in Sixty Acres and a Bride when she tried to steal the male love interest affections. When I saw that she was going to be the main character in this book I was not sure if I would like it. The book was okay but I did not like it near as much as the first book.

What I liked: I liked how this book took people who had troubles and with God’s help they found a better path but getting to that path was met with bad choices. With forgiveness and God’s grace they found happiness once again. I really like Bailey and I think a lot of people could relate to him and his struggle to find his purpose in life. Even when things looked really gloomy he did not give up.

What I did not like: Honestly I did not really like Molly. I admit in the first book I ended with a negative opinion of her so it was hard to try and give her a clean slate. I really did not like her at all as the book began. As it progressed I tolerated her but even by the end I still was not that fond of her. Yes she changed her ways some but honestly Bailey could have done better. The book also seemed to have a slow start and took me a while to get into it.

     Over all this book was okay. The story was interesting but my dislike for Molly just made it hard to really like this book. The author is a great writer though and I look forward to more books from her.

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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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