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Regina Jennings Books In Order

Publication Order of Ladies of Caldwell County Books

Sixty Acres and a Bride (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love in the Balance (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caught in the Middle (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ozark Mountain Books

Her Dearly Unintended (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fort Reno Books

Holding the Fort (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bound and Determined (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lieutenant's Bargain (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Most Inconvenient Marriage (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At Love's Bidding (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For the Record (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

An Unforeseen Match (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Regina Jennings is a Christian Romance author best known for writing a series of award-winning novels that include the Ozark Mountain Romance, the Ladies of Caldwell County, and A Match Made in Texas among several other standalone titles. She married her high school sweet heart while she was in college as an English major. She then settled down to raise a family and during this time, she would help run the family business that included working the pig stockyards several mornings a week. In the meantime, she home schooled her children, an activity that helped her keep up with all the good literature and brush up on the history lessons she had forgotten from her college years. This would come in handy in her later professional writing career. When she is not writing she loves to go on missions, work in the church library, travel the world, play card games, read aloud to the kids, go to the gym, and watch old Netflix movies with her husband. Apart from her writing goals, she also hopes to travel the world spreading her faith, learn to dance tango, and play the banjo. She currently lives with her four children and her husband just outside Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Regina Jennings had always wanted to become a writer but as a pragmatist, she never thought she would ever find the time to do it. Finally, in 2010 a couple of friends at her church got wind of her dreams, and making themselves the best kind of busy bodies vowed not to rest until she had achieved them. Her first try at a novel resulted in her debut novel “Sixty Acres and a Bride” that was moderately successful and encouraged her on her quest to become a professional author. Within five years of publishing her first novel, she had contracts for eighteen literary works that include seven girls’ books, two novellas, and nine full-length historical romances. She asserts that she writes to tell stories of family, commitment, and love as they were created by God. For Regina, the drive to write Christian romance is to counter the secular romance novels, which she believes, take something beautiful such as relationships, which they make the base and selfish. She believes it is up to Christians to write stories about love, romance, and relationships that honor God, rather than spew misleading tripe.

The essence of Regina Jennings works is captured in the Ozark Mountain series of novels. The novels are set in the town of Pine Gap in the Ozark Mountain range. Regina excellently captures the loves and lives of the people of Pine Gap that is full of lawless person trying to carve out a life and survive together with their loved ones in the small town. The series of novels is set in Missouri Ozarks and range from the small Missouri town of Pine Gap to the Boston auction house, where the author creates one of the most vivid sense of place. The novels come with excellent turns and twists and a fast pace that culminate in a satisfying and flawless ending.

Regina Jennings novels may be read as standalones as a sense of place rather than a singular protagonist unite them. However, the series shares common themes and characters that come with similarity of experience and character. The well-drawn characters come with uncertain backgrounds and work hard to make a life for themselves and their families in difficult circumstances. They work hard to prove their worth only to have insurmountable obstacles placed in their paths. On the other hand, while they struggle with family life, injustice and hate in a town full of lawlessness, they lean on their faith for hope in the future. Nevertheless, it is never all about the struggles as Jennings paints a picture of lighthearted humor in his characters such as Betsy and Josiah of “A Most Inconvenient Marriage”. Despite their struggles, the characters are likable persons that spar with each other and give as good as they get, and band together in times of crisis. The themes of healing and ultimate hope and success run throughout the novels, even as Regina Jennings pushes the theme that Gods plans for his people will always work for good if they have faith.

“A Most Inconvenient Marriage” is a historical charmer to enthrall the Christian contemporary fiction that has seen it all. Nurse Abigail Stuart had fled a difficult life at home during the Civil War, and now feels Jeremiah Calhoun a gravely wounded soldier is her only friend in the world. Fearing that he may never survive his injuries, the soldier asks that she take care of his sickly sister back home. But there is a catch, she has to marry him and go back to take possession of his horse farm. Abigail has few choices left in life and accepts the offer to moves to Missouri to fulfil his wishes when the man dies. Things take a turn for the interesting when the real Jeremiah Calhoun makes an unexpected appearance just as the family is beginning to accept Abigail. Calhoun is surprised to find a mysterious woman claiming to be his wife. The man is determined to get back his old life but given his wounds, it may be an impossible feat. Even though he is not fully convinced that Abigail is a con artist, he has no choice but to let her stay and help him run the farm and take care of him She may just turn out to be what Calhoun and the family need to heal.

“At Love’s Bidding” the second novel in the Ozark Mountain series is another excellent Christian contemporary thriller. Miranda Wimplegate learns too late that while assisting her grandfather at the family auction house in Boston, she had accidentally sold a prized family portrait. Desperate to get back in the good books of the family the patriarch tracks down the portrait to the Missouri Ozarks. It turns out that the portrait was bought by a local auction house ,that he promises to buy at an outrageous offer if they do not sell anything until he makes his way to the Ozarks. When granddaughter and grandfather arrive, they learn that what they thought was a dealer in antiques is a livestock seller. Wyatt Ballentine the ruggedly handsome owner is also furious to discover that his new boss knows nothing about cattle or horses. With the painting nowhere to be found and with more cattle than they would ever need, Wyatt and Miranda form an unlikely partnership to try to save a situation going to the dogs.

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