At Love’s Bidding
by Regina Jennings
She sells priceless antiques. He sells livestock by the pound. Is he really the man to make a bid for her heart?
After helping her grandfather at their Boston auction house, Miranda Wimplegate discovers she’s accidentally sold a powerful family’s prized portrait to an anonymous bidder. Desperate to appease the people who could ruin them forever, they track it to the Missouri Ozarks and make an outlandish offer to buy the local auction house and all its holdings before the painting can move again.
Upon crossing the country, however, Miranda and her grandfather discover their new auction house doesn’t deal in fine antiques, but in livestock. And its frustratingly handsome manager, Wyatt Ballentine, 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 form an unlikely but charged partnership to try and prevent a bad situation from getting worse.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
I thought this book was a fantastic read, and I really enjoyed every minute of it! After Miranda sold a prized portrait, and her grandfather bought an auction house that they were sure the portrait went to, the story took a new twist! I’m not sure how I would have felt had I ended up at a livestock auction house, and it was just as interesting reading about Miranda’s experience. There is a lot in this story to absorb, and I kept wondering if a mistake was made about buying this auction house in the first place, but I just had to be patient. I will have to say, from the cover of this book, I did not expect the story that is between the pages!
When I see a book by Regina Jennings, I know its going to be an awesome read, and this was no exception. I became very attached to the characters, the grandfather was adorable and Miranda was a special young lady! And oh, the romance was sweet and heartfelt. This is a must read for those of you who enjoy historical fiction, or just looking for a good clean read! At Love’s Bidding will not disappoint!
I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.
Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She is the author of “A Most Inconvenient Marriage,” “Sixty Acres and a Bride,” and “Caught in the Middle,” and contributed a novella to “A Match Made in Texas.” Regina 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, Oklahoma, with her husband and four children.