Thursday, December 31, 2015

At Love's Bidding

GIVEAWAY

JENNINGS, REGINA
AT LOVE'S BIDDING

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 furious family, her grandfather tracks it to the Missouri Ozarks and makes an outlandish offer to buy the local auction house if they promise not to sell anything until he arrives.

Upon their arrival, however, they discover their new business doesn't deal in fine antiques, but in livestock. And its manager, ruggedly handsome Wyatt Ballentine, is frustrated to discover his fussy new bosses don't know a thing about the business he's single-handedly kept afloat. Faced with more cattle than they can count--but no mysterious painting--Miranda and Wyatt form an unlikely but charged partnership to try and salvage a bad situation getting worse.


My Review:

Sweet swoony lighthearted bliss. Love all the exacting details in a Jennings novel right down to the clever title tie-ins and this one is brilliant. What starts out as a comedy of errors turns into a intriguing tale of subterfuge. An Ozark Mountain town full of quirky characters provides a lively backdrop to romance and mayhem as Miranda and Wyatt try to navigate their attraction to each other and the mystery dogging their heels.

And while I'd categorize At Love's Bidding as a romantic comedy there are still some deep and thought-provoking story threads that make the read all the richer. One of those has to do with Miranda's grandfather. He is in the early stages of what we now know as Alzheimer's and watching Miranda struggle to come to grips with the change in her beloved grandpa made my heart ache. Jennings does an incredibly good job of portraying the honest emotions of this kind of family turmoil.

A delightful mix of comedy and drama make up another immensely satisfying read from one of my favourite authors.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  At Love's Bidding please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday January 3 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

57 comments:

  1. Good Morning Kav,

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Our family's Christmas was very nice.

    I absolutely love Regina's books and have been looking forward to reading 'At Love's Bidding'. I was actually hoping to receive the book as a Christmas gift, but I received other nice gifts instead.

    Have a great day.

    dandtdearing {at} earthlink {dot} net

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    1. That's one of the reasons I did the reader's choice the two weeks before Christmas...didn't want to mess with what was in Santa's sack. Now that it's after Christmas you are all in the know about which books from your wish lists you still need. :-)

      I had a lovely Christmas, Tammi. Still basking in the holiday glow. Good luck!

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  2. I've never read any of Regina's books, but At Love's Bidding has captured my interest, and now I can't wait to read it!

    mylittlebirdie (at) yahoo dot com

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    1. She's a wonderful author -- her books are liberally laced with humour. I think you'll become a follower. Good luck, Karen.

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  3. I've never read any books by Regina, but I love discovering new authors. I really enjoy books with a bit of humor. I would love to win At Love's Bidding.
    momarchiatqdotcom

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    1. You'll love this one then, Joan. Good luck.

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  4. Sounds like an awesome read. I only ever read one book by Regina Jennings but I loved it!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. What's not to love about a good romantic comedy, right? Good luck, Samantha.

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  5. What a fun plot! Sounds like an enjoyable read.
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Candicervaldez at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Candace. Good luck.

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  7. I always enjoy Regina's books.
    Happy New Year!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Happy New Year, rubynreba. Good luck.

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  8. I haven't read this one yet! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  9. I haven't read Regina's books, but your review convinces me I would enjoy this book. I love a book that mixes humor and drama and I love discovering new authors. Thanks for the review.

    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Lucky you -- you have a lot of good reading to catch up on. Good luck, Pam.

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  10. thanks for the opportunity to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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  11. This one sounds like a winner, Kav! Happy 2016 to you!

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    1. Happy New Year, Melanie. Good luck.

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  12. I would like to win! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House in the Missouri Ozarks! lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. Kathleen, there seems to be an awful lot of books set in your stomping grounds. Wonder why that is? Good luck!

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  13. Fun and romance for auction... add me!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Makes me want to rush out to an auction and view it first hand. Good luck, Merry.

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  14. So glad to see your review on this one Kav! Looks/sounds like a good one :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. Thanks for such a great giveaway, Kav! Would love to be entered!
    nataliedmonk AT gmail DOT com

    Happy New Year!! :)

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    1. You're welcome, Nathalie. Good luck.

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  16. I love romantic comedies. It is an extra treat when reading a good book, to chuckle or laugh. Thanks for the review. I look forward to getting my hands on a copy of the book.

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    1. I love that combination of romance and comedy too. Good luck, Heather.

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  17. I looked on her fb page & saw a readers idea (from Pinterest) of who she would cast if this book were a movie. Sign me up! I am interested.
    soonerhome AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Oh that's fun. Will have to check out the 'cast'. LOL Good luck, FamiLee.

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  18. I love Regina's books and covers but a couple behind. Would love to read this.

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. She's an awesome author, isn't she? Good luck, Melody.

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  19. I love that the book has comedy and drama. It sounds like such a great read Kav. Regina is a new author to me. The cover is fun too.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Oh, Regina, check out her other books for sure. So much fun. Good luck, Maryann.

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  20. This book sounds wonderful! Thanks for having the giveaway.

    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Rose. Good luck.

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  21. So excited to see this featured. I've been waiting for this to come out. I just love, Regina's books and want to read this one asap.

    Thank you for the giveaway chance.

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Deanne. Good luck.

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  22. I just picked up A Most Convenient Marriage at the local book store in preparation for this one. Regina Jennings was recommended to me, because of my love for romantic comedy. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Definitely a great author for romantic comedy lovers. Good luck, Terrill.

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  23. Oh I'm so glad I saw this one, Kav! Just ADORE Regina's books and her style of writing and those compelling story-lines. I've been a fan since her debut of Sixty Acres and a Bride! :-) Enjoyed reading your review and as always it's given me a bigger appetite for whatever books I read about! Huh, perhaps I need to blame you for my weight gain?? ;) Thanks for the giveaway offer!

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    1. Book weight is totally acceptable, Noela. Avid readers carry it well. :-) Good luck!

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  24. Regina's books never disappoint me! Looking forward to this one.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  25. I heard her books are good just haven't gotten to read one yet. Yes my to read list is way too long but that's what makes it fun. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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    1. Nothing wrong with a too long must read list. It would be scary if it was too short. Good luck, Kim.

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  26. I've been looking forward to this one! I've heard it's very good. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

    sleepy_bookworm_aery [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. You heard right, Aerykah. Good luck.

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  27. Love this author. truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  28. Love a good romantic comedy! This one sounds fun.

    Diane
    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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  29. Such a cute storyline, since my mother is in the early stages of Alzheimer's - "At Love's Bidding" has even more appeal for me. Can't wait to read it, always such beautiful covers to Regina's books also. Thanks for your beautiful review and giveaway opportunity, Kav!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Good luck, Diane and Bonnie. I`m about to do the draw!

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