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At Love’s Bidding

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.

**I received a copy of this book from Bethany House and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

5 Star

 

At Love’s Bidding is a novel that I throroughly enjoyed. Fun, sweet, and a unique story that hade me smiling as I read.

From early on, this novel had me thrilled. I loved the unique characters and settings– An auction house for the elite to a barn auction, a phrenologist to a down-t0-earth man, a well-meaning granddaughter and her crazy grandfather. All of these things et up a wonderful story, and then there was a bit of mystery added to the pages and I was hooked.

At it’s core, this novel is about a couple of characters who are trying to figure out who they are and what God’s plans for their lives should be. It was wonderful watching Miranda grow and change and seeing Wyatt embrace who he is. The romance between the two was funny, sweet, and at times tense, but altogether, it made for a wonderful tale.

I’d highly reccommend this book. Personally, I thought it had a wonderful balance of serious and funny, mystery and romance, and it’s unique setting made this novel a favorite.

“The world needs you to be who God created you to be. And don’t let some fool tell you who that is.”

-Wyatt Ballentine, At Love’s Bidding

About the Author:

Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She 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 with her ornery husband and four dangerously charming children.

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