BOOK: At Love’s Bidding
AUTHOR: Regina Jennings
I actually read this book a few years ago, but for some reason the review never posted. So I am redoing it now.
This book was full of comedy, mishaps, and historical situations. You can probably tell that by the cover. It is definitely a romance novel but the characters are so fun and lively that I didn’t mind. I don’t tend to like serious romance novels, but instead rom-com. This is the second book in the series and you will not get confused if you start here. However, I encourage you to start with book 1 anyway!
The main character, Miranda, is definitely a city girl and having to learn the “mountain” culture is very hilarious! While I mentioned the non-serious romance, that doesn’t mean there isn’t some serious themes at the grandfather has Alzheimers. But that is handled with great sensitivity.
Short Synopsis (from Goodreads):
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.
I received this book for review purposes from NetGalley. ⠀