Author Interview and Giveaway – Regina Jennings – At Love’s Bidding

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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 keep a bad situation from getting worse.

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Questions about Regina’s Story

What inspired your story?

My grandparents owned a few auction houses in Missouri and when I stayed with them in the summer, my job was to carry the purchase tickets from my grandpa at the ring to my grandma in the office. I felt quite important having such a big job! And when I got a day off school, I’d go with my dad to the Oklahoma National Stockyards sale, or we’d travel to the various auctions in surrounding states to fill his orders for the packing houses he bought for.

Auctions are exciting. They are part-carnival, part-garage sale, part-sporting event. They bring communities together, spawn competitions, and break out into fights. They are high drama, and I wanted to share some of the excitement in a story.

If you could be one of your characters, who would you choose to be and why?

The character that has the most fun with the fewest responsibilities is young Betsy Huckabee. Betsy does what she wants and says what she thinks. Of course she’s only 12-years-old, but she can’t keep from throwing herself into the middle of the trouble. If you like Betsy in A Most Inconvenient Marriage and At Love’s Bidding, rejoice, because you will be seeing her again, all grown up.

Which scene (give us the chapter) is your favorite, the one you never tired of working with? Give us a reason to look forward to it.

Grandpa is making bad choices and his professional judgment is slipping. There’s one scene in particular in which he shows up with a shocking acquisition that he’s become enamored with, much to his granddaughter’s embarrassment. I laugh every time I think of that scene because it was actually inspired by true events. 🙂


Questions about Regina’s Reading


What other Christian Historical Novels are similar to yours in setting or storyline?

Books written by the lovely Karen Witemeyer are similar to mine in tone and setting. We both use humor and action to showcase our heroic cowboys. Karen and I have collaborated on two novella collections (A Match Made in Texas and With this Ring?). Plus she’s a great roommate at writers’ conferences. I always recommend her to my readers.


If your job was to sell one author’s historical fiction (besides your own) which author’s wares would you want to peddle?

I’d want to sell Julie Klassen’s books. I’d get a beautiful Regency gown to wear to her public performances and would help her research English teas and dances so I could properly enjoy her events. Of course I’d have to make multiple trips across the Atlantic to research, as well. Give me a call, Julie! We’ll work something out!


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