What do you do when the Grandfather you love starts to lose his mind? How do you help him keep his dignity while his mental faculties are deteriorating? How do you protect him from himself?
Miranda has to answer all of these questions after her Grandfather accidentally sells another family’s ancestral portrait. Though she feels responsible, she also longs to escape the inevitable marriage to her cousin.
Then her Grandfather gets a crazy idea that takes Miranda clear across the country to take over an auction house in the wilds of Missouri.
Miranda works to find the portrait and loses her heart in the process.
This book is full of fun. The characters are vibrant and the mischief is high. What I really enjoyed about this book though, is the way Regina Jennings challenges the prejudices and stereotypes represented in the book.
I also loved the lesson Miranda learns by the end of the book. What lesson was that? You’ll have to read the story to find out.
Do you enjoy humorous historical romance? This book is for you!
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.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.