Title: Holding The Fort
Series: The Fort Reno Series #1
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publish Date: December 5, 2017
Rating: 4 Stars
Purchase: Amazon ~ CBD ~ B&N
About The Book
Louisa Bell never wanted to be a dance-hall singer, but dire circumstances force her hand. With a little help from her brother in the cavalry, she’s able to make ends meet, but lately he’s run afoul of his commanding officer, so she undertakes a visit to straighten him out.
Major Daniel Adams has his hands full at Fort Reno. He can barely control his rowdy troops, much less his two adolescent daughters. If Daniel doesn’t find someone respectable to guide his children, his mother-in-law insists she’ll take them.
When Louisa arrives with some reading materials, she’s mistaken for the governess who never appeared. Major Adams is skeptical. She bears little resemblance to his idea of a governess–they’re not supposed to be so blamed pretty–but he’s left without recourse. His mother-in-law must be satisfied, which leaves him turning a blind eye to his unconventional governess’s methods. Louisa’s never faced so important a performance. Can she keep her act together long enough?
I loved this book! Ms. Jennings did a fascinating job at capturing my heart and soul with the wonderful characters and intriguing, laugh out loud plot line. Her writing style is very unique. I felt an instant part of the story and the history came to life with this book.
I loved Loisa’s character and how she was just looking for a second chance at a good life. I saw alot of myself in her sweet character. I loved that feeling! And Daniel! Oh my! Swoon worthy and fun loving! I loved him so much. Watching him realize the truth about Louisa, watching him realize his feelings for her, really just tugged at my heart!
This is definitely a 4 star worthy novel that should be on all historical fiction lovers shelves every. Ms. Jennings will wrap you up in a world of inspiration, spin you around in a fun loving atmosphere and set you down in the middle of Fort Reno and leave you wanting more. I can’t wait for book 2 in this fantastic series!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*
About The Author
Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She is the author of numerous novels, including For the Record, A Most Inconvenient Marriage, Sixty Acres and a Bride, and Caught in the Middle, and contributed a novella to A Match Made in Texas. She has won a National Readers’ Choice Award and been a finalist for the Oklahoma Book of the Year. She now lives outside Oklahoma City with her husband and four children.