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Holding the Fort
by Regina Jennings
From the back cover:
Dance hall singer Louisa Bell has always lived one step from destitution. When she loses her job at the Cat-Eye Saloon, she has nowhere else to go but to her brother, a cavalry soldier stationed in Indian Territory. But he’s run afoul of his commanding officer. Unsure what she can do to help him and desperate for a job, she doesn’t protest when she’s mistaken for a governess at the fort. How hard can teaching really be?
Major Daniel Adams has his hands full at Fort Reno, especially raising two adolescent daughters alone. If this new governess doesn’t work out, his mother-in-law insists she’ll raise the girls herself–far away from the fort. Miss Bell bears little resemblance to Daniel’s notion of a governess–they’re not supposed to be so blamed pretty–but he finds himself turning a blind eye to her unconventional methods. Louisa has never faced so important a performance. Can she keep her act together long enough to help her brother and to secure the respectable future she’s sought for so long?
About the author:
Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a minor in history. She’s the winner of the National Readers’ Choice Award, a two-time Golden Quill finalist and a finalist for the Oklahoma Book of the Year Award. Regina has worked at the Mustang News and at First Baptist Church of Mustang, along with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows. She lives outside of Oklahoma City with her husband and four children and can be found online at www.reginajennings.com.
Circumstances being as they are, Louisa and Daniel both operate under misconceptions, and yet the consequences of a conversation that would clarify everything would also ruin everything!
Holding the Fort brings together two very different people and, due to their misunderstandings, creates a comical series of events. Added to the mix are two very different sisters. Caroline and Daisy add to both the comedy and the cute factor in Holding the Fort, drawing you right into their adventures.
If you are looking for something light and funny, you won’t want to miss this one! Holding the Fort is the first in the Fort Reno series, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series!
(I received a complimentary copy of this novel. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)