Title: Holding the Fort
Author: Regina Jennings
Series: The Fort Reno Series #1
ABOUT THE BOOK
When dance hall singer Louisa Bell visits Fort Reno to see her brother, she is mistaken for the governess that the harried Major Daniel Adams is waiting for. Between his rowdy troops and his two daughters, he has more responsibility than he can handle alone. Eager for the opportunity, Louisa sets out to show the widower that she is a perfect fit.
~ MY REVIEW ~
While Holding the Fort wasn't my favorite book by Regina Jennings, I must admit it was a pretty adorable story. The first book in a new series, THE FORT RENO SERIES, it was engaging, fun, and easy to read. I ended up liking all the prominent characters: Louisa Bell, the dance hall singer. Her trouble-making brother, Private Willis. The rather endearing Major Daniel Adams, a widower and father. And the major's two daughters, Caroline and Daisy.
There was a sweet romance, unexpected happenings, danger, and drama. Secrets and unwanted surprises. And a bit of a faith theme, which was touching.
It was interesting to be in Indian territory, amidst a fort of soldiers and very little women. Caroline and Daisy kept things lively ... and Louisa, of course! *laughs* She was fun and sweet and spirited, and it was nice to watch her understand that she didn't need to change who she was to be accepted.
With some humor, and some hurt, Holding the Fort wove together a fun story. For some reason it didn't end up being a favorite for me, but it was entertaining and I'm sure others will enjoy it!
I received a copy of Holding the Fort from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.