Saturday, July 11, 2020

Book Review: Holding the Fort by Regina Jennings

Let me introduce to you Holding the Fort by Regina Jennings. It is a humorous, clean, Christian historical romance set in the Old West.

About the Book

Holding the Fort (Fort Reno #1)
by Regina Jennings

Description from Goodreads: 

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.

About the Book

On her way to straighten out her wayward brother at Fort Reno, Louisa is mistaken for widowed Major Daniel’s new governess. She decides to make the most of it ... as long as they never find out she’s actually a dance hall singer.

This book was a little humorous, what with all the misunderstandings, the characters’ first meeting, and Daniel’s rambunctious daughters (10 years and 16 years old). There was a little danger too; the fort was located in the “Indian Nations,” and misunderstandings between the Native American groups and between them and the Americans troops were quick to turn to bloodshed. Not that this book featured a war, but there were some tense situations, and the author took note of which were historical events.

The biggest focus, however, was the romance between Louisa and Daniel. It was adorable, sweet, and funny, and it happened way too quickly (a few weeks, and they decided to get married). I wonder if people at that time really did get married so quickly? Some, Id imagine, but surely not all. Anyway, I loved the way Daniel talked Louisa into staying at the very end. It was creative and suited the characters.

Overall, this was a cute romance with a little bit of humor. A little too fast and very focused on the romance, but it hooked me pretty quick.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not obligated to leave a review or compensated for it. Everything I said was true.

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