Holding the Fort was a thoroughly delightful book! The story contained a nice balance of humor, serious dialogue, and questions of faith. I enjoyed the characters in this story, both the primary and secondary ones.
Louisa was a likable character, even as she tried to uphold the ruse of being a governess. I appreciated that she kind of fell into that position and did not initially set out to deceive anyone. Once she found herself in that situation, however, I enjoyed watching her develop a conscience regarding truthfulness. Her faith journey felt a natural part of the storyline.
Major Adams was a fun character. I really liked him. He was a man of good moral standing, tried to lead his troops well, but had his own failings that he needed to work on. His developing romance with Louisa was sweet and fun to watch play out. I look forward to reading more books in this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She has worked at The Mustang News and First Baptist Church of Mustang, along with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows. She now lives outside Oklahoma City with her husband and four children.