This story was so good!! I think it is my favorite book by this author yet! The situation that Jack and Hattie find themselves in means that they must spend a lot of time together, really getting to know each other. Both Hattie and Jack come to realize that they never truly knew each other the way that they thought that they did. Hattie and Jack had formed ideas of who the other was, yet their ideas were not accurate. I loved watching them get to know each other and the attraction that grew between them.
I also enjoyed the peek into life at the Arapaho school and watching as Jack tried to keep things running smoothly for the children at the school. All of the interactions between the Arapaho children, their teachers, and Jack and Hattie were so interesting.
Jack and Hattie were great characters and it was so fun to return to another story set in Fort Reno. If you have not read book one in the series, I believe you can still enjoy The Lieutenant’s Bargain as a stand alone novel, too.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Hattie Walker dreams of becoming a painter, while her parents want her to settle down. As a compromise, they give her two months to head to Denver and place her works in an exhibition or give up the dream forever. Her journey is derailed when a gunman attacks her stagecoach, leaving her to be rescued by a group of Arapaho . . . but she’s too terrified to recognize them as friendly.
Confirmed bachelor Lieutenant Jack Hennessey has long worked with the tribe and is tasked with trying to convince them that the mission school at Fort Reno can help their children. When a message arrives about a recovered survivor, Jack heads out to take her home–and plead his case once more.
He’s stunned to run into Hattie Walker, the girl who shattered his heart–but quickly realizes he has a chance to impress her. When his plan gets tangled through translation, Jack and Hattie end up in a mess that puts her dreams in peril–and tests Jack’s resolve to remain single.
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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.