Monday, January 13, 2020

THE MAJOR'S DAUGHTER by Regina Jennings, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise and Winnie Thomas

The Major’s Daughter is the third book in the Fort Reno series by Regina Jennings. It is best to read all three books in order but I enjoyed reading this book by itself. I hope to read the first two soon.

Caroline Adams is returning to the Fort that her father, the Major commands after being in society in Galveston. She and her friend Amber decide to take a chance on the land run to stake a claim of their own in the Oklahoma Territory. It was fun to virtually be on the front lines to see how the operation of a land run played out. Was this a lark for Caroline, or was she truly planning to put down roots and stay on her claim the required time?

Frisco Smith is an orphan and has long planned to make a home in the Unassigned Lands. He has been working hard to that end but gets a rude awakening when someone gets to his chosen spot ahead of him. That someone is none other than Caroline Adams, with whom he has a history.

Can they come to an agreement? Join the fun as this imaginative story plays out. Are Frisco and Caroline the only ones with something at stake? Ms. Jennings sends some shifty opponents their way.

If you want to learn some history along with an entertaining romance that has twists and turns, I recommend this Historical Christian Fiction story with a feisty heroine and noble hero who both want to honor God.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*
Once again, Regina Jennings has written a witty, fun historical fiction with this final book in her Fort Reno series. Set in 1889 during the Oklahoma land rush, this book is populated with engaging, well-drawn, and layered characters. Frisco Smith has never had a real home, and he’s looking forward to owning his own land and building a town. The land rush will give him a chance for a place to call his own. There’s only one problem—he didn’t count on Caroline Adams’ urge for independence and adventure. These two had me cracking up and turning pages. A colorful cast of secondary characters adds to the merriment.

With great attention to historical detail, the author brings this slice of American history to life. I enjoyed learning more about the land rush and its part in settling the Midwest. The character growth was fascinating with the main characters finally realizing what is really important in life. I adore Jennings’ sense of humor and fun, and, sometimes, the absurd! This series has been such an adventure. I’m sad to see it end but look forward to more from her in the future. Although this is part of a series, it can easily be read as a standalone book.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

BackCover Blurb:
Caroline Adams returns to Indian Territory after tiring of confining society life. She wants adventure, and when she and her friend Amber come across swaggering outlaw Frisco Smith, they find his dreams for the new territory are very persuasive. With the much-anticipated land run pending, they may just join the rush.

Growing up parentless, all Frisco Smith wanted was a place to call his own. It's no wonder that he fought to open the Unassigned Lands. After years of sneaking across the border, he's even managed to put in a dugout house on a hidden piece of property he's poised to claim.

When the gun sounds, everyone's best plans are thrown out the window in the chaos of the run. Caroline and Frisco soon find themselves battling over a claim--and both dig in their heels. Settling the rightful ownership will bring these two closer than they ever expected and change their ideas of what a true home looks like.

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  1. This has been such a fun series! Thanks so much, ladies!

  2. I'm on Chapter Seven and just loving it. I read the others and they are honestly some of my FAVORITE books. I love the way Regina Jennings writes. So thankful others are sharing their gifts. Blessings to you all!

  3. Regina's stories are such fun! Thanks, Debra for the post!

  4. I have not read any of Reginas' books, but this book sounds like a good read! The cover is Beautiful! Thank you for sharing these book reviews, I would love to read this book. Have a Great week. God Bless you ladies.


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