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Holding the Fort (The Fort Reno Series Book #1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 3 in The Fort Reno Series
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From the Back Cover
Dance hall singer Louisa Bell has always lived one step from destitution. When she loses her job at the Cat-Eye Saloon, she has nowhere else to go but to her brother, a cavalry soldier stationed in Indian Territory. But he's run afoul of his commanding officer. Unsure what she can do to help him and desperate for a job, she doesn't protest when she's mistaken for a governess at the fort. How hard can teaching really be? Major Daniel Adams has his hands full at Fort Reno, especially raising two adolescent daughters alone. If this new governess doesn't work out, his mother-in-law insists she'll raise the girls herself--far away from the fort. Miss Bell bears little resemblance to Daniel's notion of a governess--they're not supposed to be so blamed pretty--but he finds himself turning a blind eye to her unconventional methods. Louisa has never faced so important a performance. Can she keep her act together long enough to help her brother and to secure the respectable future she's sought for so long? "In this character-driven series launch, Jennings offers a powerful lesson on the freedom of truth and forgiveness wrapped in a delightful story of love against the odds."--Publishers Weekly "This series launch is a charming historical romance set in 1880s Fort Reno, OK. . . . Jennings kicks off a new series with a light and enjoyable tale that will delight her fans as well as lovers of historical romance."--Library Journal "The first book in Jennings' new Fort Reno series is a delightful read that helps solidify what a wonderful and imaginative writer Jennings is. She manages to create unique stories with interesting and well-developed characters while combining humor, mystery and a sprinkle of faith."--RT Book Reviews --This text refers to the library edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B072BCK15X
- Publisher : Bethany House Publishers (December 5, 2017)
- Publication date : December 5, 2017
- Language: : English
- File size : 7102 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 354 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #25,069 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Although Louisa's need to be secretive about her past made sense to the plot, I believed it hindered the romance. The fact that she was never vulnerable by opening up and sharing anything about herself to Daniel made me feel like he really didn't know her and, therefore, couldn't believably be in love with her. Despite the fact that Louisa cared greatly for Daniel's daughters and valued his friendship, it was hard to believe that their relationship could deepen without any real intimacy on her part. Consequently, their emotional connection felt stagnant compared to their physical attraction.
I also didn't like that Louisa was an extremely passive heroine. I wanted her to say and do things to make me root for her. I wanted her to take action in her relationship with Daniel and her circumstances. Unfortunately, she didn't, which made it hard for me to like her.
Although this story wasn't for me, I'm still hopeful about the rest of the series and want to read more books by this author.
A very touching for me was after a few weeks of Louisa teaching his girls, the Major gets his requested background information letter regarding her credentials. He sees how far the girls have come and how hard Louisa is working "he held the flame to the envelope, then shook out the match. He knew the truth in his heart."
There is much drama in this book too. Warring Indian tribes, nasty mother-in-laws and a performance like none other.
Will Lovely Lola, gifted saloon singer, be forced to give up her virtue and return to the saloon? Or will Louisa become the lady she is meant to be and find love and a home of her own? I loved all the characters in this book too. It is a very well written story. I've already read a companion novella
Read the book to find out! I don't give spoilers but I will say it is a wonderful book! It is a very well written story. I've already read a companion novella in Heart's Entwined Historical Collection. It is a story about Louisa's brother Bradley. I can't wait to read more from Ms. Jennings!
Louisa is desperate to find work when she loses her job in a dance all. She certainly didn't expect to end up where she did. Indian territory! That's okay, she's only there to try to help her brother who is at Fort Reno. Wrong. Nothing goes as planned.
This is such a fun read that had me hooked from the start. The trouble that these characters get into kept me entertained throughout the book. At times I felt bad for Louisa while others I just had to laugh. Major Daniel Adams is enough to make any woman flustered so Louisa's actions could well be from the attraction, right?
If you're looking for a enjoyable read that is fun and has some great characters, you'll want to pick up this novel. I think you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
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