Holding the Fort

Holding the Fort

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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Title:Holding the Fort
Author:Regina Jennings
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Edition Language:English

Holding the Fort Reviews

  • Hannah

    Aw, this was such a fun read! The story is lighthearted and very well researched. It was easy to like Louisa and to root for her and Major Adams to fall for each other. The two girls, Caroline and Daisy, are enjoyable youngsters as well.

    I have to say, that introduction between Louisa and Major Adams (him trying a stunt and landing at her feet!) was hilarious and one of the best/most memorable meetings I’ve read. I can always count on Jennings to write in some good humorous scenes, and this one w

    Aw, this was such a fun read! The story is lighthearted and very well researched. It was easy to like Louisa and to root for her and Major Adams to fall for each other. The two girls, Caroline and Daisy, are enjoyable youngsters as well.

    I have to say, that introduction between Louisa and Major Adams (him trying a stunt and landing at her feet!) was hilarious and one of the best/most memorable meetings I’ve read. I can always count on Jennings to write in some good humorous scenes, and this one was too much fun. Also, the General Sheridan vs. Edna scenes were most hilarious!

    It was dear and lovely to learn about Louisa starting to open her heart to God and realize her need for salvation. I love books that include a specifically Christian message, and this one is very well done. If you’re looking for a thoughtful book that’s light and enjoyable at the same time, pick this one up.

    Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy. A favorable review was not required.

  • Brittany

    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 conscie

    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.

    (4.5 stars)

    I received a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Teresa

    Holding the Fort by Regina Jennings was such a fun book to read. I can't even say how much I enjoyed it. When you think about a dance hall singer posing as a Mennonite Governess, it would have to be hilarious. Louisa gets herself in more situations than you'd think possible with Major Daniel Adams, the head of Fort Reno, when she's posing as his daughter's governess. This book was such a joy to read. I highly recommend it!

  • Sarah

    Age Appropriate For: 15 and up

    Best for Ages: 15 and up

    I discovered Regina Jennings this year in reading Caught In The Middle. That book really impressed me. The next book I read by her, her very first book, wasn’t my favorite. Sixty Acers and a Bride had some wonderful elements but some content that I didn’t enjoy. Holding the Fort was fun and ranks between the other two books mentioned.

    Right off, I was a little worried about where this might be heading. After all, I started to see that deceptio

    Age Appropriate For: 15 and up

    Best for Ages: 15 and up

    I discovered Regina Jennings this year in reading Caught In The Middle. That book really impressed me. The next book I read by her, her very first book, wasn’t my favorite. Sixty Acers and a Bride had some wonderful elements but some content that I didn’t enjoy. Holding the Fort was fun and ranks between the other two books mentioned.

    Right off, I was a little worried about where this might be heading. After all, I started to see that deception might start playing a much larger role in the book then I thought. My worries were eased when I realized that it was more of a misunderstanding and then outright deception. Louisa also did not claim to be a Christian, which also eased some of my concerns. I don’t expect non-Christians to conduct themselves to a high standard of morality.

    This book was very clean. Despite all the opportunities for embarrassing moments, or overly romantic, the author kept the book very clean. I was impressed at how little kissing there was, and that was at the very, very end of the book.

    The two children in the story start out rather wild girls that need to be tamed. I was pleased that they weren’t truly bad girls, they were just in need of guidance. I get tired of children being nasty to everyone for no apparent reason. Sure the two girls had their moments, but I liked them.

    My biggest complaint about this book was that the faith element was weak. I felt as if had either been tacked on or that I was missing a chapter or two. Lousia was so hurt by her past experience with the church, and I didn’t really understand her change of heart.

    Daniel was a great leading man. He could be both serious and playful. Louisa was both strong and vulnerable. She was a very lovable person as she wants to do right, but doesn’t know how. The other characters in the story were well developed and added to the story.

    I would recommend this book to those looking for solid writing, sweet romance, and lovable characters.

    I received this book from Bethany House for the purpose of writing a review. I was not required to write a positive review. All the thoughts expressed are my own.

  • Shantelle

    While

    wasn't my favorite book by Regina Jennings, I must admit it was a pretty adorable story. The first book in a new series, THE FORT RENO SERIES, it was engaging, fun, and easy to read. I ended up liking all the prominent characters: Louisa Bell, the dance hall singer. Her trouble-making brother, Private Willis. The rather endearing Major Daniel Adams, a widower and father. And the major's two daughters, Caroline and Daisy.

    There was a sweet romance, unexpected happen

    While

    wasn't my favorite book by Regina Jennings, I must admit it was a pretty adorable story. The first book in a new series, THE FORT RENO SERIES, it was engaging, fun, and easy to read. I ended up liking all the prominent characters: Louisa Bell, the dance hall singer. Her trouble-making brother, Private Willis. The rather endearing Major Daniel Adams, a widower and father. And the major's two daughters, Caroline and Daisy.

    There was a sweet romance, unexpected happenings, danger, and drama. Secrets and unwanted surprises. And a bit of a faith theme, which was touching.

    It was interesting to be in Indian territory, amidst a fort of soldiers and very little women. Caroline and Daisy kept things lively ... and Louisa, of course! *laughs* She was fun and sweet and spirited, and it was nice to watch her understand that she didn't need to change who she was to be accepted.

    With some humor, and some hurt,

    wove together a fun story. For some reason it didn't end up being a favorite for me, but it was entertaining and I'm sure others will enjoy it!

    Holding the Fort

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