Dec. 18, 2017

Holding the Fort, #1 Fort Reno Series by Regina Jennings

***** 5 stars

A Whimsical, Romantic Favorite...

Holding the Fort by Regina Jennings is like a special dessert, thoroughly enjoyed, yet anticipated at another time. Historical fiction with a side helping of whimsy. "Lovely Lola," a saloon singer, finds herself impersonating a governess for fort commander Major Daniel Adams's two unruly daughters.

 Louisa's tension is palpable as she carefully avoids each pitfall that threatens to expose her. Can she stay ahead of the Major's questions and concerns, or will she be caught in an intricate web of her own making? Yet the way that she so ably deals with the major's daughters and wins their hearts, will win many a reader's heart.

A few of the scenes in the book are just outlandish, which just adds to the merriment thread in the story.  This is a feel-good book I hope to return to over and over again, as it will always have that ability to create a few hours of pure reading bliss.

The author leaves a note at the end, verifying some events and characters as factual, others a figment of her fertile imagination. I gratefully received a complimentary ebook from the publisher and NetGalley which does not affect my opinions, which are freely offered.