Book Review: The Major’s Daughter by Regina Jennings

The Major’s Daughter (The Fort Reno Series)

by: Regina Jennings

About the Book:

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.

My Thoughts:

I’ve been in love with this series ever since I read Holding the Fort. I couldn’t wait to dive into the last book in the trilogy. Sassy Caroline is all grown-up and returning to the fort after graduating finishing school. Everyone she comes across assumes she’s an uppity city girl, and Caroline is set on proving to everyone that she hasn’t changed and that she can still take care of herself.

One of my favorite parts of this books is the finalizing of Jack and Hattie’s story from The Lieutenant’s Bargain, and Brady and Ambrosia’s story from Bound and Determined. My favorite character was Frisco Smith. Even though he tended to bend the rules, he has such a big heart and I could really appreciate that about him. I hope Daisy will someday show up in a novella and have her own romance.

My least favorite character was Caroline. She got on my nerves almost every time she was on page. It was mostly a personality thing, but it went against the grain and rubbed me the wrong way. In the spirit of not spoiling the story, let’s just say I strongly disagreed with her stand, and felt that she was being too pig-headed to do the right thing.

This story has a mystery to solve and a puzzle to put together. I loved the suspense angle that this added to the historical romance. And as usual, I loved learning about a piece of unexplored history.

I highly recommend this entire series for those who love spunky, strong- personality characters, romances where the characters don’t get along at first, and trips into seldom explored history.

About the Author:

Regina Jennings is the winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award, a two-time Golden Quill finalist and a finalist for the Oklahoma Book of the Year Award. A graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a minor in history, Regina has worked at the Mustang News and at First Baptist Church of Mustang, along with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows. She lives outside of Oklahoma City with her husband and four children when not traveling the world.

Visit Regina’s website at http://www.reginajennings.com.

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