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JordannReneeAge: 25-34Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5An Enjoyable Read!January 21, 2020JordannReneeAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Major's Daughter by Regina Jennings is the fourth book in the Fort Reno Series!
The story follows Caroline Adams and Frisco Smith as they battle for ownership of a claim in the Oklahoma territory. With the stubbornness of these two characters, one can only imagine the events that will unfold.
If you enjoy historical fiction books, then you will absolutely love The Major's Daughter.
*I received a complimentary of this book from Bethany House Publishers and was under no obligation to post a review.
BeckySW MIAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Loved It-Best & Worst of Settling OKJanuary 18, 2020BeckySW MIAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Regina Jennings tells us the story of the land rush in Oklahoma when the territory was opened to homesteaders. Jennings's main players in The Major's Daughter are Caroline, born to privilege and respect; and Frisco Smith, who comes from an orphanage but gains respect through his lobbying for land for the common man.
I gained respect for so many people as I read this book. For the Indians, who had been driven off their land, and made many false promises. For those men like Frisco, opportunists, yes. Yet, they were the ones who scouted out the new Unclaimed Territories and brought back to civilization the depiction of what life there could be. For those who, like the Major, had the responsibility to oversee the fairness of the land distribution on the day the lands were opened. Oy vey, the headaches! And last, but not least, for the people themselves who bravely attempted to race to claim the land, only to be hoodwinked, or beaten by Sooners, the capricious weather, or circumstances.
I liked the depictions of human nature as they emerge in the brand-new town of Plainwell. Will Caroline and Frisco get what they are really searching for, or will they settle for more than they bargained for?
For me, a wonderful history/sociology lesson wrapped up in an attractive, delectable story. Thank you, Ms. Jennings.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinions, which are solely my own.
Just Jennifer Purcell4 Stars Out Of 5Entertaining historical romanceJanuary 17, 2020Just Jennifer PurcellQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Once again, Regina Jennings has crafted a novel that will make you laugh so hard your sides hurt. Caroline and Frisco's banter kept me turning pages. I couldn't get enough of them. From their first interaction on the page, they had amazing chemistry that had me rooting for them to get together.
While it was nice to see Bradley and Amber's story continue, I did find myself getting frustrated that we went between both of their perspectives instead of just focusing on one. And it interrupted Frisco and Caroline's story every time it started to get good. But then again, that helped build the suspense.
But the storyline of the land rush is fascinating. Jennings provides so much historic detail not only about the history of the Unassigned Lands, but also about the land rush itself. The challenges. The conditions. I liked the mystery of whether the town of Plainview was founded legitimately or if there was cheating involved. And Jennings did a great job dropping breadcrumbs here and there.
Overall, Jennings has crafted an entertaining novel that you just can't miss.
Note: I received a complimentary review copy via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
Alissa5 Stars Out Of 5A non-stop adventure full of romance and history!January 11, 2020AlissaIf you are looking for a non-stop adventure full of romance and history, then look no further than The Major's Daughter by Regina Jennings! This book is a page-turner that is hard to put down! Following the adventures of Caroline and Frisco as they stake their claims in the newly available Oklahoma Territory in 1889, this story has you on the edge of your seat multiple times. Our hero and heroine search for new opportunity in the newly accessible lands within the Oklahoma Territory, but must race from the starting line at the border in one of the greatest "land runs" in US history----with thousands of others! All hopefuls begin at the starting line and race for large plots of land throughout the territory when the gun sounds. People take trains, race horses, and drive wagons--- all in hopes to find an empty plot before others and make their claim. Caroline is racing for a plot of land in order to gain a new life and her own independence-- trying to make it on her own outside of the fort where she lives with her father the Major and her loving but stifling family. Frisco Smith has worked for years to get the government to allow the settlement of the territory, and after much time spent across the border, he has property picked out for his own land and his own town---and has built a home to get started. All he has to do is get to the land first from the starting line to make his claim legal. However, when the gun sounds and the race is over, we find that Caroline has accidently staked her claim on the very land Frisco loves. Now Frisco and Caroline battle over the land, but find themselves falling in love as they face trials together on the newly settled Oklahoma prairie. Their story is full of suspense and adventure, including the historically accurate land run to stake claims, Oklahoma tornadoes, and intrigue surrounding the founding of a small prairie town. Regina Jennings keeps you on your toes while telling this suspenseful love story, and this truly is a great book for those who love to find history, romance, and adventure in one read!
I truly love any work by Regina Jennings, but this story may be my favorite. I specifically identified with Caroline Adams as a young woman seeking independence and adventure, while facing personal struggles of loneliness, self-doubt, and conflict with friends and loved ones. I believe if Caroline Adams could step off the pages and into today's world, my friends and I would really connect with her as a fellow young woman who struggled for an independent existence through trials of life and by the grace of God. Granted, most of us as young ladies today don't face the troubles of new settler on the Oklahoma prairie (yikes!), but the author touches on emotions and thought processes that I can identify with as a young woman seeking my own independence in a brave new world. Regina Jennings creates a relatable heroine for young women, and that makes this story a step above the rest when it comes to finding connection with characters in a truly well-written tale.
I highly suggest you pick up a copy of this wonderful story and devour it as soon as possible. I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review, but my thoughts are my own. I really did love it! Get your copy today!
ConnieKentuckyAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Enjoyable Historical RomanceJanuary 9, 2020ConnieKentuckyAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the third book in The Fort Reno Series and what a book it is! There are romantic moments that took my breath away; funny, loud-out moments that had me wiping tears from laughter and heart-tugging moments that caused emotional tears; and a description of the 1889 Land Run that wowed me with its historical accuracy. I can always count on Regina Jennings to give me a story that entertains as it inspires and I always learn something new about the time and setting in the stories that she shares. I was familiar with the Land Run but I'd never considered how these many people, from all walks of life, were suddenly thrown together as they began a new life in this unknown territory. In the notes in the back, author Jennings shares the true historical facts about this exciting era and I enjoyed seeing how she incorporated these facts into her story. There were strict rules to becoming a claim holder and, as with many of Jenning's novels, the villians weren't playing by the rules!
If you enjoy western themes and historical fiction mixed with clean romance, you will want to read The Major's Daughter.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and publisher but a favorable review was not required. These are my own opinions.