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    The Major's Daughter #3
    Regina Jennings
    Bethany House / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Loved it!
    December 14, 2019
    vics49548
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    For those who enjoy historical fiction, author Regina Jennings has become a favorite. While there's always humor in her books, I love that I learn things while I'm reading. This time we learned about the land run of 1889. Jennings writes about the difficulties of settling the territory, the sooners, the lawyers, all wrapped up in a great tale.

    The characters in this story are strong, determined people. They would have to be to settle the frontier. But they have flaws and weaknesses that need to be dealt with as only God can. Yet in no way is this story preachy. It's simply very natural. And romance. Don't forget some troubled romance, too. You're guaranteed to love it!

    I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
  2. Grand Prairie, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Exciting and Fun!
    December 14, 2019
    Britt98
    Grand Prairie, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Major's Daughter was an exciting wrap up to the Fort Reno series, yet I believe that readers could easily pick this novel up and enjoy it even if they have not read the previous books.

    I enjoyed seeing the heart of the man that Frisco was. The way he worked to further truth and justice was admirable, as was the way he treated Caroline, even as they both wanted to claim the same homestead.

    That Caroline! At first she really frustrated me with her stubbornness, fully knowing all of the work that Frisco had put into the land. However, she grew as a person throughout the book and won me over, as well. I enjoyed reading this fun story.

    (4.5 stars)

    I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    History comes alive -- 3.5 stars
    December 12, 2019
    ReviewsByErin
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Caroline Adams returns to Indian Territory after a few years at finishing school. She never quite fit in with society in Galveston, and now she sticks out at Fort Reno. Determined to make her own way in the world, Caroline decides to take part in the Land Run on April 22, 1889. Having grown up in the Unassigned Lands, she knows better than most what to look for in a claim.

    A debonair boomer turned lawyer, Frisco Smith is ready to settle down. All his life he's been searching for home. This Land Run is his chance, and he knows the perfect spot to put down roots. When hiccups on the morning of the run put him even minutes behind schedule, the unthinkable happens and his claim is takenby none other than the major's pretty daughter, Caroline Adams.

    Once enamored with the exciting Frisco, Caroline digs in her heels and stands on her legal right to the property. She was there first. It doesn't matter that Frisco has already put in a garden or built a sod shanty. Desperate to find any land at all, Frisco takes a plot in the nearby newly-sprung town of Plainview, determined to find a way to persuade Caroline to give him back his land, trade her lots, or do whatever it takes to fulfill the dream of his heart.

    Also starring in this book are Bradley and Ambrosia from the author's novella Bound and Determined. It's fun to catch up with them and see their perspective on this pivotal time in Oklahoma history.

    Fans of historical fiction will love getting an up close and personal look at the unique challenges that faced settlers during this event. Sooners, legal disputes, dreams of a new beginningyou'll find all of those within these pages. And an adorable goat, too! See how things stand when the red dust settles for Caroline, Frisco, Ambrosia, Bradley, and Bucky in this conclusion to Regina Jennings' Fort Reno series.

    I received my copy of the book from the author. All opinions in this review are my own.
  4. Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Major's Daughter (Fort Reno Series Book 3)
    December 9, 2019
    Linda
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Caroline Adams has spent almost her entire life at Fort Reno living under her father's strict military rules. Finding society functions with her grandmother in Galveston unsatisfying as well, the 21-year old returns home. Looking for freedom and a place to call her own, Caroline decides to participate in the upcoming land run.

    Frisco Smith grew up in orphanages, being shuffled from one to another, hauling his meager belongings around in an old traveling case he found. Studying the Indian territory for six years while trying to help persuade the government to let people claim the land, he has picked out the perfect spot to build a house and finally be able to unpack his bag.

    When the gun sounds, Caroline and Frisco each race across the prairie, eager to fulfill their dreams. What they didn't count on, however, was wanting to settle the same claim and discovering that a home is more than a building and a piece of land.

    This final book in the Fort Reno series adds another piece of history to the landscape, the run on the Unassigned Lands once held by the Indians in what is now the state of Oklahoma. Regina Jennings delivers this story with her usual humor, faith, and love. It is obvious that she not only enjoys entertaining and educating her readers, but also loves researching and learning herself. Don't miss this exciting adventure!

    I received a free copy of this book. I volunteered to read it and write a review.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Oklahoma Land Rush Romance
    December 8, 2019
    Fhlady
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Although I have not read the first two books in this series, this read well as a stand-alone book; and I will most certainly go back and read the first two to find out the back story. The characters were unique and interesting with some good and some bad. The premise of the story is the Oklahoma land rush filled with those who so wanted a new start in life with land of their own. The problem, though, was the boomer sooners: those people who sneaked into the Oklahoma territory ahead of the designated time and grabbed some of the best land parcels.

    Caroline Adams was one feisty, strong-willed, determined young woman who was tired of living under her parents rules and wanted to determine her own fate in life. Frisco Smith is an orphan who is dreaming of creating a community that will become the family he never had. Frisco had watched Caroline, the daughter of Fort Reno's commander, grow up; and she, in turn, had watched him and developed a crush on him. Will they be able to work out their differences when they both ride for the same piece of property?

    Frisco's traveling case played such an important role in reminding him that he still hadn't found a family, and the ending showed that he finally understood what family he needed. Both he and Caroline learn that family can be formed many different ways and that sometimes the dreams you have aren't what God dreams for you and His dreams are always better.

    "Sometimes you only get one chance to do it right."

    **I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House through NetGalley. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.
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