Saturday, January 6, 2018

Book Review

Holding the Fort, by Regina Jennings.

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This was a fun book to read.  Set in 1885, a saloon singer heads out West, to find her brother.  Due to some comedy of errors, she winds up as the governess to the commander of the Fort, where her brother is stationed. Trying to hide her past, leads to even more comedy of errors, until, finally, the truth comes out. 

This book gives a great look at frontier life at a Fort, back in the wild west, including Indians, settlers and cowboys.  I grew up only a few miles from Ft. Concho, which reminds me of this forts setting.

The story is set at a real fort, Ft. Reno, in Oklahoma.  The Indians, and several other character's are real.  Regina Jennings did a great job of weaving fictional and real characters and events together. 

This was a fun book to read.  It even has a treadle sewing machine mentioned.  This is the first book in a new series.  I'm looking forward to the next book. 

I highly recommend this book. 

*I was given this book, in exchange for an honest review.  


  1. Wow I went to price that book. I hope I can find it at the library. Sounds like a fun read.

  2. I have visited Fort Concho. It's a pretty interesting place, and the book looks interesting, too.

  3. Sounds like a good read—will add to my list.


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