Amusing And Entertaining
Holding The Fort by Regina Jennings is a really fun historical Christian romance. It is the first book in the Fort Reno romance series and what a wonderful series it promises to be.
The characters were realistic and well drawn. The leading lady is a delightful mix of confident yet vulnerable with a kind heart and an amusing personality.
We all play roles in life. The person we present to the world may be very different from the ‘real’ us. Holding The Fort explores the different roles people play – from upright soldier to the caring father; from saloon girl to tender hearted young woman; from young buffoon to brave rescuer. Each personality is multifaceted, adapting to the situation one finds oneself in.
The novel is set in 1885. There is the question over the stability of the Indian territories. Figures from real life appear in the novel as fact bumps into fiction.
Regina Jennings has some marvellous descriptive passages that enable the reader to ‘march’ through the action.
There are the themes of secrets, truth and lies. No malicious deception, but truth is needed. Secrets do not make for a firm foundation upon which to build a life.
The fragrance of God permeates the novel.
Escape to Fort Reno today. Sink into the action, be amused and warmed by the characters. Enjoy Holding The Fort today.
For me, the most powerful sentence in the whole book was: “I met someone who showed me unconditional love.” Wow! That is God encapsulated in a sentence. There is nothing else to say.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
LOVED this review, and I have long wanted to read Regina’s books. I loved this line: “The fragrance of God permeates the novel.”