One independent, aspiring painter. One bookish, romantically challenged lieutenant. One request lost in translation. One engaging story!
The Lieutenant’s Bargain is the newest novel in Regina Jennings’ Fort Reno Series. While it can be read on its own, it may be helpful to read the series in order to get to know the supporting characters and become familiar with historic Fort Reno.
Hattie Walker is the survivor of a stagecoach attack. Jack Hennessey is the Army lieutenant sent to rescue her. Jack is surprised to see it’s Hattie that needs rescuing. They were classmates in school back in their hometown of Van Buren, Arkansas…and Jack has been carrying a torch for Hattie for years.
Due to a misunderstanding as Jack tries to impress Hattie, they find themselves in a rather interesting predicament. I enjoyed seeing their relationship blossom as they tried to make the best of their surprising situation.
In addition to the romance, there’s a mystery afoot, a storyline I found especially interesting! And, all this happened during Christmas preparations at Fort Reno and the neighboring Darlington School!
The Lieutenant’s Bargain is a lovely blend of mystery, romance and interesting historical details. I look forward to future stories from this series and from author Regina Jennings!
To purchase this book, visit Christian Book Distributors .
My Previous Fort Reno Series Reviews:
Book One: Holding the Fort
Book 1.5: Bound and Determined – featured in the Hearts Entwined Novella Collection
I received a complimentary copy of the book from author Regina Jennings and Bethany House Publishers. A positive review was not required. All opinions expressed are completely my own.