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The Major's Daughter by Regina Jennings {A Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

Caroline Adams returns to Indian Territory after tiring of confining society life. She wants adventure, and when she and her friend Amber come across swaggering outlaw Frisco Smith, they find his dreams for the new territory are very persuasive. With the much-anticipated land run pending, they may just join the rush.

Growing up parentless, all Frisco Smith wanted was a place to call his own. It's no wonder that he fought to open the Unassigned Lands. After years of sneaking across the border, he's even managed to put in a dugout house on a hidden piece of property he's poised to claim.

When the gun sounds, everyone's best plans are thrown out the window in the chaos of the run. Caroline and Frisco soon find themselves battling over a claim--and both dig in their heels. Settling the rightful ownership will bring these two closer than they ever expected and change their ideas of what a true home looks like.

Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She is the author of numerous novels, including For the Record, A Most Inconvenient Marriage, Sixty Acres and a Bride, and Caught in the Middle, and has contributed novellas to several collectionsShe now lives outside Oklahoma City with her husband and four children and can be found online at www.reginajennings.com.

The Major's Daugher is book number three in Regina Jennings The Fort Reno series. While it's always good to read a series in order, this can be read as a standalone as well. I had not personally read the previous books in the series, and I must admit I didn't even realize it was part of a series until I sat down to write this review. I didn't feel as though I was missing anything at all.

If you enjoy a historical fiction with a headstrong female lead, you are certain to fall in love with Caroline. Though not common for the women in her time, she craves adventure...and decides to find it on her own by making a run during the land rush. When she claims the land that Frisco had staked out for himself, an entertaining battle...and romance follows. This story was filled with humor and drama, all with a good dose of romance mixed in. It had me smiling throughout. I also really enjoyed the messages about home that were truly at the heart of the story.

For me, I found the setting to be the most unique aspect of the story. To be honest, before reading this I didn't have much knowledge about the land rush at all, so I found this topic to be extremely fascinating. I enjoyed even more finding out in the author's notes that many of the events mentioned were actually based on those that took place at the time. What a truly unique moment in history, and one that I think we hear much too little about. While I certainly enjoyed the romance and the drama, I also found this moment in time made for an even more fascinating read. It's not typically a topic that I read much about, but one that I enjoyed nonetheless.

Overall, this was a fun read and one that historical romance fans are sure to enjoy!


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