August 19th, 2018 1 PM – 3 PM
Please join Historic Fort Reno & author Regina Jennings for a Tea Party & Book Signing on Regina’s new Book Holding the Fort, the first book of the Fort Reno Series!
Tickets are $25 each – includes signed book, tea & scones (tickets are a first come, first serve basis)
“The first book in Jennings’ new Fort Reno series is a delightful read that helps solidify what a wonderful and imaginative writer Jennings is. She manages to create unique stories with interesting and well-developed characters while combining humor, mystery and a sprinkle of faith. Holding the Fort demonstrates that everyone makes mistakes, relationships aren’t perfect and forgiveness is key for reconciliation. Jennings really has a way with words. Quite frankly, the last chapter just might be the best (and sweetest) in the whole book.” – RT Book Reviews “Jennings offers a powerful lesson on the freedom of truth and forgiveness wrapped in a delightful story of love against the odds.” – Publisher’s Weekly “This series launch is a charming historical romance set in 1880s Fort Reno, OK. . . . Jennings kicks off a new series with a light and enjoyable tale that will delight her fans as well as lovers of historical romance.”–Library Journal
Holding the Fort
With Miss Bell as the Teacher, Everyone’s Bound to Learn an Interesting Lesson
Dance hall singer Louisa Bell has always lived one step from destitution. When she loses her job at the Cat-Eye Saloon, she has nowhere else to go but to her brother, a cavalry soldier stationed in Indian Territory. But he’s run afoul of his commanding officer. Unsure what she can do to help him and desperate for a job, she doesn’t protest when she’s mistaken for a governess at the fort. How hard can teaching really be?
Major Daniel Adams has his hands full at Fort Reno, especially raising two adolescent daughters alone. If this new governess doesn’t work out, his mother-in-law insists she’ll raise the girls herself–far away from the fort. Miss Bell bears little resemblance to Daniel’s notion of a governess–they’re not supposed to be so blamed pretty–but he finds himself turning a blind eye to her unconventional methods. Louisa has never faced so important a performance. Can she keep her act together long enough to help her brother and to secure the respectable future she’s sought for so long?
About the Author
Like many I’ve always been a reader who dreamed of writing. I honestly didn’t think I’d ever get my chance, but for years I devoured every historical book I could get my hands on, fiction and non-fiction. I imaged being in Elizabeth’s court, at Pemberley, sailing the high seas or defending Bunker Hill. I loved long ago and far away. But something happened in the here and now that set me upon the author path.
See me smiling? It’s because a secret dream of mine came true. I’m so happy that I get to research, write, share stories and other fantastic tasks associated with being an author. And I’m happy to share how the whole author-thing happened, too.
Other things I am – a wife, a homeschooling mother of four, a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, and a voracious reader.
Getting reading time isn’t easy. Seems like my family does more than our share of traveling. My husband is an insurance adjuster (I know, save the hate mail) and travels with the catastrophe team often. That’s allowed us to see a lot of the United States. True many times it’s in the middle of a hurricane or blizzard, but after spending three weeks in a hotel room with six people, you’ll brave anything to get out and see the sights – no matter how damaged they might be.
But I don’t have to go far away for unusual. My family provides plenty of colorful material with their love for practical jokes, pithy observations and strong agricultural roots. Because of the family business, a significant chunk of my life has been spent at sale barns and auctions – often behind the scales where I weigh pigs. I like to think of myself as a “redneck bluestocking” but I brought an entire marketing team’s discussion to a screeching halt when I said those words, so you didn’t hear it from me.
When I have spare time I love to talk books, history and quirky characters (real and fictional). I’ll be doing that on the Blog – so jump on in. Email me, find me on Facebook or leave a comment. I can’t wait to hear from you.
WINNER of the National Reader’s Choice Award for Best Inspirational Novel of 2014