About the Book:
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 writes fun and lighthearted historical novels with a fair amount of ironic humor thrown in. They are always a good choice for curling up on the couch and relaxing on a Sunday afternoon.
The Major’s Daughter is the third book in the Fort Reno series. It could easily be read as a stand alone novel, but there are characters from the previous books (including Caroline) who are introduced without their background info, so there are things that you would only know about them if you have been reading through the series.
I found myself really enjoying the in depth look at the Oklahoma land rush. The author introduced some of the darker elements of the contest without bogging the book down with them. The romance developing between Caroline and Frisco, as they learned to look past the surface to the hopes and dreams of another, was a sweet story that rounded out an interesting read.
All in all, I’d recommend The Major’s Daughter as a light and engaging read with a good entertainment value. I received a free digital copy of this book in exchange for sharing my honest opinion of the novel.