Thursday, December 12, 2019

THE MAJOR'S DAUGHTER - Regina Jennings - One Free Book

Bio: Historical romance author Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a minor in history. She’s the winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award, a two-time Golden Quill finalist and a finalist for the Oklahoma Book of the Year Award. Regina has worked at the Mustang News and at the Oklahoma National Stockyards. Her latest book, The Major’s Daughter is set in Oklahoma Territory, at Historic Fort Reno. She lives outside of Oklahoma City with her husband and four children.

Welcome back, Regina. Why did you become a historical author?
Because it gave me something to do with all the research I’ve acquired over the years.

If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
Something that requires reading a lot of books and organizing the information.

If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?
That’s a difficult question, because the most interesting times in history are also the most dangerous. Danger aside, I’d like to witness the founding of our country and see the courage of the people and the genius of the founders.

That would have been awesome. What place in the United States have you not visited that you would like to?
South Carolina.

How about a foreign country you hope to visit?

What lesson has the Lord taught you recently?
I’ve been memorizing the first chapter of James, and it reminds me of the inevitably of trials and temptations in our life. We should waste no time wondering why they happen, but instead should prepare and cling to God so that we can endure.

Tell us about the featured 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.

Please give us the first page of the book.
April 16, 1889
Purcell, Chickasaw Nation
“We're getting a town lot and it's purt near guaranteed. You see, we ran into this man selling town lots in Fort Worth, so we've already put our money down for a corner spot, but we're going to run anyway. I figure, why not? Make a claim on a 160-acre homestead, and then we can decide whether we cotton to the farm or the town. There'll be plenty of losers out there to sell out to when we decide which one we want. Easy money. That's what I'm saying.”

The train from Garber, Texas, didn't need steam power. Caroline Adams was of the opinion that it could be propelled solely on the hot air provided by its passengers. She turned her face toward the window to squelch the impulse to challenge the braggadocious man seated behind her. Did he not understand the nature of the race? Why did he think someone in Texas could sell town lots in the Unassigned Lands when no one was permitted in yet? And what town? Besides some depot workers, no one lived in the region. There were no roads, no houses, no neighbors. The whole idea was ludicrous.

Having grown up on the fort that protected the lands, Caroline had insight that no one else on the train possessed, but they wouldn't credit it to her. They’d believe her to be too fine a lady to know about the untamed lands they were headed toward—just as the society people in Galveston thought she was too uncouth to know her way around a drawing room.
A sharp jab on her leg and Caroline turned to see her friend Ambrosia Herald wielding her parasol against her.

“You have that look on your face, Caroline.” Amber's blue eyes twinkled. “Scowls can cause irreversible damage to your skin and once a wrinkle appears on the surface, it will never completely disappear. It lurks there waiting for fatigue or age to summon it and mar your complexion.”

“You and your faux facts,” Caroline retorted. “You're as full of malarkey as every other speculator on this train.” But while Amber was jesting, the passengers on the overcrowded train believed the tall tales they were spouting.

“Do you think you’ll see him?” Amber asked. “Do you think the infamous Frisco Smith will make the run?”

Caroline rubbed her nose. It’d been two years since she’d seen the man, and his name still left her perplexed.

Frisco Smith—roguish frontiersman and boomer—spent more time in the guard house at her father’s post than at the illegal homesteads he tried to establish. She shouldn’t feel foolish about her youthful infatuation with him. He was, after all, uncommonly handsome and debonair. But when she left the isolated fort to move into society, she learned what her father had known all along. Men like Mr. Smith had nothing to offer a lady. She had to think about her future, which was exactly why she’d returned to Oklahoma Territory.

How can readers find you on the Internet?
Thank you, Regina, for sharing this new book with us. I always love your books. I know many of my readers do, too.

Readers, here are links to the book.
The Major's Daughter -
Major's Daughter (The Fort Reno Series) - Amazon Paperback
The Major's Daughter (The Fort Reno Series Book 3) - Kindle
The Major’s Daughter: Fort Reno Series, Book 3 - Audio book

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Anonymous said...

This book sounds like something I would really enjoy! By the looks of the cover, she’s going to be quite entertaining. It was a bit nippy in Central Texas this morning, but is warming up into the 60’s.
perrianne (DOT) askew (AT) me (DOT) com
Perrianne Askew

Our Army of Six said...

I live in Kansas.

Megan said...

This book sounds really good! I live in Iowa.

Renea said...

I enjoyed the previous books in the series would love to read new one
Renea Pennsylvania

Elenturi said...

I live in Starkville, MS. I can’t wait to read this book.

Karen B said...

This book is on my Christmas wish list! I live in Oklahoma very near the setting of the series.

Kathleen C, said...

I live in Michigan and can't wait to read more about Caroline!

Wendy Newcomb said...

I love Regina Scott's books, I have read many of them. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book that is on my wish list.

Wendy in Nebraska.

wfnren at aol dot com

Regina Jennings said...

Thank you for having me on, Lena. I'm honored to be here!

Melanie Backus said...

Regina’s book sounds like a must read!
Melanie Backus, TX

Sandy Quandt said...

This book sounds like its spunky heroine will provide an entertaining read. Like Regina, I too like to write historicals so I can keep researching. :)

Sandy Q in TX

Regina Jennings said...

Thank you, Melanie! Sandy, it's a great excuse!

Winnie said...

What a fun blog post, Lena and Regina! I'm reading this book now and loving it! I love Regina's sense of humor. Her books are such a treat! I already have a copy, so I don't need to be entered.

Winnie T from Utah

Beth said...

This book sounds fabulous and the cover is beautiful! Thank you for a chance to win! Beth Pugh, Pikeville, KY

Abigail Mitchell said...

All of Regina's books look awesome! I am looking forward to reading them!
Abigail in VA

Kathy said...

Ohio... Thanks for the giveaway!

Holly Ison said...

Love Regina's books! Thanks for the opportunity! :) Holly from Morehead, KY

Tam631 said...

I live in Michigan.

Regina Jennings said...

Thank you all for commenting! Good luck in the drawing! :)

Heidi Reads... said...

Great interview! I'm looking forward to reading this book and series!

Heidi from San Diego, CA

Anna Kelley said...

Can’t wait to read this! I live in West Virginia.

Caryl Kane said...

Wonderful interview! This series sounds like an epic adventure!

Caryl K in TEXAS

rubynreba said...

Love the cover and the interview was great! Looking forward to this book.
Beth from IA

Patty said...
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Patty said...

Thanks for sharing Regina's book, always a good read!

Patty in SC