Holding the Fort by Regina Jennings
Holding the Fort was the first book I've read by Jennings. She is funny, witty, and creative in her writing. She used some historical facts to create her story and weaves in a creative tale of a preserved dance hall singer who tries to make it on talent alone. When singing alone isn't enough to hold her position she heads to a prairie fort where her brother is troublesome serving his country. She quickly gets mistaken for a requested governess and sees it as an opportunity for employment. When that employment turns into a marriage proposal she sees her deception as a bondage and seeks to find the right way out but dreads revealing the truth.
With humorous conversations and laughable encounters Lousia Bell steals your heart as you follow her on the prairie through powerful mishaps and revealing truths.
This book was provided for my review.