The Lieutenant's Bargain

The Lieutenant's Bargain

Regina Jennings / May 27, 2019

The Lieutenant s Bargain Hattie Walker dreams of becoming a painter while her parents want her to settle down As a compromise they give her two months to head to Denver and place her works in an exhibition or give up the dr

  • Title: The Lieutenant's Bargain
  • Author: Regina Jennings
  • ISBN: 0764218948
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hattie Walker dreams of becoming a painter, while her parents want her to settle down As a compromise, they give her two months to head to Denver and place her works in an exhibition or give up the dream forever Her journey is derailed when a gunman attacks her stagecoach, leaving her to be rescued by a group of Arapaho but she s too terrified to recognize them as Hattie Walker dreams of becoming a painter, while her parents want her to settle down As a compromise, they give her two months to head to Denver and place her works in an exhibition or give up the dream forever Her journey is derailed when a gunman attacks her stagecoach, leaving her to be rescued by a group of Arapaho but she s too terrified to recognize them as friendly.Confirmed bachelor Lieutenant Jack Hennessey has long worked with the tribe and is tasked with trying to convince them that the mission school at Fort Reno can help their children When a message arrives about a recovered survivor, Jack heads out to take her home and plead his case once.He s stunned to run into Hattie Walker, the girl who shattered his heart but quickly realizes he has a chance to impress her When his plan gets tangled through translation, Jack and Hattie end up in a mess that puts her dreams in peril and tests Jack s resolve to remain single Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 327 pages Published December 4th 2018 by Bethany House Publishers first published December 2018 More Details ISBN 0764218948 ISBN13 9780764218941 Edition Language English Series Fort Reno 2 Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Lieutenants Bargain, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Most Anticipated Christian Fiction 2018 360 books 990 voters Books Set In Oklahoma 157 books 73 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Dec 26, 2018 Cara Putman rated it it was amazing I expect to smile a lot while reading Regina s books and that definitely happened with this one However, there was a depth to this on maybe because the heroine meets with tragedy early and then finds herself in what she thinks is an untenable situation The hero has loved her from a distance for years, which creates its own set of challenges Add in all kinds of misunderstandings and mishaps, along with a school full of children that stole the heroine s heart and min, and it is another thoroug I expect to smile a lot while reading Regina s books and that definitely happened with this one However, there was a depth to this on maybe because the heroine meets with tragedy early and then finds herself in what she thinks is an untenable situation The hero has loved her from a distance for years, which creates its own set of challenges Add in all kinds of misunderstandings and mishaps, along with a school full of children that stole the heroine s heart and min, and it is another thoroughly enjoyable romp through Fort Reno I love the fresh take on a marriage of convenience A delightful historical romance flag 14 likesLike see review Nov 16, 2018 Kellyn Roth rated it it was amazing Shelves received for reviews, review to come Loved it Read it as fast as I could stayed up past 2 twice in a row to finish flag 13 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Dec 20, 2018 Alysha For The Love of Christian Fiction rated it really liked it I fell in love with Fort Reno the minute I started reading this series Regina crafted this beautiful place that was so hard to leave when the story was done I might ve read this one sitting The characters were so stinkin lovable and just so great From the main characters to the secondary characters I was instantly in love with them all Though they were all so different they created a wonderful family aspect.This book had a mixture of some of my favorite thingsaccidental marriage an I fell in love with Fort Reno the minute I started reading this series Regina crafted this beautiful place that was so hard to leave when the story was done I might ve read this one sitting The characters were so stinkin lovable and just so great From the main characters to the secondary characters I was instantly in love with them all Though they were all so different they created a wonderful family aspect.This book had a mixture of some of my favorite thingsaccidental marriage and second hand embarrassment The second hand embarrassment was definitely BECAUSE of the forced accidental marriage The main characters grew up in the same town as kids, then lost touch for quite a few years There might have been an old crush that was rekindled when they saw each other again It was so fun watching them get to know each other as adults and see all their previous kid impressions change.Jack and Hattie were such opposites, but ended up being the perfect fit Jack was so gentle, sweet and patient He had a subtle confidence, but it was never overbearing or arrogant I really loved his character and how he interacted with everyone He was the same person with the Major and the Indians, he never changed or wavered I also REALLY loved that JACK was the bookworm.Hattie was the one who really changed throughout the story She went from this naive, pampered gentlewoman to a strong independent woman She was spunky and strong, but in a quite way.Regina does an amazing job at writing characters who truly change and mature throughout the story This book was no different, and it was done beautifully I really really really love Fort Reno and it s soldiers I cannot wait to visit again.I rated this a 4 5 stars I received this book from the author for an honest review All opinions are my own flag 12 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 16, 2018 Brittany rated it it was amazing This story was so good I think it is my favorite book by this author yet The situation that Jack and Hattie find themselves in means that they must spend a lot of time together, really getting to know each other Both Hattie and Jack come to realize that they never truly knew each other the way that they thought that they did Hattie and Jack had formed ideas of who the other was, yet their ideas were not accurate I loved watching them get to know each other and the attraction that grew betw This story was so good I think it is my favorite book by this author yet The situation that Jack and Hattie find themselves in means that they must spend a lot of time together, really getting to know each other Both Hattie and Jack come to realize that they never truly knew each other the way that they thought that they did Hattie and Jack had formed ideas of who the other was, yet their ideas were not accurate I loved watching them get to know each other and the attraction that grew between them.I also enjoyed the peek into life at the Arapaho school and watching as Jack tried to keep things running smoothly for the children at the school All of the interactions between the Arapaho children, their teachers, and Jack and Hattie were so interesting.Jack and Hattie were great characters and it was so fun to return to another story set in Fort Reno If you have not read book one in the series, I believe you can still enjoy The Lieutenant s Bargain as a stand alone novel, too.I received a complimentary copy of this book All opinions are my own.You can read this review on my blog flag 10 likesLike see review Dec 11, 2018 Jen rated it really liked it Shelves own physical copy.This was a great addition to the Fort Reno series One independent, aspiring painter One bookish, romantically challenged lieutenant One request lost in translation One engaging story The Lieutenant s Bargain is the newest novel in Regina Jennings Fort Reno Series While it can be read on its own, it may be helpful to read the series in order to get to know the supporting characters and become familiar with historic Fort Reno.Hattie Walker is the survivor of a stagecoach attack Jack Henness.This was a great addition to the Fort Reno series One independent, aspiring painter One bookish, romantically challenged lieutenant One request lost in translation One engaging story The Lieutenant s Bargain is the newest novel in Regina Jennings Fort Reno Series While it can be read on its own, it may be helpful to read the series in order to get to know the supporting characters and become familiar with historic Fort Reno.Hattie Walker is the survivor of a stagecoach attack Jack Hennessey is the Army lieutenant sent to rescue her Jack is surprised to see it s Hattie that needs rescuing They were classmates in school back in their hometown of Van Buren, Arkansas and Jack has been carrying a torch for Hattie for years.Due to a misunderstanding as Jack tries to impress Hattie, they find themselves in a rather interesting predicament I enjoyed seeing their relationship blossom as they tried to make the best of their surprising situation.In addition to the romance, there s a mystery afoot, a storyline I found especially interesting And, all this happened during Christmas preparations at Fort Reno and the neighboring Darlington School The Lieutenant s Bargain is a lovely blend of mystery, romance and interesting historical details I look forward to future stories from this series and from author Regina Jennings I received a complimentary copy of the book from author Regina Jennings and Bethany House Publishers A positive review was not required All opinions expressed are completely my own. flag 10 likesLike see review Jan 17, 2019 Kav rated it it was amazing That cute cover promises reading bliss within and Jennings delivers in this drama romcom mystery Great opening scene full of action and danger and some surprising laugh out loud moments The perfect set up for Hattie s wild west adventures She s kinda prissy, prone to making snap judgments and fiercely determined to live her life on her own termsuntil a vicious gunman dashes her plans.Cue Lieutenant Jack Hennessey her knight in shining armor who rescues her from one scrape only to lan That cute cover promises reading bliss within and Jennings delivers in this drama romcom mystery Great opening scene full of action and danger and some surprising laugh out loud moments The perfect set up for Hattie s wild west adventures She s kinda prissy, prone to making snap judgments and fiercely determined to live her life on her own termsuntil a vicious gunman dashes her plans.Cue Lieutenant Jack Hennessey her knight in shining armor who rescues her from one scrape only to land her into an even bigger one And poor Jack, he s besotted has been since they were classmates in school Hattie didn t notice him then not in that way But she s noticing him now and having a hard time connecting the school boy with the army officer who has suddenly become the focal point in her life Lots of fodder for romantic tension, not to mention laughter.It s an intriguing time period and not without controversy I m always uncomfortable when I think about the ways both American and Canadian governments managed the Native populations Issues like sending the children to mission schools, cutting their hair, refusing to allow them to speak their own language etc The force feeding of white culture at the expense of Native traditions So I was wary of that aspect of the story but I think Jennings did a marvelous job of being historically accurate while showing compassion and understanding through the thoughts and actions of her characters especially through Jack.Then there s the mystery, some danger, the enthralling details of fort life and even a Christmas twist towards the end All combine to make this the perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter s night flag 6 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 12, 2018 Trisha Robertson Joy of Reading rated it it was amazing Shelves christian romance, favorites, historical fiction, native american, christmas See full review at start to finish, I loved this book The characters are multifaceted, dynamic, full of life, spunk, and charm I enjoyed their playful banter and I couldn t help but stay up late into the night reading and enjoying every moment of this page turning, engaging story While this story is the second in the Fort Reno series, you can easily read it as a stand alone and not feel lost I loved reading this story, it has found a place on my k See full review at start to finish, I loved this book The characters are multifaceted, dynamic, full of life, spunk, and charm I enjoyed their playful banter and I couldn t help but stay up late into the night reading and enjoying every moment of this page turning, engaging story While this story is the second in the Fort Reno series, you can easily read it as a stand alone and not feel lost I loved reading this story, it has found a place on my keeper shelf and will come out again in the future for additional reading enjoyment I give this story 5 enthusiastic stars and encourage you to pick up a copy for yourself to enjoy as soon as possible I received a copy of this book from the author publisher I am not required to write a positive review My thoughts and opinions are my own flag 5 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Brenda rated it it was amazing Another great book by Ms Jennings The historical parts I dearly love because I love reading about places I can only dream about History, adventures, danger and a love story, what can get better than that She makes me laugh but also makes me reflect on how it used to be riding on stagecoaches and being scared that they may meet tribes of Indians that are not friendly I liked both the hero and heroine Lieutenant Jack was so concerned about the mission school and how it could help the Indian c Another great book by Ms Jennings The historical parts I dearly love because I love reading about places I can only dream about History, adventures, danger and a love story, what can get better than that She makes me laugh but also makes me reflect on how it used to be riding on stagecoaches and being scared that they may meet tribes of Indians that are not friendly I liked both the hero and heroine Lieutenant Jack was so concerned about the mission school and how it could help the Indian children to learn Hattie pushes through her fear to try to help identify the murderer If you like Historical Fiction I recommend The Lieutenant s Bargain I think you would enjoy this author too I received this book from Bethany House Publishers on behalf of the author I was not required to write a positive review All opinions are my own flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 05, 2018 Lori rated it it was amazing I loved this book and I think it s her best yet This book was so enjoyable that I couldn t put it down There were some spots that I just couldn t help but laugh out loud and some i wanted to say hip hop hooray Jack and Hattie aren t they something They were my 2 favorite people in the whole story Hattie sure is full of spunk I was rooting for her through the whole story Hattie reminds me of me in the art department Oh how I used to love to draw Jack is a lot like me where books are I loved this book and I think it s her best yet This book was so enjoyable that I couldn t put it down There were some spots that I just couldn t help but laugh out loud and some i wanted to say hip hop hooray Jack and Hattie aren t they something They were my 2 favorite people in the whole story Hattie sure is full of spunk I was rooting for her through the whole story Hattie reminds me of me in the art department Oh how I used to love to draw Jack is a lot like me where books are concerned I love his quiet and strong presence when he walks into a room or wherever you re at It s why I just love him I admire him for what he does for a living Of course, I loved the Indians too I felt like when I met Chief Right Hand I knew him forever He s truly hilarious I recommend this book if you want a good laugh and a place to get away from the real worldI received a complimentary copy from Bethany House No compensations were received and all opinions are honest flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Christian Fiction Addiction rated it really liked it Sometimes, you are just craving a book containing a splash of humour, a dash of romance, a few tender hearted scenes, and or course lots of dramatic moments that will leave you feeling well entertained If that s you, The Lieutenant s Bargain exactly fits that hankering I quite enjoyed the first novel in The Fort Reno Series, Holding the Fort , and so I was curious to see what Jennings would next have in store for the characters living at Fort Reno I was certainly not disappointed, as Hatti Sometimes, you are just craving a book containing a splash of humour, a dash of romance, a few tender hearted scenes, and or course lots of dramatic moments that will leave you feeling well entertained If that s you, The Lieutenant s Bargain exactly fits that hankering I quite enjoyed the first novel in The Fort Reno Series, Holding the Fort , and so I was curious to see what Jennings would next have in store for the characters living at Fort Reno I was certainly not disappointed, as Hattie and Jack s story had me smiling from ear to ear one moment, and cheering them on the next as they sought to do everything in their power to make the lives of the Indians on the reserve safe and meaningful as much as society allowed at that time Whether the basis of the story is actually plausible I will leave for you to discern As for me, I decided to embrace this what if scenario, because I ve certainly seen that reality is stranger than fiction, so who knows what could have happened I enjoy how Jennings weaves in historical details and actual figures from the past to make an intriguing story And I was truly pleased that while Hattie has a few traits that may annoy, Jennings does a great job at making a character that you can absolutely like, while not admiring certain qualities, not always an easy balance to find The result was that these are characters you can both like and also relate to, because we all certainly know we are not perfect The Fort Reno Series is proceeding in fine style indeed, and I m looking forward to the third book in the series to come, because if it s anything like the first two in the series, we readers are in for a treat As for The Lieutenant s Bargain , I award this novel a solid rating of 4 out of 5 stars, glad to add this one to my collection of historical fiction tales You will be too Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf Martin Communications, Inc flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 29, 2018 Amy rated it really liked it Return to Fort Reno, the Major Louisa are about to be married Second in command Lieutenant Jack Hennessy is sent on a mission, one in which will take him back many years to his childhood and a surprise he never imagined would cross his path today A misunderstanding leaves him facing his biggest challenge yet and it has nothing to do with military exercise For Hattie Walker desperate to create some level of independence her journey to Denver to pursue her art career comes to an abrupt h Return to Fort Reno, the Major Louisa are about to be married Second in command Lieutenant Jack Hennessy is sent on a mission, one in which will take him back many years to his childhood and a surprise he never imagined would cross his path today A misunderstanding leaves him facing his biggest challenge yet and it has nothing to do with military exercise For Hattie Walker desperate to create some level of independence her journey to Denver to pursue her art career comes to an abrupt halt She didn t expect to see Jack again but his familiar face surely is a relief after everything she has experienced so far As different as Jack Hattie are, together they seem to balance each other out First however they have to figure out how to handle the situation they find themselves in One thing is clear, honoring agreements and traditions seems to be something very important Not wanting to damage a fragile relationship with the local Indian tribes they must make a decision that could change the entire course of their lives It s interesting to me how there were those who wanted to reach out to the Indians who found themselves being displaced by the white men Trying to establish schools and efforts to unite the two groups I do wonder at the motivations of some, but I did appreciate the authors insight into the challenge it was The scene in which one of the Arapaho is getting a hair cut as per requirements by the school he is attending was so beautifully detailed Using Hattie as a witness and in her artistry to look deeper into the emotions was clever It gave us as a reader a different perspective in which to ponder the complexities of such a thing As always I appreciate the research the author does in her work, and always there is insight into this time period and history of the area An original plot line and great characters, including outspoken humorous banter we all love from Private Willis, a little matchmaking from Daniel the result is a fantastic second book in this series I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House This is my honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 25, 2018 Dawn rated it really liked it Shelves bethany house, read in 2018, review copies, tbr 2018 This was a fun book I found it light hearted I loved how Hattie was searching for beauty in Colorado, but found it among the Arapaho I also loved Jack He was so great with Hattie I received a copy from the publisher in order to help promote it My thoughts and opinions are my own.Rating 4 starsRecommended to fans of Jody Hedlund, Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 03, 2019 A Harrison added it Shelves arc, historical, netgalley, read in 2019, reviewed, to review, should reread RTC flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 04, 2018 Claudia rated it really liked it Hattie Walker had quite an independent streak for a woman living in 1885 Not willing to marry just because it was expected, preferring to hone her artistic skills, Hattie had come to an agreement with her parents They would allow her to go to Denver and try to find success as an artist, but if she failed, she had to return home and settle down Neither she or her parents had been aware of the dangers that she would encounter on her trip west Lieutenant Jack Hennessey had gone to school with Hattie Walker had quite an independent streak for a woman living in 1885 Not willing to marry just because it was expected, preferring to hone her artistic skills, Hattie had come to an agreement with her parents They would allow her to go to Denver and try to find success as an artist, but if she failed, she had to return home and settle down Neither she or her parents had been aware of the dangers that she would encounter on her trip west Lieutenant Jack Hennessey had gone to school with Hattie After having joined the cavalry, he had written to her a few times with no response Now he was serving in an area known as the nations, studying and assisting with the Arapaho and Cheyenne There was no way he could have foreseen Hattie s arrival or the impact it would have on his ability to do his job In her notes at the end of the book, the author explains some of her research and why certain events in the story were included She says that she hopes the reader finds them plausible, but if not then she hopes they found them entertaining While I was reading I found the book quite entertaining with truly likable characters, while not exactly plausible, but after reading the notes about her research, I found the plot to be much plausible than I had at first Either way, this book has entertainment value, and I would recommend it as a fun read I thank NetGalley and Bethany House Publishing for providing me with a copy of The Lieutenant s Bargain in exchange for my honest opinion I was under no obligation to provide a positive review, and received no monetary compensation flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 18, 2018 Phyllis rated it it was amazing The Lieutenant s Bargain is the second of Regina Jennings books I have read What I have found each time is that reading her stories leaves me anxious to read Her imaginative, quirky, adventurous writing with such charming characters is very appealing.After her stagecoach is robbed, leaving Hattie as the only witness of the murders, she flees into the wilderness When she is rescued by friendly Arapaho, she mistakenly believes they are going to kill her Her attempts to escape and reactio The Lieutenant s Bargain is the second of Regina Jennings books I have read What I have found each time is that reading her stories leaves me anxious to read Her imaginative, quirky, adventurous writing with such charming characters is very appealing.After her stagecoach is robbed, leaving Hattie as the only witness of the murders, she flees into the wilderness When she is rescued by friendly Arapaho, she mistakenly believes they are going to kill her Her attempts to escape and reactions to the food they try to feed her are hilarious and even funnier is the name they bestow on her as a result.Jack, the boy now lieutenant, who had been so in love with her when they were in school together, has no idea Hattie is the one going to take off the local tribe s hands While he understands some of the Arapaho language, there is much he doesn t know and his attempts at impressing her don t turn out quite like he planned.The interactions between Hattie and Jack are so comical They are also tender and sweet as he is the only one who is able to make her feel secure after her trauma I loved the way Jack appeared so in control and fastidious, and yet his house was a bit of a disaster with books piled up everywhere When Hattie attempted to help him straighten up without his knowledge, of course , the results were hilarious Who but an artist would ever think to organize books like that In addition to the great story and personal interactions, the book is also carefully researched and has so many details about the interactions between the Indians and the settlers in the Oklahoma Territory The details of the missionary school and the tenuous relations with the tribes were not only fascinating and illuminating, they were also woven into the story very naturally.Historical fiction readers who enjoy humor, adventure, and spiritual lessons should put this book on their must read list Read my full review with a Preview at Among the ReadsI was given a copy of this book for free I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review All comments and opinions are my own flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Rachael rated it it was amazing Shelves christian historical, christian favorites Just as expected, I enjoyed the author s trademark humor and romance, but I found the setting and historical background of the story to be just as compelling.Having studied the old military forts and Indian relations in Minnesota, I was excited to discover the tribal focus in this book I was curious about how the author would treat the Indian schools there was a lot that was wrong with them A lot But Jack Hennessy has a point in the story better to go willingly to a school nearby than to be Just as expected, I enjoyed the author s trademark humor and romance, but I found the setting and historical background of the story to be just as compelling.Having studied the old military forts and Indian relations in Minnesota, I was excited to discover the tribal focus in this book I was curious about how the author would treat the Indian schools there was a lot that was wrong with them A lot But Jack Hennessy has a point in the story better to go willingly to a school nearby than to be forced to one across the country where one may never see one s family again, where one will lose all connection to one s home, language, and traditions The government did that, permanently separating many children from their homes by both distance and culture I respect the fictional main character for building a relationship with the people with whom he was working, for not just expecting them to learn to be like him, but for studying their language and endeavoring to know them better a mutual trade of ideas His is an attitude that was frequently lacking amongst the American military and Indian agents And I like that the portrayal of the cutting of Tom Broken Arrow s hair was treated with dignity and significance not as just a common haircut, but as something sorrowful, something brave, something life altering It might just be the best scene in the book.Hattie definitely starts out rather self centered, but not unpleasant I liked her throughout the entire book, which I cannot say for all heroines who start out ignorant and spoiled But I really like how she grows and changes throughout the story, learning to recognize the beauty and significance in moments and emotions, not just pretty scenery I especially loved her tribute to the school children Even with how much I was cringing at the beginning knowing how Jack s plan to impress the girl could only end in disaster , I really loved how the story unfolded flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 23, 2018 Amy rated it it was amazing I have so been looking forward to Lieutenant Jack Hennessey s story since getting to know him and his bookish ways in Holding the Fort Jack has had a long time secret love for a young woman he grew up with in his hometown So imagine his surprise when he ends up running in to her again out in Indian Territory by herself after a very harrowing ordeal.Hattie Walker is an artist and a dreamer Her dream is to make a name for herself with her artwork However her parents see things quite differentl I have so been looking forward to Lieutenant Jack Hennessey s story since getting to know him and his bookish ways in Holding the Fort Jack has had a long time secret love for a young woman he grew up with in his hometown So imagine his surprise when he ends up running in to her again out in Indian Territory by herself after a very harrowing ordeal.Hattie Walker is an artist and a dreamer Her dream is to make a name for herself with her artwork However her parents see things quite differently They would like for her to marry and settle down Hattie is not against marriage exactly, she just cannot find the right man to interest her So she decides to take her parents offer of two months to go to Denver by herself, put her art work in an exhibition, and then come back home to marry and settle down Hattie is desperate for her artwork to be exhibited but unfortunately finds herself in a dangerous situation and lost on the prairie After being taken in by the Arapaho tribe, Hattie finds herself being rescued by none other than Jack Hennessey.After a series of misunderstandings and humorous mishaps, Jack and Hattie find themselves in quite a predicament, one that neither planned and it will certainly bear some consequences I don t want to say anything else as I was quite surprised at the turn this book took and I enjoyed it immensely This was at times a humorous and heartwarming story of two people who learn to see each other for who they really are and then must decide if love is worth the risk of a different future and dreams than otherwise planned This is Jack and Hattie s enjoyable and re readable love story.I was provided a copy of this story by Bethany House I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my owntps pausefortales 20 flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 04, 2019 Gina Holder rated it it was amazing Regina Jennings s books have a way of tugging at your heart strings without making you feel sad or depressed Her stories are light and hilarious, but there is still a depth of character and faith in each one I love the predicaments her characters find themselves in The characters are flawed and relatable They have tender walks with the Lord and their faith shines through the pages reminding us to trust his plan without being preachy or pushy Although this is the second book in the Fort Reno Regina Jennings s books have a way of tugging at your heart strings without making you feel sad or depressed Her stories are light and hilarious, but there is still a depth of character and faith in each one I love the predicaments her characters find themselves in The characters are flawed and relatable They have tender walks with the Lord and their faith shines through the pages reminding us to trust his plan without being preachy or pushy Although this is the second book in the Fort Reno series, it does stand on its own You don t have to have read book one first, but I highly recommend it and not just because it s a great story as well Several characters come back as secondary parts that were in the first book If you haven t read book one which would definitely enrich book two you might be as confused as Hattie was when Louisa starts mentioning the Cat Eye Saloon I loved the historical elements They perfectly set the stage and take me on a fun adventure into the old west One of the story elements I loved was Jack and Hattie s feelings of inferiority for themselves, each comparing themselves to the other and both feeling the same way and yet not talking about it While they were opposite in so many ways, they have the same heart Having lived in a foreign country where I didn t speak the language or understand the culture I could relate with Jack s mistake in the beginning of the book, but I did find it odd that he couldn t understand what the Indians were saying then, but later he s able to translate an entire speech Having lived in Colorado, I loved Hattie s fascination with the Rocky Mountains I enjoyed her journey into becoming a deeper person and artist I loved watching her grow as she learned about life Jack was adorable He was so strong and capable, but when it came to Hattie, he turns into a sweet little boy and it was so cute I enjoyed meeting up with Daniel, Louisa, Caroline, Daisy, and Bradley again I am an absolute Jennings fan and I ve only read two of her books They re perfect when you want a faith filled story with a laugh out loud plot, sweet romance and a bit of western adventure and danger flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 17, 2018 Lyssa rated it it was amazing Shelves arcs, hardcopy I am a fan of Ms Jennings and all of her books, but I definitely do have favorites And this book was the best one I ve read since A Most Inconvenient Marriage one of my absolute favorites This book had everything Adventure and believable danger, history, humor, and a sweet love story The misunderstandings were hilarious to read and as I put myself in the character s places, their feelings and choices and mistakes were so relatable I loved Hattie I loved that she was bold and naive I I am a fan of Ms Jennings and all of her books, but I definitely do have favorites And this book was the best one I ve read since A Most Inconvenient Marriage one of my absolute favorites This book had everything Adventure and believable danger, history, humor, and a sweet love story The misunderstandings were hilarious to read and as I put myself in the character s places, their feelings and choices and mistakes were so relatable I loved Hattie I loved that she was bold and naive I loved that she was selfish and self involved sometimes I loved that her character had room to grow and mature I loved the way her priorities changed And I loved that she relied on her wits and faith to save her from beginning to end.I think I loved Jack even I loved his ego and pride I loved when he was intentionally funny and stuck his foot in his mouth I laughed out loud at some of his private reflections I loved his honor and integrity And I loved the way he loved Hattie.Most of all, I loved the rich history and side stories of tensions and change in Indian Territory I thought it was sensitive and respectful and so well done And I was particularly moved by Tom Broken Arrow.I cannot recommend this book enough flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 07, 2018 Rebecca rated it really liked it 3.5 stars I m not staying here I can t Besides, this is the last place in the world I d want to stay Dreams were over rated, especially when you were hanging onto the edge of a gully in Oklahoma s vast Indian Territory, fearing for your life Leaving a comfortable home in order to prove one s artistic talent in a large city like Denver, Colorado now seems laughable News flash A vicious killer is on the loose and Hattie Walker is at his mercy, if she manages to survive the night T 3.5 stars I m not staying here I can t Besides, this is the last place in the world I d want to stay Dreams were over rated, especially when you were hanging onto the edge of a gully in Oklahoma s vast Indian Territory, fearing for your life Leaving a comfortable home in order to prove one s artistic talent in a large city like Denver, Colorado now seems laughable News flash A vicious killer is on the loose and Hattie Walker is at his mercy, if she manages to survive the night Traumatized by a stagecoach robbery and subsequent murders of all the occupants save herself, Hattie is further terrified when it is a group of Arapaho Indians who come to her rescue But then that handsome lieutenant arrives.Lieutenant Jack Hennessey cannot believe his eyes the woman once a childhood classmate who has filled his dreams for years has re appeared, providing him with the perfect opportunity to demonstrate heroism except that there was a slight twist in the translation When Jack and Hattie leave the Arapahos and head towards Fort Reno, their lack of juvenile attachment will become the least of their worries You have to find what God wants you to do, and He s got plans for me as well Plans, plans, plans Enjoy every disruption of plans that this book happily provides, it s a lovely continuation of the author s Fort Reno Series flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 06, 2018 Suzie Waltner rated it it was amazing Do you listen to audiobooks I do when I m at the office I mean, I d never stay up with my monthly TBRs if I didn t listen to a handful of those But once in a while I come across a book that has people looking at me whenever they walk by my cubicle because I m smiling and laughing at whatever I m listening to Regina Jennings The Lieutenant s Bargain was one of those books.The misunderstandings with Hattie and Arapaho who rescue her, Jack and the Arapaho when he goes to rescue Hattie, and eve Do you listen to audiobooks I do when I m at the office I mean, I d never stay up with my monthly TBRs if I didn t listen to a handful of those But once in a while I come across a book that has people looking at me whenever they walk by my cubicle because I m smiling and laughing at whatever I m listening to Regina Jennings The Lieutenant s Bargain was one of those books.The misunderstandings with Hattie and Arapaho who rescue her, Jack and the Arapaho when he goes to rescue Hattie, and even Hattie and Jack are entertaining and hilarious And even though it takes Jack and Hattie a bit too long to discover exactly what they got themselves into, readers catch on quick which just makes it even enjoyable Plus, you have Hattie who has the heart of an artist and Jack who is a by the book scholarly type What could possibly go wrong While the laughs are abundant in this story, there s also some great lessons immersed in there The distrust the Native Americans had for the white man, the struggles to educate the Native Americans, and the danger of the time.As Jack and Hattie stick to the constraints of their bargain, they struggle to find the courage to let go of their insecurities and tell the other the truth in their hearts And that journey is a blast to take with these characters Jennings created.I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and or authors, including NetGalley I am not required to write positive reviews The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 04, 2018 Andrea rated it it was amazing This review is based on the Audible version Love Love Loved it I wholeheartedly loved this book I was drawn into the story from the first moment I pressed play It had me on the edge of my seat from the drama then giggling from a few misunderstandings and surprises.Of all the things that could have happened, Lieutenant Jack never expected to find a woman needing to be rescued There is a funny line Hattie says to herself about being saved by the Indians and held captive by the Calvary I lov This review is based on the Audible version Love Love Loved it I wholeheartedly loved this book I was drawn into the story from the first moment I pressed play It had me on the edge of my seat from the drama then giggling from a few misunderstandings and surprises.Of all the things that could have happened, Lieutenant Jack never expected to find a woman needing to be rescued There is a funny line Hattie says to herself about being saved by the Indians and held captive by the Calvary I loved seeing her connect with the children and how her heart changed as time went on This is a wonderful drama with bits of Regina Jennings trademark humor infused throughout A message of faith and trusting God is gently woven around the natural scenes Teaching the young Indian children and their parents the Christmas story through a school program was brilliant There are too many fun moments for me to mention I loved seeing characters from the first book included here but I think this story stands on its own I highly recommend this book I spent the entire day and most of the night listening Only pausing for a few important business matters flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 08, 2018 Lucy rated it it was amazing If you need a break from life and could use a good laugh then look no farther The writing is well developed and you can imagine Hattie and Jack in the circumstances that revolve around them I can see the look on his face when she sat beside him on the couch and wanted to kiss him, it cracked me up I don t want to include spoilers so I will just say her antics involving Jack will keep you smiling every time you think of it The roller skating scene is memorable I think these are my two favori If you need a break from life and could use a good laugh then look no farther The writing is well developed and you can imagine Hattie and Jack in the circumstances that revolve around them I can see the look on his face when she sat beside him on the couch and wanted to kiss him, it cracked me up I don t want to include spoilers so I will just say her antics involving Jack will keep you smiling every time you think of it The roller skating scene is memorable I think these are my two favorite characters from this author, although I ve enjoyed each book I have read by her I also enjoyed the historical aspect of the Indian children and the changes they had to endure Throw in some danger to keep you on your toes and you have the makings of an entertaining and enjoyable read I appreciated the authors notes at the end for explaining certain things incorporated in the story My theory is move this one to your must read pile I received a complimentary copy from the author publisher The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 29, 2018 Susan F rated it it was amazing This is an enjoyable romance and adventure story that starts out with action Hattie is a character that changes and matured though the trials she endures Jack is getting a form of payback for the teasing he gave his superior officer and friend from the previous book in the Fort Reno series He is also a magnetic male lead The inclusion of Arapaho natives makes this story interesting and informative Their caring, loyalty and pride adds such depth to the story, especially their devotion to the This is an enjoyable romance and adventure story that starts out with action Hattie is a character that changes and matured though the trials she endures Jack is getting a form of payback for the teasing he gave his superior officer and friend from the previous book in the Fort Reno series He is also a magnetic male lead The inclusion of Arapaho natives makes this story interesting and informative Their caring, loyalty and pride adds such depth to the story, especially their devotion to the children who they are slowly allowing to attend the white man s school The characters are easy to care about and the believable plot makes me want to read from the series This is an excellent story for the Christmas season or any time.Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for my copy I must comment that the description in the advanced readers copy about using oil paints and having them mistakenly dry quickly was forgivable because the story is so good flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 17, 2018 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing The Lieutenant s Bargain Fort Reno 2 By Regina JenningsThe Lieutenant s Bargain is book two by Regina Jennings in Fort Reno Series The author drew me in right away I love the story and the characters Jack is the Army Lieutenant and Hattie is an art painter going to Denver I enjoyed them getting to know each other They thought they knew each other from years ago Jack has always loved Hattie, but he got his heart betoken Hattie goes through a lot , being sent to Denver, her stagecoach The Lieutenant s Bargain Fort Reno 2 By Regina JenningsThe Lieutenant s Bargain is book two by Regina Jennings in Fort Reno Series The author drew me in right away I love the story and the characters Jack is the Army Lieutenant and Hattie is an art painter going to Denver I enjoyed them getting to know each other They thought they knew each other from years ago Jack has always loved Hattie, but he got his heart betoken Hattie goes through a lot , being sent to Denver, her stagecoach attacked, and took in by the Arapho s Jack sent to rescue her, and a bargain puts them in a predicament What will this do for both of them I caught myself laughing several times at the two of them I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Bethany House, but was not told that I had to give a positive review All opinions are my own flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 30, 2018 Doreen rated it really liked it review of another edition I like to take a break from suspense once in a while and read something that will make me laugh and smile and that has a lighter touch to it This book fit the bill I could see where the ceremony was going and had to laugh at what I knew was coming While this book was not as funny as other Regina Jennings books I ve read, it felt poignant to me I liked seeing Hattie s attitudes towards the Indians change and vice versa As an avid roller skater, I enjoyed the inclusion of that scene I I like to take a break from suspense once in a while and read something that will make me laugh and smile and that has a lighter touch to it This book fit the bill I could see where the ceremony was going and had to laugh at what I knew was coming While this book was not as funny as other Regina Jennings books I ve read, it felt poignant to me I liked seeing Hattie s attitudes towards the Indians change and vice versa As an avid roller skater, I enjoyed the inclusion of that scene It was also interesting seeing Jack process his childhood feelings now as an adult This is book two in the Fort Reno series While the characters in book 1 play a small part in this story, this book could easily be read as a standalone Thank you to Bethany House for providing me with a free e copy of this book I was not required to leave a positive review All opinions are my own Fort Reno series Book 1 Holding the FortBook 1.5 Bound and DeterminedBook 2 The Lieutenant s Bargain flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 28, 2018 Vicky Sluiter rated it it was amazing Every book I read by author Regina Jennings is better than the one before Book 1 in this series, Holding the Fort, was such an enjoyable read that I had high hopes for Book 2 And I wasn t disappointed The Lieutenant s Bargain was rich in humor and history I loved it An independent heroine and a dashing army hero who have a past cause some interesting situations So well developed you ll thoroughly enjoy getting to know the characters in this story.Jennings did a very good job researching for Every book I read by author Regina Jennings is better than the one before Book 1 in this series, Holding the Fort, was such an enjoyable read that I had high hopes for Book 2 And I wasn t disappointed The Lieutenant s Bargain was rich in humor and history I loved it An independent heroine and a dashing army hero who have a past cause some interesting situations So well developed you ll thoroughly enjoy getting to know the characters in this story.Jennings did a very good job researching for this story and the notes at the end will enhance what was written as a historical novel Full of surprises, this book is a great read I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 01, 2018 Nancy rated it it was amazing I am thrilled when I get to read a book that catches my attention This book did just that Hattie is heading to Denver to prove her parents wrong and prove her point to them The stagecoach she is in gets robs She is stuck out in the plains alone Thankfully the Indians found her After stories she has heard she is quite scared Lieutenant Jack Hennessy has pined after Hattie since they were kids He is the one to rescue her from the Indians But he s distracted by her and a big misinterpret I am thrilled when I get to read a book that catches my attention This book did just that Hattie is heading to Denver to prove her parents wrong and prove her point to them The stagecoach she is in gets robs She is stuck out in the plains alone Thankfully the Indians found her After stories she has heard she is quite scared Lieutenant Jack Hennessy has pined after Hattie since they were kids He is the one to rescue her from the Indians But he s distracted by her and a big misinterpretation happens And so begins a journey for them both Hattie learns there s and Jack learns to trust in God I love the lessons learned and the way the author portrays the Indians and gives us insight into their plight It s a beautiful Christmas story and I may have shed a few tears along the way Such a wonderful read for Christmas or any time during the year I received a copy of this book from the publisher All views stated here are my own flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 18, 2019 Kathryn Voss rated it it was amazing Some authors tend to lose momentum as they produce book after book I m glad to say this is not the case with Regina Jenning s latest novel, The Lieutenant s Bargain The second book in her Fort Reno series, Jennings fills the pages with mystery, adventure, humor, and romance that is clean, uplifting, and satisfying all in one piece To say I was sorry to see the book end is an understatement Her characters ooze with authenticity, side plots provide twists and turns, and minor characters fill i Some authors tend to lose momentum as they produce book after book I m glad to say this is not the case with Regina Jenning s latest novel, The Lieutenant s Bargain The second book in her Fort Reno series, Jennings fills the pages with mystery, adventure, humor, and romance that is clean, uplifting, and satisfying all in one piece To say I was sorry to see the book end is an understatement Her characters ooze with authenticity, side plots provide twists and turns, and minor characters fill in gaps of humor and liveliness that keep the story moving I truly hope we don t have to wait long for another book in this series I received this book from the publisher All thoughts and opinions are my own flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 16, 2018 Kristine Morgan rated it it was amazing I loved The Lieutenant s Bargain I would say the theme for this book is that God can use anything for good Hattie Walker is headed to Denver to prove that she can be an artist Hattie survives a stagecoach robbery and ends up in the care of Lieutenant Jack Hennessey a former childhood friend This novel has a strong plot and beautiful settings The dialogue brings the story to life I always enjoy reading books by Regina Jennings She continues to grow as an author So grab a glass of Meadow t I loved The Lieutenant s Bargain I would say the theme for this book is that God can use anything for good Hattie Walker is headed to Denver to prove that she can be an artist Hattie survives a stagecoach robbery and ends up in the care of Lieutenant Jack Hennessey a former childhood friend This novel has a strong plot and beautiful settings The dialogue brings the story to life I always enjoy reading books by Regina Jennings She continues to grow as an author So grab a glass of Meadow tea and settle in for a great read I was given a copy of this book by NetGalley with noe expectations All thoughts are my own flag 1 likeLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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        Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor She has worked at The Mustang News and First Baptist Church of Mustang, along with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows She now lives outside Oklahoma City with her husband and four children.


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    1. I expect to smile a lot while reading Regina s books and that definitely happened with this one However, there was a depth to this on maybe because the heroine meets with tragedy early and then finds herself in what she thinks is an untenable situation The hero has loved her from a distance for years, which creates its own set of challenges Add in all kinds of misunderstandings and mishaps, along with a school full of children that stole the heroine s heart and min, and it is another thoroug I e [...]



    2. I fell in love with Fort Reno the minute I started reading this series Regina crafted this beautiful place that was so hard to leave when the story was done I might ve read this one sitting The characters were so stinkin lovable and just so great From the main characters to the secondary characters I was instantly in love with them all Though they were all so different they created a wonderful family aspect.This book had a mixture of some of my favorite thingsaccidental marriage an I fell in lov [...]


    3. This story was so good I think it is my favorite book by this author yet The situation that Jack and Hattie find themselves in means that they must spend a lot of time together, really getting to know each other Both Hattie and Jack come to realize that they never truly knew each other the way that they thought that they did Hattie and Jack had formed ideas of who the other was, yet their ideas were not accurate I loved watching them get to know each other and the attraction that grew betw This [...]


    4. .This was a great addition to the Fort Reno series One independent, aspiring painter One bookish, romantically challenged lieutenant One request lost in translation One engaging story The Lieutenant s Bargain is the newest novel in Regina Jennings Fort Reno Series While it can be read on its own, it may be helpful to read the series in order to get to know the supporting characters and become familiar with historic Fort Reno.Hattie Walker is the survivor of a stagecoach attack Jack Henness.This [...]


    5. That cute cover promises reading bliss within and Jennings delivers in this drama romcom mystery Great opening scene full of action and danger and some surprising laugh out loud moments The perfect set up for Hattie s wild west adventures She s kinda prissy, prone to making snap judgments and fiercely determined to live her life on her own termsuntil a vicious gunman dashes her plans.Cue Lieutenant Jack Hennessey her knight in shining armor who rescues her from one scrape only to lan That cute c [...]


    6. See full review at start to finish, I loved this book The characters are multifaceted, dynamic, full of life, spunk, and charm I enjoyed their playful banter and I couldn t help but stay up late into the night reading and enjoying every moment of this page turning, engaging story While this story is the second in the Fort Reno series, you can easily read it as a stand alone and not feel lost I loved reading this story, it has found a place on my k See full review at start to finish, I loved this [...]


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