Happy Friday and Happy December! I can’t believe how quickly this year sped by (maybe it’s because I had my nose in books for so much of it).
This week I’m sharing the first line from the second book in Regina Jenning’s Fort Reno series. Out of curiosity, does anyone else have a hard time spelling the word Lieutenant correctly? Every time I type it, it just feels wrong. Despite that, this book had me smiling and laughing quite a bit. Perfect for a busy season of the year!
About the Book
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 more.
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.
Now it’s your turn to grab the book nearest you and share the first line in the comments. Then head over to Hoarding Books to check out the others!