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The Courage Chronicles

Posted by on May 6, 2019 in Books, Oklahoma, The Lieutenant's Bargain | 23 comments

Welcome to the Courage Chronicles – a Scavenger Hunt/Blog Hop where you might win 5 marvelous books and one mediocre painting! (Haha!) Here’s the skinny – Follow 5 authors as we collaborate on a painting (from LetsMakeArt) and talk about what courage means in our lives. Visit all 5 blogs and find the answers to the questions on the entry form. From the completed forms, one winner will be chosen to win 5 books (one from each author), as well as the painting that they collaborated on. My portion of this great work. How fun is that? So, let’s get started. Read this courageous portion of The Lieutenant’s Bargain, then watch the video for clues: Hattie was just about to return to the coach when she heard a loud cracking noise. What were they doing now? Trying to rush her? She arranged the hood of her coat down snuggly over her chestnut hair and planted her foot on a high shelf of red clay. Another loud pop—a couple, in fact. The top of the stagecoach came into view as she climbed up. The driver crouched in his seat. “Stay down,” he yelled, waving her away. “What?” She caught the edge of her hood to keep the wind from snatching it. The leather window covering...

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Q & A with Regina Jennings – The Lieutenant’s Bargain

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018 in The Lieutenant's Bargain | 4 comments

What inspired The Lieutenant’s Bargain? Is there any history behind it? This period in American history is full of conflict and missteps by the U. S. government concerning the Indian tribes. Many policies were long debated, then enforced, then repealed and then enforced again as the government tried to cope with the challenges they’d created for themselves. The inspiration for The Lieutenant’s Bargain came from the laws pertaining to marriages between the two cultures. At this time, white settlers were not allowed on the vast lands of Indian Territory without a connection to the tribe. Unscrupulous men often courted and married Native American women for access to the tribal funds and land. All too often, these speculators would decide to seek easy money elsewhere and leave behind a wife and children, claiming that the Indian wedding ceremony wasn’t binding on them. Over time, the government enacted different policies trying to prevent the exploitation of the tribes, but it remained a problem for decades. The insistence that cavalry officers honor the Arapaho’s ceremonies is what gets Lieutenant Jack and Hattie into trouble when they unwittingly participate in a banquet. Did you have a specific reader in mind when you wrote this? Yes! Actually, this book was written for the late bloomers of the world—those of...

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Christmas Romance on the Prairie – Now Available

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Books | 2 comments

  Christmas Story set in 19th Century Indian Territory (Oklahoma) Lieutenant Jack’s life is upended when his childhood crush appears in danger on the reservation. Hattie Walker finds herself in debt to the awkward boy she’d ignored in school. When his critical mistake is uncovered, she learns that she’s bound by more than gratitude. Also available in Audiobook Hattie Walker dreams of painting the Rocky Mountains, but her parents want her to settle down and marry. They make an...

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Historical Tidbit – a/k/a Future Story Idea?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in History | 0 comments

British War Widows Will Go to Canada Thousands of British war widows and their children are to be transferred to Canada with the expectation that many women will be married to Canadian farmers, according to plans outlined here today by David Lam of London, commissoner of the International Emigration Society of the Salvation Army. He added that no women will be sent before arrrangements have been made for their employment and the rate of emigration will depend entirely upon...

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The Last Thing You Want to See in Your Hotel Room

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Family, Missions | 16 comments

Last month my husband Coy and I went to Belize to work with a ministry that a friend had started there. We’d never been to Belize before, but we’ve done our share of traveling and thought we’d seen everything. We were wrong. After a long day of flights and getting our bearings in the town, we were pleased to see how nice and clean our hotel was. It was beautiful with French doors to a balcony and many windows,...

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