Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz*A Review

Roxanna Rowan may be a genteel Virginia woman, but she is determined to brave the wilds of the untamed frontier to reach a remote Kentucky fort. Eager to reunite with her father, who serves under Colonel Cassius McLinn, Roxanna is devastated to find that her father has been killed on a campaign.

Penniless and out of options, Roxanna is forced to remain at the fort. As she spends more and more time with the fiery Colonel McLinn, the fort is abuzz with intrigue and innuendo. Can Roxanna truly know who the colonel is--and what he's done?

Immerse yourself in this powerful story of love, faith, and forgiveness set in the tumultuous world of the frontier in 1779.

Paperback: 408 pages

Publisher: Revell; Original edition (August 1, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 080073341X

ISBN-13: 978-0800733414

Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

Laura Frantz credits her 100-year-old grandmother as being the catalyst for her fascination with Kentucky history. Frantz's family followed Daniel Boone into Kentucky in 1792 and settled in Madison County, where her family still resides. Frantz is the author of The Frontiersman's Daughter and currently lives in the misty woods of Washington state with her husband and two sons.


Laura Frantz is a most excellent author. At every turn in the story I was delighted, surprised and fulfilled. The Colonel’s Lady is a story well told. This is the third book by Laura Frantz and she out does herself with each new book. She seems like she has been writing novels for decades.

The Colonel’s Lady was written in 1779 in the Kentucke Territory. I have never read of this time period, but learned so much about the things they did, ate and houses they lived in.

I really came to love Roxanna. She has such a sweet spirit but still at times she battled with forgiveness. Roxanna went through much heartache throughout the story, but she kept her faith strong in the Lord.

Cass is the Colonel of the fort where Roxanna’s father lives. She went many miles to be with her father. Cass is truly a gentleman from Ireland, but a Colonel that takes his job very seriously.

Put together, a genteel Virginia woman, the fiery Colonel Cassius McLinn, four fallen women, a mute child, with a fort full of men, and you will have all kinds of mystery, intrigue, love, faith and forgiveness.

I love many parts of this book from the beautiful cover, to the charming characters, the precious child and the most endearing love story.

My most favorite part was the surprise of who the spy was. I never would have guessed.

The Colonel’s Lady is highly recommend by me. A must read and a keeper. Can’t get enough of Laura Frantz’s books. Fantastic five-star book.

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I received my free copy from Donna Hausler from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

1 comment:

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Laura's books are wonderful. I've loved every one.