Monday, January 14, 2013

The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz

About the Book:

Roxanna Rowan may be a genteel Virginia woman, but she is determine 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.

My Thoughts:

Simply lovely! I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of the beautiful Roxanna and the dashing Irish colonel, Cassius McLinn, in the wilderness of Kentucky.

Frantz recreates the dangerous and harsh world of frontier living, from the daily routines of life in Fort Endeavor, to the constant fear of attacks from the Shawnee and the British. There is danger both within and without the fort, as it is soon discovered that a spy is among the inhabitants....

The Colonel's Lady combines a colorful cast of characters, an amazing portrayal of a handsome and courageous colonel who has his share of secrets, and a charming love story. History, intrigue, hopes and dreams, faith and forgiveness....a perfect blend for those who enjoy  historical adventure and a timeless love story.

4/5 stars

I am also very interested in continuing with this author and have added her newest release to my shelf, Love's Reckoning:

Title: The Colonel's Lady
Author: Laura Frantz
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
406 pages
genre: Christian historical romance

*This book is from my personal library.


Carole Rae said...

woooooooow. This sounds reaaaaaally good and veryy different. Plus the cover is lovely.

Audra said...

I love the setting! I'm definitely adding this to the TBR (plus, the cover is gorgeous!)

Joanne said...

Carol and Audra -- I love the cover, too! It's a lovely story as well!

Kimberlee said...

This one sounds really really good. Might have to check into it to see if the local library has it. My luck, it doesn't. Boo!


Joanne said...

Kimberlee - I don't mind sharing books. If there's ever a book that you can't find that I have reviewed, just drop me an email and we can do a book swap. :)

Staci said...

This sounds fantastic! I will add it to my 2013 board!!

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

I think I may have to give this one a try. Thanks for the review.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

This is one of my favorite Laura Franz books. My favorite is Courting Morrow Little, but this one is fantastic too.

Unknown said...

I'm so so glad you loved this book -- it is my favorite of Laura's thus far! :)

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