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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Colonel's Lady...Review

About the book:
Can love survive the secrets kept buried within a tormented heart?

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.

Anxious to be reunited with her soldier father, Roxanna arrives at a rugged frontier fort in Kentucky and is devastated to learn of his death.  Having no where else to go, Roxanna stays at the fort, taking her father's job as scribe and working with Colonel McLinn.  As she comes to know Cass, she begins to fall in love, but the path to true love isn't always smooth.  Danger lurks not only outside the fort walls, but inside as well, as Roxie discovers evidence that a British spy is among them. 

Laura Frantz is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.  I love all three of her books and I've loaned them out many times to friends.  When The Colonel's Lady arrived in my mailbox, I set everything aside to read it, including the book I was already partway through.

Laura does not disappoint and in Roxanna and Cass, we find another strong couple navigating their way through life, love and war.  As they come to love and trust each other, they also discover the importance of faith and forgiveness.

The 18th century setting is fantastic and historically rich as Laura weaves the story around sections of the Revolutionary War and includes references to George Washington and other historical figures of the time.  All of it comes together in a compelling, captivating novel that is difficult to put down.

Available August 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.  Thanks to Donna at Baker Publishing for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Laura Frantz here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

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5/5 Stars


  1. Thanks for the recommendation! I don't usually read books in this genre, but 5/5 stars is hard to pass up!

    Also, I’m a new follower— wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :) http://rachelbrookswrites.blogspot.com/

  2. Holly, You're quickly becoming one of my favorite readers:) Thanks so much for your beautiful words. I'm really thankful we've met through our love of good books. You have a beautiful blog!
    Bless you bunches,

  3. I was absolutely NUTS about this book, just loved it. Laura's best yet! Great to know another of her fans. :)