September 26, 2011

The Colonel's Lady

This is the second novel by author Laura Frantz that I have recently read. If I had to express Laura Frantz's writing in one word, it would have to be breathtaking ...literally. I had to put it down several times, because there was so much to take in with each lovely descriptive sentence. Her writing is also very rich in historical detail. She really brought fort living to life and the language she used made me feel like I was back in time. 1779 to be exact.

The Colonel's Lady is a beautiful story of Roxanna Rowan, a women who travels from civilized Virginia to the unknown wilderness of the Kentucky frontier. She has come to reunite with her father, who is in the Continental Army. Only to find out when she arrives that he has been killed on a campaign. Here she mets Colonel Cassius McLinn and falls in love, but he has secrets that keep them apart.  As life in the fort goes on, Roxanna must learn to forgive and the Colonel must learn to trust God again.

This story kept my attention till the last page with some twists and turns I didn't expect. I love when books do that! I also found it a very moving story of love, forgiveness and coming back to the Lord.

I was so excited to win this book on Laura Frantz's blog! When I received it in the mail I was pleasantly surprised to see she had signed it with a note. I thought I'd share it with you all. :)


  1. Yeah! I've been waiting to read this book. I've heard such great things about it. Glad to know you liked it to. It's on my TBR pile:)

  2. You are going to love it Susan!

  3. I just got this book and am excited to read it, I've heard so many great things about it :)

  4. I have this habit of avoiding historical fiction with pictures of women in long dresses on the cover. I think it's the cliche I'm getting tired of, but I will have to add this one to my TBR pile. Sounds like a great story!

  5. Kate - I have to admit I'm a bit of a girly girl so I love those covers! ;) I know alot of historical romances can be cheesy, but this one is really well done. She is a very gifted writer. Hope you enjoy it! :)

    Faye - Hope you enjoy reading it too!

  6. Oh my goodness, I just won this book from Heather, at Audry Eclectic's blog!!
    I can't wait to recieve it, and am even more anxious for it now that I have read your review!!
    Blessings Love and HUGS, Linnie

  7. Linnie - Congrats on winning the book! Hope you enjoy it. :)

  8. YAY! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one, Cathy! Laura is at the top of my favorites list!!

    Congratulations on winning the book! Great review-I agree with you 100%!

  9. Cathy I just loved this book too! Great review :)

  10. Cathy, So happy you enjoyed the book! How thoughtful of you to post about it here. Your review is just beautiful and I feel really blessed to have you for a reading friend. I especially love the pic of Fort Boonesboro! At least I think that's my fort;) I grew up right beside it. Thanks, too, to all those who left kind comments here. Happy reading!

  11. Hi Laura,
    When I was looking for a picture of a fort, I came across Daniel Boone's and thought it looked as close to the fort as I imagined in your novel. That's so neat that you grew up right beside it!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, you made my day! :)


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