Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz

Shortly after arriving at the Kentucky fort commanded by Colonel Cassius McLinn, the Colonel tells Roxanna that her officer father has died. Penniless and destitute, Roxanna accepts the Scrivener position once held by her father. Before long, Roxanna discovers secrets that her father uncovered shortly before his death. Who could she trust with this discovery that she found in her father’s Scrivener desk? Could she trust the Colonel? Was his attraction to her real or was he hiding his own secrets including her father’s death? Roxanna needed answers that only the Colonel could provide.

Set in 1779 The Colonel’s Lady is a powerful and emotion-packed story full of love, suspense, intrigue, faith, and forgiveness from reader favorite Laura Frantz. Her solid research and skillful writing immerse readers in the world of the early frontier while her realistic characters become intimate friends.

Here is my review of this beautiful romance:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Laura Frantz and her publisher for sending me a copy of "The Colonel's Lady" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“The Colonel’s Lady” by Laura Frantz is the story of Roxanna Rowan, the daughter of a scrivener/soldier stationed at Fort Endeavor in the Kentucke territory. Roxanna travels to the Fort to surprise her father after the passing of her mother and her beau married someone else. When several mishaps take place during the journey, Roxanna finds herself with unlikely traveling companions when she arrives at the fort. She also learns that her father is away but should be back by Christmas.

When Christmas arrives and Colonel Cassius McLinn returns from the campaign with news of her father’s death, Roxanna has nowhere to go. Accepting the position of scrivener to accumulate money to return to Virginia, Roxanna finds herself falling in love with Colonel McLinn. Cass has secrets of his own, and though he finds himself completely captivated by Roxanna, he cannot keep the truth hidden. But will that revelation remove Roxanna from his future altogether.

This is a beautifully penned work of historical fiction. Frantz takes the reader back in time with a suspenseful and eloquent plot, well-crafted characters and engaging prose.

1 comment:

Laura Frantz said...

Stacey, You have a beautiful blog! And your passion for Jesus and Christian fiction shines through:) Thanks so much for taking time for Roxanna's story. It means so much. Bless you.