Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz

Book Description:
In 1779, when genteel Virginia spinster Roxanna Rowan arrives at the Kentucky fort commanded by Colonel Cassius McLinn, she finds that her officer father has died. Penniless and destitute, Roxanna is forced to take her father's place as scrivener. Before long, it's clear that the colonel himself is attracted to her. But she soon realizes the colonel has grave secrets of his own—some of which have to do with her father's sudden death. Can she ever truly love him?

Readers will be enchanted by this powerful story of love, faith, and forgiveness from reader favorite Laura Frantz. Her solid research and deft writing immerse readers in the world of the early frontier while her realistic characters become intimate friends.

My Thoughts:
I very much enjoyed this book. Roxanna is making her way to her father, a soldier at a Kentucky fort. She is running from her past and to her father, only to find that he has died. Cass, the commanding officer at her father's fort, took her father's dying wish that he take care of her very seriously. He feels guilt and remorse for the role he played in her father's death and knowing she has no where else to turn, offers her a job...replacing her father. As the two get closer, the knowledge Cass keeps to himself may just become a rift they can never get over.
The author was great at giving you exactly how the character was feeling. You could 'see' the changes in Cass and Roxie as the story progressed. Bella is a wonderful character and I absolutely adored Abby. The mix of characters is good and there is just a bit of suspense. All in all, a good 'by the fire' read!
I rate it a 4/5. It was a wonderful story line and I will look for more from this author.

Thank you to Revell for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

“Available August 2011 at your favorite book seller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”


  1. Hi Ashley, Bless you for your great review! I really appreciate that you took time for Roxanna's story. Thanks so much and happy reading!

  2. I very much enjoyed it and thank you for stopping by my blog!