The Colonel’s Lady is Laura Frantz’s third novel. The setting is the late 1700’s Kentucky where not only is there a war going on but tension is also high among the Native Americans and the people moving into their land and territory.
The Colonel’s Lady has many themes: hope, forgiveness, honor, and love. Not only do you get a sweet romance but a mystery too. You meet many characters, all unique, and some with secrets. Roxanna and Cass are flawed just like you and me and you will find yourself rooting for them…not only as a couple but as they both overcome the past so they can embrace their future.
Several things make Laura Frantz one of my few must read Christian authors.
One is the fact that with a Laura Frantz book you get a true historical read. You can tell Ms Frantz’s has taken the time to research the time period and her beloved Kentucky. I found myself wanting to see the area for myself because of her descriptions.
Secondly I find I enjoy about the author’s books is the fact that she creates unique characters. Roxanna and Cass are unforgettable because of their unique stories…and their story together. The secondary characters in the book are lovable and at times I found myself wishing for more on them too. To me wanting to know more about the secondary characters as much as the main ones means the author has created an all encompassing story that will have you engrossed in the book and when you are not reading it..pondering what is coming next.
And lastly Ms Frantz’s writing style is beautifully descriptive and enjoyable. Reading one of her stories you are able to truly get lost in her descriptions and the lives of her characters. When you turn the last page you are surprised it is over because you have been swept away to another place for the last 416 pages.
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.
**Available August 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
***I was provided a copy of The Colonel’s Lady from the publisher. However, the views and opinions expressed are my own.