5 Stars Out Of 5
A Must Read!!!!
August 17, 2012
This is the first Laura Franz book that I read, and from the outset I wasn't sure how interested I'd be in the topic. I am not a fan of Colonial American fiction, and prefer the late Westward Expansion Era 1880-1900. However, to say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement. Not only was the history meticulous and effortless, but the the landscape was captivating. I fell in love with Kentucky, at least as it was then. The plot was believable with a few interesting turns. The characters were real and honest, sparking my curiosity. The drama was flawless as well. Lastly, I would add the I was uplifted in my spirit and inspired to spend time writing myself afterwards.
I truly recommend this book to anyone who likes history, romance, or would like a trip to another place for awhile. I also recommend her other novels based on Kentucky, the Frontiersman's Daughter and the Colonel's Lady, both different than this one, but almost equally enjoyable if not better.