I've been impatiently waiting for the release of The Colonel's Lady. As I became to love Laura's previous books I was sure that I would not be disappointed with this book!
Roxanna Rowan is traveling from Virginia to Kentucke to visit her father who serves as an officer under Colonel McLinn. When she arrives at Fort Endeavor she learns that her father was recently killed. She can't return and has no other options than to stay in her father's cabin.
Colonel Cassius McLinn was with Roxanna's father when he died and promised him to take care of Roxie.
While reading how their lives come together I imagined living in the Fort with them. I could smell the odors, hear the people talking and shouting, hear the bullets whistling, feel the winter cold and... feel the chemistry between the colonel and his lady *sigh*. I was really there and witnessed it all. Few authors can make me feel like I'm actually in the story.
It's no secret to those who know me that Laura Frantz is hands-down one of my favorite writers IN THE WORLD, her haunting prose and rich historical setting almost second to none. And did I mention romance?? Lord, have mercyâ€”Laura's romantic tension has more sparks and power than a battery of muskets fired in the Kentucke Territory of 1779. The Colonel's Lady is no exception _ or maybe it is _ "exceptionally" beautiful and heart-rending, and wonderfully, achingly hard on the pulse!! Just when I think I have read one of the best books ever, Laura writes a new one, so let me say it againâ€”The Colonel's Lady is easily one of the best books I have ever read in the Christian marketâ€”that is, until her next one comes out!
A friend introduced me to Laura Frantz about a year ago. The same friend recently loaned me another incredible book by Laura Frantz.
The Colonel's Lady may be the best book I've read all year. No lie. It's fantastic! Laura Frantz again takes readers on a journey to the Kentucke frontier during the American Revolution. Roxanna Rowan arrives at a remote fort in the frontier only to learn that her father has recently died and she must remain at the fort until it is safe for her to return to Virginia. A difficult commanding officer, peace negotiations with Indians, impending attacks from the British army, traitorous acts from someone within the fort . . . there isn't a dull moment from the first page until the last!
Laura Frantz is an incredible writer. Her writing style is absolutely beautiful. The way she describes the people and places in this story made me feel as though I were actually there in Kentucke in 1779. I think I would recognize these characters if I met them on the street!
I am such a huge fan of Laura Frantz. My only complaint is that she can't write fast enough for me! If you haven't yet read Laura Frantz's books, consider this your invitation. I can't wait to see what she writes next!
Handsome Colonel Cassius McLinn, who's pinned a Badge of Military Merit on his uniform, possesses the fire and charm of his Irish ancestors. By day, Colonel McLinn, with his brawn and brains, "holds fort" at Endeavor, a remote Kentucky outpost. Yet at night, secrets that are locked in the golden compartment of a precious heart-shaped locket haunt the jaded, war-weary colonel.
When Virginian Roxanna Rowan, suffering from the humiliation of a broken engagement, heads west in search of her father, who serves under Colonel McLinn, God links her with a band of dissolute prostitutes and a winsome deaf mute child.
Roxanna reaches Fort Endeavor, which is blanketed in doom and death, for her father has been killed in a recent skirmish. A solemn Colonel McLinn allows Roxanna and her ragtag band of women to stay. Immediately Roxanna pitches in with kitchen and cleaning chores, and, though grieving, agrees to assume the scrivener's job her father masterfully performed for Colonel McLinn.
An old diary of her father's and her chores as scrivener alert Roxanna to more secrets. Day by day, she realizes that Colonel McLinn just might not be who he appears to be, though day by day, she's losing her heart to him all the same.
Can Roxanna forgive the past and imagine a plan to prosper her life? Can Colonel McLinn rekindle the faith of his childhood and allow God to anchor his relationships? His life?
If you connected with Frantz's The Frontiersman's Daughter, you will REVEL in the lovely symbolism, the eloquent prose, the masterful way Frantz wields Revolutionary-era verbiage. This book has everything: antagonist, spies, an evil twin brother, a broken heart, a miraculous deliverance. Absolutely DO NOT miss this AMAZING READ!!!!
It's just as well Laura Frantz doesn't spit out three books a year, for if she did, I would be stuffed from the richness of it all. This book has a little bit of everything -- mystery, romance, faith, angst, etc. The Colonial's Lady is one of those books you save for a rainy day or a read beside the fire.