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.
Wow! I enjoyed it tremendously, Ms Frantz did it again, I have read all three of her books, and I am going to read them again, great story mixed with History. I would recommend them to all my Friends I can't wait for her next book:)
I love this story for the tender feelings that it causes within my soul, watching the growth of love thru the many facets of trust that eventually make up the whole of the story line. It is so personal and lovely, the way the Colonel and "his lady" show their love for each other, though they are seemingly unaware it is growing and real. Another amazingly wonderful book from Laura Frantz, a unique storyteller who stirs my very soul!