Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Colonel's Lady

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 Take: I have become such a huge fan of this author since reading Courting Morrow Little. This was another book that touched my heart and captured my imagination from the beautiful front cover to the very last page.

This was one of those stories that had it all. The leading lady and man were both richly drawn and I wanted their story never to end. They had a romance that was tender and had moments of wonderful electricity. I re-read parts just because they were so good. I was pulling for them to make it as a couple and she genuinely had me worried at several points in the story.

There is a whole cast of secondary characters that don't just stand idly by on the sidelines either. They walk boldly up and steal your heart. :o)

I loved the way she dealt with the Indians in the story. There is a mystery about someone who might be at the fort and betraying them to the British and that was handled really well. I have another book to add to my favorites list and I hope you'll consider adding it you your reading list as well.


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Awesome review, Lee!! I loved the secondary characters too. You gotta love a book that makes you want to re read passages!

Margaret Metz said...

Thanks, Carrie! :o)

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Great review. I love Laura's books. Each one is my new favorite. I thought I wouldn't like a character better than I did Morrow Little, but Roxanna was wonderful too!
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