Aug 16, 2011

Book Review: The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz

Excerpt: Every step closer was a step away from the past, and for that reason there seemed to be a small sun rising in her breast, just like the one now pinking the sky over the treetops. She hadn't felt hope for so long -- or excitement -- but she felt it now and was hard-pressed to keep the emotion from telling on her face. It was all she could do not to run to the massive gates and fling herself into her father's arms. Though it wasn't the life her mother had dreamed for her, it was an honest life. The Colonel's Lady, pg 21-22.

Back Cover: Roxanna Rowan may be a genteel Virginia woman, but she is deteremined to brave the wilds of the untamed frontier to reach a remote Kentucky fort. Eager to reunite with her father, who serves under Colonel Cassius McLinn, Roxanna is devastated to find that her father has been killed on a campaign.

Penniless and out of options, Roxanna is forced to remain at the fort. As she spends more and more time with the fiery Colonel McLinn, the fort is abuzz with intrigue and innuendo. Can Roxanna truly know who the colonel is -- and what he's done?

Immerse yourself in this powerful story of love, faith, and forgiveness set in the tumultuous world of the frontier in 1779.

My Review: Life was very different in the year 1779, and I really liked the way that Laura Frantz portrayed the landscape and culture of the American past. Frantz's writing gives the reader a glimpse into a time that we usually only read about in history books. There was so much going on during the Revolutionary war, that we often forget about those fighting on the frontier. This novel gives us a look into the difficulties that these brave men and women faced while trying to win a war against incredible odds. This is more than a love story, it is a story of survival and pure American grit.

My Rating:

My Recommendation: I recommend this book to those who enjoy historical romance set in the time of the Revolutionary War.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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